Rural electrification program benefits 53 NegOcc households

BACOLOD City – Fifty-three households in the town of Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental that do not have access to electricity have benefited the National Electrification Administration’s (NEA) rural electrification program (SEP).

Jose Taniongon, officer-in-charge of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) said beneficiaries were fully energized through the initiative of the province’s power distributor.

He added that barangays Bago and Bunga were the benefactors of the energization program with the support from the municipal government.  

NEA has been targeting to power sitios since there are still 19,000 areas without access to power.

Taniongon also said that beneficiaries were reminded of the responsibility that comes along with the benefit of having electric power connection.

Last year, several national officials including Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian expressed disapproval of the budget cut, leaving NEA with less than P1-billion from its initial proposal of P1.6-billion for 2019./PN

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