The National Electrification Administration (NEA) is set to hold a solidarity fun run on July 28, which kicks off a series of activities marking the agency’s 50th founding anniversary.
The fun run, dubbed as “Golden Rush,” will be spearheaded by NEA officials and employees.
The activity will be held at Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife in Quezon City at 4 a.m.
At least 500 participants are expected to join the solidarity run.
NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong said the run aims to “commemorate in unity the gains of the Rural Electrification Program in the past five decades through a dynamic interaction among the key players of the program and the Energy industry.”
At least 500 participants are expected to join the solidarity run, which include representatives from different electric cooperatives (ECs) nationwide and EC Allied organizations.
Other participants are officials of several government agencies, including the Department of Energy (DOE), the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), National Power Corp. (NPC), and Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM), among others.
This year’s anniversary celebration will carry the theme “NEA@50: One with ECs and MCOs for Sustainable Rural Development,” highlighting the agency and EC’ milestones, including the symbolic switch-on of the 13 millionth consumer connection.
The occasion also coincides with the observance of the 10th National Electrification Awareness Month (NEAM) under Proclamation Order No. 1743 signed on March 16, 2009.
The NEAM is celebrated annually every month of August in recognition of the significant contributions of the electrification program in nation building.