It was 2 pm Monday when I began this post and by all indications rotational brownouts in Guimaras had ended.That’s what I thought until another outage hit us last night from 8 pm to 11 pm. I checked my email and found an important update from British expat Paul who also lives on our island province. Rotational brownouts in Guimaras have NOT ended.
Here’s what Paul had to say:
Emails and Facebook messages to Guimelco, our so-called power company, from expats, including myself, are being completely ignored and have gone unanswered. As pointed out by another British expat friend, Keith, there are approximately 300 expats on Guimaras. If each of those expatriates contribute 1 million pesos a year to the local economies, which we do, that’s a 300 million peso contribution to the island’s well-being that Guimelco is completely ignoring.
If you go to Guimelco’s official website, there is no additional information about the rotational brownouts or a possible repair date. So what I was told during my visit this past Friday by Katrina, the Guimelco secretary, that the undersea cable which was cut and is causing our brownouts would be “tentatively repaired” this past Saturday was total B.S. I’m not surprised.
A big thanks to Paul for the update. We’re sure not going to get any information from Guimelco.