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Commercial areas prioritized in Bicol re-energization plan

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Reenergize the commercial areas first to hasten recovery.

That’s the strategy being followed by the Department of Energy (DOE) as far as re-powering the typhoon-stricken region of Bicol is concerned.

“All commercial areas we are targeting na marestore na ang kuryente,” said DOE Spokesperson Wimpy Fuentebella, who incidentally is a former Camarines Sur congressman.

“Why are we concentrating in this areas? Because mas mabilis po ang restoration kapag narestore ang power o ang kuryente sa mga areas na ito. Mas mabilis na i-withdraw ang mga kababayan na umaandar na yung ATM.. mas mabilis na rin nakakaresponde ang mga doctor ang mga nurses mas mabilis na nakakaresponde ang ating mga government,” he explained.

Typhoon Nina (international name Nock Ten) made landfall in Catanduanes on Christmas Day. Days after, extensive damage was reported in Albay and Camarines Sur with respect to power lines.

Fuentebella said that the re-energization of local hospitals and government agencies were also prioritized by the Department.