By Melvin Tubo| 04:44 PM February 25, 2021
Remy Ligan, a housewife living in Tintinan Island in Ubay town, Bohol, now has the opportunity to enjoy and experience electrical appliances the whole day.
Since Wednesday, Tintinan Island now has 24/7 electricity to use.
“Makatan-aw nako sa akong favorite TV drama unya makagama nakog ice water ug ice candy nga negosyo gamay, ” said the 50-year-old housewife.
Back then, the island only experienced electricity from 6 p.m. to midnight because of generators, but they all know that it was not enough. It prevented them from having a decent way of life.
Tintinan is an island barangay, one of the 44 barangays of the municipality of Ubay. It has 700 residents.
During the blessing and turn-over ceremony on Wednesday,Feb. 24, Bohol Second District Representative Erico Aristotle Aumentado said the cost of the project is P26M–P24M for the submarine cable and P2M for the distribution line.
He said he requested the funds thru The National Electrification Administration and Department of Energy and BOHECO 2 who implemented the project.
Village chief Victoria Alicida said the future of the residents are brighter with an electricity.
“Dili nako matukib ang akong kalipay ug pasalamat nga ang dugay na namong gidamgo ming-abot na,” she said.
“In behalf of the people of Barangay Tintinan, I would like to Thank DOE Sec. Al Cusi, NEA Adm. Edgardo Masongsong my former colleague in Congress, Mayor Costan Reyes, BOHECO 2 GM Engr. Eugene Tan and staff. Your efforts have made a difference to my constituents. Their dream came into a reality because of your support and commitment to energize the far flung areas in the province,” Aumentado said.
Aumentado said other islands to get electricity are Hingutanan (East and West) and Sagasa of Bien Unido, Gaus in President Carlos P. Garcia and Cataban in Talibon. Except for Hingutanan East and West that share a boundary, all the rest are island barangays.
The municipal government of Ubay headed by Mayor Costan Reyes distributed Food packs to all household in Barangay Tintinan.