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NEA CELEBRATES 52ND ANNIVERSARY IN AUGUST

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) is celebrating its 52nd founding anniversary this August and the 12th National Electrification Awareness Month (NEAM), with the theme “NEA-ECs: Arise as One, Championing National Development and Building Sustainable Communities through Rural Electrification.”

NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong said this year’s celebration, however, will once again be different due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions enforced by the national government.

Created as an institution in 1969 through Republic Act No. 6038, NEA is mandated to carry out the total electrification of the country on an area coverage basis, in partnership with the 121 ECs nationwide.

Included in the lineup are various online events from July 28 to August 31 that will highlight the milestones of rural electrification in the country, starting with a virtual Thanksgiving Mass on July 28.

On August 2, a Lineworkers Appreciation Day will be held in recognition of all line workers across the country who put their lives at risk and work around the clock to keep the electricity flowing to communities and businesses.

The traditional NEA-EC Consultative Conference, meanwhile, is scheduled on August 5. Just like the previous year, the consultative meeting with the 121 ECs will be conducted virtually.

To get the rural electrification sector involved in the month-long NEAM celebration, the agency has enjoined the 121 ECs to conduct simultaneously tree-planting and line clearing activities in their respective franchise areas on August 11.

“We are urging all electric cooperatives to once again display our unity and solidarity by taking part in these undertakings in celebration of the National Electrification Awareness Month,” Administrator Masongsong said.

NEA’s founding anniversary coincides with NEAM, which is celebrated annually every month of August pursuant to Proclamation No. 1743 in recognition of the significant contributions of the electrification program in nation-building.

Created as an institution in 1969 through Republic Act No. 6038, NEA is mandated to carry out the total electrification of the country on an area coverage basis, in partnership with the 121 ECs nationwide.

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