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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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GATCHALIAN: HIKE FUNDS FOR REPAIR OF POWER LINES

Senator Win Gatchalian called for more than a 100-percent increase in an item in the proposed P4.506-trillion national budget for 2021 that will fund the electric cooperatives’ (EC) repair of damaged power lines and infrastructures. In sponsoring the National Electrification Administration’s (NEA) proposed budget, Gatchalian proposed an additional P550 million in the P200 million allocation […]

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VILLAFUERTE WELCOMES LUZON REHAB TASK FORCE

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has welcomed Malacañang’s creation of an expanded, special inter-agency task force to take charge of rehabilitating Bicol and other places across Luzon affected by the three devastating typhoons that struck Luzon in barely two weeks’ time. “We welcome the apparent expansion of the special task force that President Duterte created […]

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STORM-HIT TEACHERS TO GET FINANCIAL AID – BRIONES

Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones said the department will provide financial assistance to teachers and employees severely affected by the recent typhoons. “I have directed all field offices, through their respective regional directors, to submit lists of teachers and personnel who were severely affected by the recent typhoons and flooding. These lists will […]

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ELECTRICITY MOSTLY RESTORED IN TYPHOON-HIT PROVINCES — NEA

The supply of electricity in provinces affected by the recent Typhoon Ambo is now back to normal, except for some areas in Sorsogon, Eastern and Northern Samar, based on the reports received by the National Electrification Administration (NEA). As of Monday afternoon (May 25), NEA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) reported that power […]

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TASK FORCE SENT TO HELP RESTORE POWER IN EASTERN, NORTHERN SAMAR — NEA

Electric cooperatives in Eastern Visayas are sending a “power restoration rapid deployment” (PRRD) task force this week to help re-establish electricity services in Eastern and Northern Samar provinces following the onslaught of Typhoon “Ambo.”  The National Electrification Administration (NEA) said Monday two separate teams will be assisting the Eastern Samar Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ESAMELCO) and […]

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POWER RESTORATION ONGOING IN HIT AREAS HIT BY ‘AMBO’ — NEA

Damage assessment and power restoration efforts continue after Typhoon “Ambo” disrupted distribution services in several provinces, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) said.  The NEA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Department (DRRMD) has been monitoring the power situation in the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon), Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan), Bicol, and Eastern […]

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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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BILL DECLARING NOVEMBER 8 AS LEYTE RESILIENCE DAY APPROVED IN SENATE – ANGARA

The Senate passed on third and final reading a bill declaring November 8 as a special non-working holiday in the province of Leyte, in honor of the “extra-ordinary courage of the unsung heroes of Typhoon Yolanda.” House Bill No. 6591 was sponsored by Senator Sonny Angara, chair of the Senate Committee on Local Government, with […]

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POWER RESTORED IN SOME AREAS BATTERED BY TYPHOON ‘OMPONG’ – NEA

State-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) on Monday said power has been restored to several provinces in southern and northern Luzon after Typhoon “Ompong” (international name: Mangkhut) ravaged the country and caused damages. Of the 22 electric cooperatives affected by “Ompong,” eight of which have restored power to all the municipalities within their respective coverage areas, […]