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.
Join DAZN and watch Combate AmericasThe world championship doubleheader will have Combate Americas’ world bantamweight champion Gustavo Lopez (10-4-1) defending his title against Joey “El Cazador” Ruquet (7-1) in the main event. The match serves as a rematch to their original clash, when Lopez got Ruquet to tap out to an arm triangle choke in the second round back in December 2016. Lopez hones his skills as a member of MMA legend Randy Couture’s Xtreme Couture camp in Las Vegas, having avenged a prior loss to Jose Alday by defeating his rival via first-round TKO in March. The co-main event features Andres “The Bullet” Quintana (18-2) taking on Bruno “Aquiles” Cannetti (8-6) for the promotion’s inaugural featherweight championship. This bout, too, is a rematch, with Quintana having scored a first-round TKO of Cannetti back in December.“With an unprecedented two Combate Americas world titles on the line in the same night, this is sure to be an epic night of Mucha Más Acción, and we are grateful to our partners with Caesars Entertainment and Harveys for giving us the opportunity to bring this incredible lineup to Lake Tahoe,” said Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren in a press release statement from the company.Additional bouts for the card will be announced soon. Combate Americas is making history by doubling up.On Tuesday, Combate Americas and Caesars Entertainment announced a partnership to announce the mixed martial arts promotion’s first-ever world championship doubleheader. The historic show will take place at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys in Lake Tahoe, Nev., on Aug. 23, live on DAZN (9:30 p.m. ET).