Kite Flying Safety

Flying a kite is an enjoyable and wholesome activity, despite of this; flying kites near power lines could cause sudden outages and electrocution to the person flying the kite. Under Iloilo City’s ordinance, it states that entanglement of lines causes unannounced power interruptions and loss of lives due to electrocution. With this in mind, the ordinance also stated a penalty for violators such as a P200 fine or imprisonment of not more than 6 months, or both at the discretion of the court. In cases of minors, their parents would be fined not less than P100 or imprisonment of up to 30 days, or both at the discretion of the court.

  • As a general safety precaution, do not fly kites near trees, houses, roads and especially power lines.
  • Flying kites near power lines or substations would result to entanglement with the lines; this will cause power outages which are an inconvenience to everybody.
  • Never use metal strings as a material for making your kite, this would result in electric shock when the metal strings come in contact with the lines.
  • Please do not retrieve kites that are entangled in electric lines by yourself, please call 333-PECO (7326) and let us do the job.