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NEA EXPLAINS TO COA: NO UNRECORDED BANK ACCOUNTS

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) issued a clarification on an audit observation memorandum (AOM) issued by the Commission on Audit (COA) regarding the bank accounts that were not reflected in the agency’s books of accounts.  The agency’s Financial Services and Accounting Division explained that the two bank accounts with a total amount of P290 million […]

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I’M READY TO STEP DOWN AS NEA CHIEF – MASONGSONG

National Electrification Administration (NEA) Administrator Edgardo Masongsong on Monday said he is ready to step down from his post and handover the reins of his office to the officer-in-charge to be appointed by Malacañang. This as Masongsong has stressed that he has yet to receive formal communication from the Palace on his reported termination for […]

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PHILRECA SHOWS SUPPORT FOR EX-NEA CHIEF MASONGSONG

The Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association Inc. (PHILRECA), an association of 121 rural electric cooperatives nationwide has expressed its support for former National Electrification Agency (NEA) administrator Edgardo Masongsong after he was removed from his post by President Rodrigo Duterte for alleged corruption. “Reports of President Duterte’s removal of NEA Administrator Edgardo R. Masongsong (ERM) […]

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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 […]

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NEA LAUDED ANEW FOR RESOLVING PUBLIC COMPLAINTS

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has been commended anew by the 8888 Citizens’ Complaint Center (CCC) for resolving 100 percent of citizens’ concerns within the prescribed period. In its letter to NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong, the 8888 CCC said that a total of 209 citizens’ concerns were referred to the agency from January to May […]

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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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NEA TO COOPS: INVEST IN EMBEDDED POWER GENERATION

State-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) is encouraging the electric cooperatives (ECs) to invest in embedded power generation projects to mitigate future electricity supply shortages in their respective coverage areas. NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong said embedded power generation could serve as supplemental energy supply during peak demand times, and reserve or backup power to consumers during […]

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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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OMECO SEEKS ERC APPROVAL TO EXTEND EMERGENCY PSA

The Occidental Mindoro Electric Cooperative, Inc. (OMECO) has sought the approval of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to further extend its Emergency Power Supply Agreement (EPSA) with Occidental Mindoro Consolidated Power Corporation (OMCPC). On June 11, OMECO finally received a Certificate of Exemption (COE) from the Department of Energy (DOE) on the conduct of Competitive […]