02 Feb Task Force to Start Removing “Spaghetti Wires” in CDO by February
During a meeting last January 31, 2017, Tuesday, which was attended by telcos and utility companies, the chair of public utility committee City Councilor Teodulfo Lao Jr. said that the task force which is responsible for monitoring the “spaghetti wires” in Cagayan de Oro, started way back in 2010 but was not sustained, will be revived. The said task force will then be consisted by the telcos themselves to make it keen on inflicting penalties to erring companies.
Lao added that the City Mayor Oscar Moreno will be issuing an executive order for the intensification of the efforts in removing the “spaghetti wires” in the city.
According to a report from Sun.Star, some of the wires that we see in the city were installed as early as year 1980. And if the number of wires continue to increase rapidly, it may cause accident to nonparticipating individuals.
But before the task force deliver their action, the owner will be given 60 days for settlement with a penalty not more than P5,000, while business permits will be invalidated for those non-compliant firms.
As said by the National Telecommunications Commission Regional Director Teodoro Buenavista, the expenses that will be spent in removing the wires will then be sent to its owners.