Puerto Princesa City files civil lawsuit vs electric cooperative

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 24 2019 05:47 PM

MANILA — The local government of Puerto Princesa, Palawan on Monday filed a civil lawsuit against the city's local electric cooperative over its alleged failure to provide satisfactory service to consumers.

Parts of the city have been experiencing blackouts for the past 3 weeks.

Mayor Lucilo Bayron led the filing of the case against Palawan Electric Cooperative (Paleco), armed with the petition signed by over 500 residents of different barangays.

Named respondents in the case are Paleco, its board of directors, and acting general manager.

According to Bayron, the city's "electricity crisis" has remained unresolved since 2009.

Paleco acting general manager Nelson Lalas, one of the respondents, said the cooperative's board will tackle the case during their upcoming meeting.

—Reports from Arlie Cabrestante, ABS-CBN News