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PIA Press Release
2007/10/05

Davao Oriental boasts of 2 possible sources of power

By Neela G. Duallo

City of Mati, Davao Oriental (5 October) -- Fortunately, the province of Davao Oriental has two possible power sources, and can most probably, in time, get rid of the disastrous effects of long and frequent power interruptions.

Davao Oriental Electric Cooperative, DORECO, is cognizant of such fact, and acknowledges the existence of the possible power sources for the province.

Provincial Sec. and former DORECO Board President Mr. Chito Gregorio said that as yet, the electric cooperative is still financially not ready for establishing a power source for its consumers, as it would take a hefty sum to achieve one.

"Though it would take time to realize the dream of having our own power supply, but definitely, the province can with Aliwagwag Falls in the municipality of Cateel, and the windmill of Barangay Macambol in the City of Mati," Gregorio said.

The financial assistance of the Province and from the two district representatives are greatly needed for this endeavor.

Gregorio added that this has to be taken into very serious consideration.

"If we cannot do something with the power interruptions originating from the main power source, the situation will be worst, ten years from now," he explained.

The possible power sources are capable of providing a 10 million-kilo volts power supply, enough for the next forty to fifty years.

Aliwagwag Falls is a cascading waterfall, serenely located in the virgin forest of Brgy. Aliwagwag municipality of Cateel. It is considered by hydraulic engineers as the highest in the country, and one of the most beautiful falls in Mindanao.

It is a series of 84 waterfalls, cascading over 186 stairways, as it transcends like a stairway to heaven in varying height, and boasting of its 1110 feet majestic height and 30 feet average width. (DXHM-Mati/PIA XI) [top]

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