The clearing operation is part of thecity government’s effort to “level up” the spectators’ Dinagyang Festivalexperience, said Mayor Treñas. On the other hand, Cable Star Iloilomade available four personnel; Globe Telecom had one boom truck and threepersonnel; Sky Cable Iloilo, two personnel; and Philippine Long DistanceTelephone Co., four personnel. Mayor Jerry Treñas said theperformance routes of participating tribes in the January 2020 edition ofDinagyang Festival were priority areas in the road clearing operation of thecity government targeting electric poles and dangling electricity, telephoneand cable television wires. ILOILO City –Telecommunicationscompanies and Panay Electric Co. (PECO) have pooled their resources to removeredundant poles and “spaghetti” wires downtown. “This is in line with the city mayor’splan for Dinagyang…our priority for clearing are JM Basa and Iznart streets andthe Muelle Loney area,” according to Marcelo Cacho, head of the IloiloUtilities Group (IUG) that is composed of electric, cable andtelecommunications companies that own the poles and wires. The IUG also tidied wires, electricmeters and bundled as well as transferred blue boxes and street lights. “SaPECO, some of the poles we are removing konredundant, but mostly ang amon coordinationlang with the telcos para makasaylo ang mga wires nila sa mga poste namon while at thesame time bundling their wires. Paraat least indi ma-bundle ang electric lines man bala kay amo man na problema last time nag cause sang pole fires— ang pag-bundle sang contractor nila sang ilaelectric wires and telco wires. At least bala coordinated ang tananto clean up the downtown area,” said Cacho. Dinagyang is known for itsparticipants’ impressive choreography and striking costumes that reflectIlonggo ingenuity, craftsmanship and artistry. The highlight of the festival ison Jan. 26, 2020 – the tribes competition. He expressed confidence that theycould fully clear the downtown area before the Dinagyang 2020./PN “We deserve a colorful and excitingcelebration of our religion and rich culture,” he stressed. “Bisansa manpower complement the telcoshave also provided kay kalabanan sangbundling is on their side – their wires,” said Cacho. On the part of PECO, Cacho said theyprovided two basket trucks, one boom truck and another one if needed, fourpersonnel, and two line engineers. A total of 27 redundant poles(combined PECO and telcos) have already been removed and relocated between Dec.4 to 10. Non-functioning cable wires or deadwires would also be pulled out, said Cacho. Pastolero recently said an initialcount showed 140 “stranded” poles for relocation and of these, 106 belonged totelcos while 34 to PECO. In a letter to Executive Assistant forPower Engineer Randy Pastolero, Cacho, also the PECO administrative manager,listed the manpower complement from the power utility for pole relocation andtidying up of wires.