DOE seeks help from Defense department to secure energy facilities

THE Department of Energy has asked the Department of National Defense (DND) to help in securing energy facilities in Mindanao, which has been placed under martial law.

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said he has already sent a letter request to the DND for the assistance to secure power plants, transmission tower, distribution facilities and oil depots in southern Philippines and "other vulnerable areas nationwide."

He said he also convened the interagency task force on securing these facilities.

President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in the entire island of Mindanao amid the attack of Maute Group, which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, in Marawi City.

The militants have burned some establishments, such as church, school, city jail and hospital in Marawi City. (SDR/SunStar Philippines)

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