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NEA MOVES TO ENSURE SMOOTH TURNOVER OF BARMM COOPS

State-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) has begun the process to transfer the authority to supervise electric cooperatives (ECs) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to the Bangsamoro Government. Republic Act No. 11054, otherwise known as the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), was approved on July 27, 2018. With the passage of the BOL, […]

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NEA TO LUZON COOPS: PREPARE AMID TAAL UNREST

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) directed the electric cooperatives (ECs) in Luzon, especially those in Region IV-A, to make the necessary preparations following the phreatomagmatic eruption of Taal Volcano. The NEA through its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) issued an advisory on Thursday, July 1, calling on all Luzon ECs to take the […]

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CABSEC NOGRALES BACKS RURAL ELECTRIFICATION DRIVE

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles made a brief but productive visit to the Tablas Island Electric Cooperative (TIELCO) main office in Romblon last June 18, 2021 where he expressed full support for electric cooperatives’ (ECs) advocacy of achieving comprehensive rural electrification in the countryside. In a meeting with Congressman Budoy Madrona, Governor Jose Riano, TIELCO OIC-General […]

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NEA: OVER 148,000 NEW CONSUMER CONNECTIONS IN Q1

Electric cooperatives (ECs) have recorded an additional 148,792 consumer connections in the first quarter of the current year, data submitted to the National Electrification Administration (NEA) showed. The NEA Information Technology and Communication Services Department (ITCSD) said the figure, which is equivalent to 37 percent of the corporate target, is slightly higher than the 134,435 […]

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NEA: POWER BACK IN MAJORITY OF DANTE-HIT AREAS

Electric cooperatives (ECs) affected by Tropical Storm ‘Dante’ have made significant progress in restoring power to their respective coverage areas, with the majority of them already back to normal operations. Based on the monitoring of the National Electrification Administration (NEA) through its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department as of Sunday (June 06), the provinces […]

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NEA ISSUES ADDED GUIDELINES ON CONSUMER ACCOUNTS

State-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) recently issued an addendum to the existing guidelines approved by the agency in October last year on writing-off worthless consumer accounts receivables. The addendum comes after the Lanao del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LASURECO) wrote to the agency’s Electric Cooperatives Audit Department (ECAD), requesting to write-off power bills, the records […]

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5 ELECTRIC COOPS GET P123-M NEA LOANS IN APRIL

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) released P123.118 million in loans in April alone to improve the rural electrification infrastructure of five electric cooperatives (ECs) in the country. The recipients were Bantayan Island Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BANELCO), La Union Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LUELCO), Quezon I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (QUEZELCO I), Bohol II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BOHECO […]

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PHILRECA: NO TO POWER DISTRIBUTION PRIVATIZATION

The Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association Inc. (PHILRECA), an umbrella organization of 121 electric cooperatives (ECs), on Friday (May 14) led the nationwide protests against moves to privatize power distribution utilities.  PHILRECA also denounced the unfair treatment of the ECs, citing the case of the Benguet Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BENECO) which is currently questioning the […]

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NO PUBLIC FUNDS IN PHILRECA CAMPAIGN — MASONGSONG

National Electrification Administration (NEA) chief Edgardo Masongsong on Thursday (May 13) refuted the allegations leveled by the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) as “baseless and malicious.” Masongsong has assured that contrary to the statement made by PACC Chairman Greco Belgica, no public funds were used to finance the campaign of the PHILRECA party-list during the 2019 […]

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NO COOP CONTRIBUTIONS IN 2019 CAMPAIGN – PHILRECA

PHILRECA Party-list Rep. Presley De Jesus has denied allegations of receiving political contributions from electric cooperatives (ECs) for its campaign during the 2019 elections.  In a statement, PHILRECA Party-list Rep. Presley De Jesus categorically denied the allegations hurled against the party-list by Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) chairman Greco Belgica.  PHILRECA party-list, however, assured that it […]