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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 […]

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E. VISAYAS POWER BACK TO NORMAL AFTER ‘BISING’

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) said the electric cooperatives (ECs) in Eastern Visayas that recently experienced interruptions due to Typhoon Bising have returned to normal operation, while the cost of damage to power distribution facilities from the typhoon was estimated at P13.76 million. In its power monitoring report as of Wednesday (April 28), the NEA […]

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ELECTRIC COOPS LAUNCH OWN COMMUNITY PANTRIES

Electric cooperatives (ECs) nationwide have set up community pantries in their respective coverage areas to help their member-consumer-owners (MCOs) amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc. (PHILRECA) said the initiative was inspired by the first community pantry along Maginhawa Street in Quezon City.  This was not the first time the electric […]

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14 MILLIONTH HOUSEHOLD ENERGIZED – NEA

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) recently led the ceremonial switch-on of the 14-millionth consumer connection in the country under the rural electrification program. The 14 millionth household connection is located in Sitio Kamias-Badjao Annex, Barangay Bus-Bus, Municipality of Jolo, Sulu province under the coverage area of the Sulu Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SULECO). Since the inception […]