“IT IS the promise of Bacolod City Mayor-elect Alfredo 'Albee' Benitez to address the dangling 'spaghetti wires' along the roads.”

This was stressed by reelected Councilor Al Victor Espino Friday, May 20, 2022, after they held a meeting with the representatives of telecommunication companies in Bacolod City.

Espino, chairperson of the City Council committee on information and communication technology, said the “spaghetti wires” pose a great danger to the pedestrians as well as to motorists.

“We need to get rid of these wires especially in the highways and secondary roads,” he said, saying that some of these are no longer functional.

Espino stressed that telecommunication representatives also vowed to help.

“We will identify the priority areas for the benefit of the general public (as) it is one of the priorities of the incoming administration,” the councilor said.

Espino noted that some of the local government units in the country were already implementing the underground cabling system which is an expensive proposition, however, they also considered it for the future.

“But for now, we will remove those wires that are no longer functioning for the safety of everybody. We will prioritize in the areas along Lacson and Araneta streets or the main thoroughfares,” he added.

Espino disclosed that the telecommunication companies were only renting from the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) to utilize their posts for their wires.