The war-torn city of Marawi has started to emerge from the dark, a year after terrorists fled and left its residents in a state of uncertainty. And this Christmas season, the outpouring of support from both the private and public sector brings nothing but a ray of hope and a brighter future ahead.
They were literally in the dark then. The conflict left the entire city with damaged electric poles and all their transformers stolen. Thanks to the re-energization initiatives of AboitizPower through its subsidiaries Davao Light and Power Company and Cotabato Light and Power Company, electricity in the city is gradually being restored.
The power companies donated distribution transformers, wooden poles and electrical equipment and supplies to Lanao del Sur Electric Cooperative (LASURECO), the local electric cooperative covering Marawi.
The Aboitiz Group donated a total of P5.6 million worth of transformers, electric poles, wirings and supplies to LASURECO, given in two tranches 12 February and 8 November this year amid efforts to restore the city’s power supply.