Last December, Davao Light sent a team of linemen to help restore power in Sorsogon, which had been severely affected by Typhoon Nona. The team of 10 linemen assisted Sorsogon 1 Electric Cooperative (SORECO 1) and other volunteers from other distribution utilities in the line clearings, primary and secondary line restorations, and pole erections.
“The assistance that we give is not only limited to the areas where we operate, especially in times of a calamity. By sending our team, we hope to, at least, ease a little the current situation of the community. We’re also grateful to our linemen who chose to spend the holidays working to speed up restoration works in Sorsogon instead of being with their families,â€ said Mark Valencia, Davao Light Asst. Vice President for Engineering Operations.
The Davao Light team worked in Sorsogon until mid-January 2016. Davao Light was also one of the electric utilities that first responded and helped in power restoration following the devastation of Typhoon Pablo in Davao del Norte and Davao Oriental, super Typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas, and Typhoon Glenda in Luzon.