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NEA: RESTORE P9B BUDGET FOR RURAL ELECTRIFICATION

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) welcomes the resolution filed by the ‘power bloc’ of the House of Representatives that seeks to restore P9 billion in the agency’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2021. Power Bloc representatives filed on September 22 House Resolution No. 1245 urge the House Committee on Appropriations to restore the P9 billion […]

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POWER BLOC VOWS FULL SUPPORT TO NEA, RURAL ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAM

The Power Bloc representatives have expressed their all-out support to the National Electrification Administration (NEA) as it celebrates its 51st founding anniversary. Rep. Presley De Jesus of the Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (PHILRECA) partylist issued this message of support on behalf of the Power Bloc during the NEA-EC Consultative Conference held via Zoom video […]

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NEA, POWER CO-OPS PAY TRIBUTE TO LINE WORKERS

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) on Monday joined the rural electrification sector in paying tribute to all line workers of electric cooperatives (ECs) across the country during an online Linemen Appreciation Day event.  In his message, NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong acknowledged the “hard work, dedication, and sacrifices” of line workers as essential personnel of power […]

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COVID-19 DISRUPTS RURAL ELECTRIFICATION PROJECTS— NEA

Work on some of the rural electrification projects funded by government subsidies has been affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) said. NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong admitted that the implementation of projects, such as the Sitio Electrification Program (SEP), is experiencing delays because of the continuing restrictions imposed to […]

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PHILRECA PARTY-LIST SUPPORTS ‘BALIK PROBINSYA’ PROGRAM – REP. DE JESUS

A party-list lawmaker has expressed his full support for the government’s “Balik Probinsya” program aimed at decongesting the National Capital Region (NCR) amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Rep. Presley de Jesus of the Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (PHILRECA) party-list welcomed the institutionalization of the “Balik Probinsya” program, and expressed the rural electrification […]

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SMART SOLAR NETWORK LIGHTS UP BUSUANGA ISLAND IN PALAWAN — NEA

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) recently led the inauguration last Sunday of a pilot project of Smart Solar Network installed in an off-grid island barangay in Busuanga, Palawan province.   Administrator Edgardo Masongsong joined the Busuanga Island Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BISELCO) in the ceremonial switch-on of the interconnected solar home systems (SHS) with batteries, providing 24/7 […]

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NEA MARKS 50 YEARS OF RURAL ELECTRIFICATION WITH COMMEMORATIVE STAMP

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) marked 50 years of rural electrification Tuesday (August 6) with the official launching of a commemorative stamp and the symbolic switch-on of the 13-millionth electric cooperative (EC) consumer connection in the country.  Together with ECs and their allied organizations, the NEA officials and employees led by Administrator Edgardo Masongsong gathered […]

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TOP EC LINE WORKERS HAD SKILLS TESTED AT ‘WARRIORS OF LIGHT’ SUMMIT — NEA

Considered the backbone of electric cooperatives (ECs) in the electrification of rural and remote areas, the best line workers tested their skills as they competed Thursday (July 25) in the first national rodeo for line workers during the “Warriors of Light” Summit.  Three teams from different ECs representing Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao came to Baguio City […]

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PREPARATIONS FOR NEA’S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY ON TRACK

Preparations to mark the 50th founding anniversary of the National Electrification Administration (NEA) are well underway, with a series of activities and events for its stakeholders to commemorate the significant event.   Carrying the theme “NEA@50: One with ECs and MCOs for Sustainable Rural Development,” this year’s celebration will highlight the NEA and Electric Cooperatives’ […]

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NEA, ECS HIT ANOTHER MILESTONE IN RURAL ELECTRIFICATION DRIVE – MASONGSONG

As its golden anniversary approaches, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) has reached yet another significant milestone in its rural electrification drive. The agency, in partnership with all the electric cooperatives (ECs), has achieved the 13 millionth consumer connection based on the April data submitted to the NEA Information Technology and Communication Services Department (ITCSD). NEA […]