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REPAIR OF ‘MARING’- HIT FARM-TO-MARKET ROADS URGED

Alongside the swift release of aid for farmers affected by Severe Tropical Storm Maring, AGRI Party-list is urging the national government to prioritize the repairs of farm-to-markets roads made impassable by the recent storm. “As much as the farmers need financial aid in order to get back on their feet after being ravaged by Maring, […]

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POWER COOPS SUSTAIN P2.7M DAMAGE FROM DANTE — NEA

The cost of damage inflicted by Tropical Storm ‘Dante’ on the power distribution facilities was estimated at P2.715 million, reports submitted by the electric cooperatives (ECs) to the National Electrification Administration (NEA) showed.  Among the affected ECs, the Masbate Electric Cooperative, Inc. (MASELCO) incurred the biggest amount of damage at P1.986 million, based on the […]

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ROLLY DAMAGED POWER DISTRIBUTION INFRA AT P327.9M

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) said the initial cost of damage to power distribution infrastructure from Typhoon Rolly rose to P327.909 million, a bulk of the amount sustained by the electric cooperatives (ECs) in the Bicol region.  It was based on the reports submitted to the NEA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) as […]

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TYPHOON AMBO LEAVES POWER CO-OPS WITH P170M DAMAGE COST – NEA

The initial cost of damage incurred by electric cooperatives (ECs) from Typhoon Ambo has reached P170 million, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) said. Based on the reports received by the NEA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) as of Tuesday (May 19), Ambo caused an initial estimate of P170.215 million in damages to ECs […]

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TISOY-HIT POWER COOPS NEED P1-B IN ASSISTANCE — NEA

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) is asking for financial assistance that will be used to aid electric cooperatives (ECs) that were affected by Typhoon Tisoy (international name Kammuri) as damage to their distribution facilities has almost reached P1 billion. In a letter addressed to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong appealed […]

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TISOY LEAVES P300M DAMAGE TO POWER COOP FACILITIES — NEA

The initial cost of damage to power distribution facilities of electric cooperatives (ECs) from Typhoon Tisoy was estimated at P300 million as of Friday (December 6), the National Electrification Administration (NEA) disclosed.  According to Engr. Federico Villar, Jr., acting director of NEA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD), the amount is expected to go higher […]

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APOLOGY BY CHINESE TRAWLER OWNER SIDESTEPS ABANDONMENT ISSUE – GORDON

The owner of the Chinese trawler may have apologized more than two months after the vessel hit a Philippine fishing vessel near the Recto Bank, but the apology did not acknowledge the abandonment of the Filipino fishermen who were abandoned at sea, Senator Dick Gordon has pointed out. “No mention has been made of the […]

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NIA TO LOOK INTO AREAS DAMAGED BY ‘FALCON’ – NOGRALES

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said government is looking into measures to mitigate damage to agriculture areas caused by Tropical  Storm “Falcon.” “We’re examining and assessing areas devoted to agriculture that were affected and are going to be affected by the tropical storm. Agencies such as the NIA play a crucial role in ensuring that support services […]

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ECs RESTORE POWER TO 98 PERCENT OF HOUSEHOLDS IN PROVINCES HIT BY ‘OMPONG’ – NEA

State-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) said about 98.11 percent of households in several provinces in Luzon that lost electricity service in the wake of Typhoon “Ompong” (international name Mangkhut) last month had their services restored. According to NEA, restoration efforts still continue in some areas more than three weeks after the onslaught of “Ompong,” which […]