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CENTRAL LUZON ECs TO HELP RESTORE ELECTRICITY SERVICE IN AREAS HIT BY ‘OMPONG’ – MASONGSONG

A task force composed of electric cooperatives (ECs) from Central Luzon is preparing to head north to help restore power in areas left in the dark due to Typhoon “Ompong” (international name: “Mangkhut.”) Dubbed “Power Restoration Rapid Deployment Task Force Ompong,” the team will augment the manpower of the typhoon-affected ECs and provide the necessary […]

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INITIAL COST OF DAMAGE TO ECs DUE TO ‘OMPONG’ AT P135M – NEA

The initial cost of damage to electric cooperatives (ECs) in Luzon caused by the onslaught of Typhoon “Ompong” (international name: Mangkhut) has climbed to P135 million, state-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) reported Tuesday. As of noon Tuesday, September 18, the initial amount of damage to the distribution facilities of ECs impacted by “Ompong” was at […]

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POWER RESTORED IN SOME AREAS BATTERED BY TYPHOON ‘OMPONG’ – NEA

State-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) on Monday said power has been restored to several provinces in southern and northern Luzon after Typhoon “Ompong” (international name: Mangkhut) ravaged the country and caused damages. Of the 22 electric cooperatives affected by “Ompong,” eight of which have restored power to all the municipalities within their respective coverage areas, […]

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MMDA EMPLOYEES RETURN $79K TO ROAD ACCIDENT VICTIM – LIM

Three members of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Road Emergency Group were cited for honesty after returning a sling bag containing $79,500 to a road accident victim in Taguig City recently. MMDA rescue personnel Mariel Bacho, Kristopher Concepcion, and Sheena Santillan did not think twice about surrendering the bag containing bundles of US dollars […]

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NEA, ELECTRIC COOPS REACH 66 PERCENT OF NEW CONSUMER CONNECTIONS TARGETS – ITCSD

State-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) and its partner electric cooperatives (ECs) are still on course to meet the goal of delivering 460,000 new consumer electricity connections for this year. According to data from the NEA Information Technology and Communication Services Department (ITCSD), new consumer connections for the January-July period reached 304,674 or 66 percent of […]

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SOLAR PARA SA BAYAN USING LEGISLATIVE FRANCHISE TO CIRCUMVENT EPIRA – ELECTRIC COOPS

One of the country’s largest electric cooperative (EC) groups on Tuesday slammed what it said was an attempt by Solar Para sa Bayan Corporation, a private solar power company to circumvent provisions of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA) by obtaining a legislative franchise. In a position paper submitted to House Appropriations […]

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CREATION OF NEW ALBAY ELECTRIC COOP INTERIM BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVED – NEA

State-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) has approved the establishment of a new Interim Board of Directors (IBOD) for the Albay Electric Cooperative (ALECO). The NEA Board of Administrators passed Resolution No. 154 on August 29, approving the request of the Board Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Committee (BGNRC) for the creation of an ALECO interim board. […]

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NEW DOUBTS, FEARS OVER ‘UNDERHANDED’ ENTRY OF PRIVATE GROUPS IN POWER SECTOR – ELECTRIC COOPS

Two of the biggest electric cooperative (EC) groups in the country expressed grave concerns over the “publicity-driven” attempts of a private for-profit entity wanting to enter the power sector to “paint itself as a savior of rural electrification,” in what they tagged as a “concerted drive to undermine grassroots people’s organizations deeply embedded in the […]

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USE ELECTRICITY TO WATCH EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION SHOWS – MASONGSONG

In his keynote speech, at the inauguration of the new headquarters of Nueva Ecija I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NEECO-1) in San Isidro, Nueva Ecija last August 30, Masongsong said that while rural electrification has allowed more Filipinos to gain access to television and other forms of mass media for the past 49 years, he is […]

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SOLAR TECHNOLOGY TO FAST-TRACK RURAL ELECTRIFICATION – MASONGSONG

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) is looking at solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and other alternatives to speed up electrification in rural and remote areas where about two million households are still waiting for steady and reliable power services. NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong said the agency has began exploring several strategies to light up the remaining […]