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Sugod niadtong March 23, 2018, ang BOHECO I nisuspende sa Masterpay sa ilang opportinidad nga pagdawat sa balayronon sa kurente isip collecting partners sa BOHECO I tungod sa wala pagbayad sa ilang collection sa atong coop.

Tungod niining maong panghitabo, among gi-awhag ang mga kunsumidor sa dili pagbayad sa iyong balayronon sa Masterpay nga mga outlet. Nangayo me sa inyong cooperation sa dili pagbayad sa ilang mga outlet aron dili kita makadawat ug problema.

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Isolated no more: NEA vows to connect off-grid sitios


25 July 2017

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur—Knowing that energy connectivity makes a world of difference in the lives of rural Filipinos, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) is bent on reaching out to far-flung villages that remain isolated from the grid.

One of these is Sitio Ayoke, a small fishing village off the coast of General Island in Cantilan, Surigao del Sur, which the NEA plans to formally energize by setting up a submarine power cable system.

The proposed infrastructure will connect the island community either straight to the main power grid of Surigao del Sur II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Surseco II) in Tandag City or passing it through the Libtong Cove in General Island.

The end goal is to provide Sitio Ayoke access to electricity without relying too much on renewable energy sources. At the moment, the island community depends on its solar panels for power whose upkeep proved to be quite a challenge on the part of its residents.

According to village councilor Analou Lumapguid, the batteries of their solar panels right now could only store 60 percent of energy, which is definitely not enough to get them through the night. She and majority of her constituents thus welcome the establishment of power lines.

NEA Deputy Administrator for Technical Services Engr. Artis Nikki Tortola together with key personnel of Surseco II visited Sitio Ayoke recently to test its feasibility for possible installation of an undersea power cable.

This move is in line with the directive of NEA Administrator Edgardo R. Masongsong to pursue total electrification up to the last household in far-flung communities.

“We need to continue our rural electrification program because it is not yet complete until we have energized the last remaining household,” Administrator Masongsong stressed in a press conference organized by electric cooperatives in Surigao del Sur last week.

After surveying the location, Tortola said he has high hopes of developing the project through the Sitio Electrification Program (SEP), which the NEA is determined to complete under the leadership of Administrator Edgardo Masongsong.

“Ang programa ng gobyerno ngayon is total electrification to the countryside, at the same time, total household energization… Lahat ng mga sitio na kayang abutin o dapat abutin kailangan malinyahan,” Tortola told the residents of Sitio Ayoke last Friday (July 21).

Surseco II general manager Iglorio Hinayon said energizing Sitio Ayoke was actually requested by Cantilan municipal mayor Philip Pichay who would like to maximize its potential as a tourist destination.

“Yon ang gusto ng local government unit ng Cantilan na if there is a possibility that we could extend our submarine cable from General Island to Ayoke then much better. That will really encourage and help their tourism program,” Hinayon said.

Surseco II has already been asked to come up with the design, cost estimate of the materials, and other details of the proposed submarine power cable. Hinayon said they are planning to submit it during the upcoming NEA week this August.

Ayoke Island currently has an estimated population of over 500 and 96 households. It is among the roughly 4,210 sitios the NEA aims to fully energize this year or by 2018 under the second phase of its SEP with a budget allocation of P1.8-billion.###

NEA eyes 100 percent sitio electrification by 2022


21 July 2017

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) is targeting 100 percent electrification of sitios across the country by 2022.

Speaking at the 5th Annual Philippines Power and Electricity Week held at Paranaque City on Wednesday, NEA Chief Edgardo Masongsong said that from 2011 to 2016, the agency has completed the energization of 32,441 target sitios.

Masongsong said 23,464 sitios in the country have yet to be energized through the Sitio Electrification Program (SEP), and the cost to electrify one sitio is more or less P1 million.

To enable NEA and its partner electric cooperatives to meet the target of energizing the remaining intended SEP beneficiaries, Masongsong said an estimated budget of P5 billion a year is needed.

The state agency aims to energize 2,410 sitios this year and 1,800 sitios in 2018. The funding allotted by the Department of Budget and Management for the SEP next year is only P1.8 billion, he said.

"We hope that by 2019 to 2022, we will be getting between P4.8-billion to P5.2-billion per annum so we will be able to energize all these sitios until 2022," Masongsong said.

"By 2022," according to the former party-list representative, "we hope that the last household will be served with electricity."

The NEA chief was invited to speak at the 5th Annual Philippines Power and Electricity Week on the current status of the Rural Electrification Program of the Philippine government.

During the conference, Masongsong also discussed the challenges faced by the agency and the 121 electric cooperatives in the implementation of the rural electrification program, foremost of which is the devastation in the wake of natural disasters.

He also talked about the initiatives being undertaken by the NEA to improve the financial and operational performance of the 10 electric cooperatives identified as "ailing." He also presented the five-point electricity agenda of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Apart from Masongsong, Energy Undersecretary Felix William Fuentebella and Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy, were also among the invited speakers at the conference. ###

Cong. Uybarreta Meets with NGCP and NAPOCOR for Updates on Power Restoration Efforts in the Eastern Visayas Region

  In his desire to expedite the restoration of electricity which will surely alleviate the plight of the  victims of the earthquake that struck the Eastern Visayas region, Representative Carlos Roman L. Uybarreta met with the officials of NGCP headed by Atty. Luis Manuel U. Bugayong, General Counsel of NGCP, this morning. Also present were Mr. Dennis Gan, Head, Operation and Maintenance Management; Ms. Marik Manrique, Head, Revenue and Regulatory Affairs; and Mr. Raul Galano, Head, Visayas Systems  Operations. NGCP discussed with Rep. Uybarreta their plan on how to restore power in the region.

  First is the need to fix the inverter of the High Voltage Direct Current (“HVDC”) in order for NGCP to tap into the Luzon power grid. NGCP reported that the HVDC sustained cracks and has oil leaks because of the earthquake. ABB, the manufacturer of the HVDC, already inspected and made repairs on the inverter and is awaiting recommendation from its Sweden office on what to do next. Worst case scenario is if there is a need to replace a major part then it will take a month for the unit to be energized.

  NGCP also confirmed that four (Transformer Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4) of their six transformers are not working. There is an on-going replacement of primary bushing on Transformer No. 6 and hopefully it will be energized for testing within the day, together with Transformer No. 5. Moreover, a 1x150 MVA transformer from Compostela SS and 1x100 MVA transformer from Cebu will be transferred to Ormoc SS. NGCP already started the disassembly of the said transformers last July 12, 2017. It will take 4 days for the disassembly, 8 days for the hauling, and 6 days for assembly and will be ready for commissioning on July 31, 2017.

  NGCP will also reconfigure the Compostela-Daanbantayan-Tabango-Ormoc 230kV line to be energized at 138 kV in order to supply power to Ormoc SS and possibly to the adjacent cities.

  Three power barges from TransAsia and another one from Salcon Power Corp. are also available for deployment to the region. Two will be deployed in Bohol and the other two in Leyte. It will take 4 days to tow the power barges from their present location while NGCP will need around 3-5 days to prepare the transmission lines that will connect the power barges to the grid.

  Rep. Uybarreta commended the NGCP with their work and joined them with their hope that electricity will be restored the soonest possible time for the people of the Eastern Visayas region.

  After the meeting with NGCP officials, Rep. Uybarreta also met with Atty. Melchor P. Ridulme, the general counsel of NAPOCOR to ask for their assistance in identifying possible mooring location of the power barges in Bohol and Leyte. NAPOCOR gave assurance to Rep. Uybarreta that they will extend any possible help in order to address the current problem in the Eastern Visayas region.

NEA chief leads ceremonial switch-on of SEP in Surigao del Sur

BISLIG CITY, Surigao del Sur – National Electrification Administration (NEA) Edgardo Masongsong on Thursday (July 20) spearheaded the switch-on ceremony for the electrification of sitios within the coverage area of the Surigao del Sur I Electric Coopeartive, Inc. (Surseco I) during the distribution utulity’s 46th founding anniversary celebration.

Masongsong was assisted by Energy Undersecretary Benito Ranque, Surseco I General Manager Joceler Moralda, and the Board of Directors led by President Pacinta Saligumba. The switch-on ceremony was held at Surseco I’s newly inaugurated Member-Consumer-Owners (MCO) Center in San Fernando, Bislig City.

In his address, Masongsong thanked Surseco I for helping NEA in its continuing efforts to bring light to the sitios or far-flung areas in different parts of the country under the government’s so-called Sitio Electrification Program (SEP).

“Ang rural electrification ay kailangan ipagpatuloy kasi hindi pa ito tapos. Kahit na almost 100 percent na ang inyong electrification sa inyong mga sitios,” Masongsong said. Citing Surseco I’s data, he added, there are only 2,000 households that remain unenergized within the cooperative’s franchise area.

“The rural electrification is not just about construction of lines reaching the last household in our franchise area; it’s about social and economic development in the countryside it’s about sustainable rural development through rural electrification,” the NEA chief stressed.

He further explained that the rural electrification plays an important role towards rural development as envisioned by President Rodrigo Duterte in realizing the Ambisyon Natin 2040, the government’s 25-year roadmap to end poverty in the country.

In 2016, Surseco I was able to energize 2,272 homes, bringing the total service connections of the cooperative to 74,747. Bislig City has the highest service connections, followed by Barobo, Hinatuan, Tagbina, and Lingig.

Among the highlights of Surseco I’s anniversary celebration were the blessing of the cooperative’s newly renovated substations in San Fernando and Tabon, and the establishment of an MCO Center, which Masongsong helped finance through his annual development allocation when he was 1-CARE party-list representative.

The San Fernando Substation underwent a rehabilitation of its feeder structure where a 69kV power circuit breaker was installed. The Tabon Substation on the other hand, has been uprated from the previous 5 MVA (megavolt amperes) to 10 MVA power transformer.

Surseco I is a triple A rated electric cooperative. At the NEA Lumens Awards held recently in Tagum City, the power distribution utility received the following awards and citations: AAA EC, Best Region, EC with Majority Female Board of Directors, and EC with Fully Liquidated Subsidy Fund for Rural Electrification.

NEA is audit complaint anew

11July 2017


After clarifying some issues pertaining to its 2015 financial statement, the Commission on Audit (COA) once again declared the National Electrification Administration (NEA) as compliant with government transparency standards.

The NEA was rendered an unqualified opinion for calendar years 2015 and 2016 based on the latest COA Independent Auditor’s Report (IAR). This enabled the agency to keep its reputable standing among state-owned corporations.

Administrator Edgardo Masongsong welcomed this development especially since the NEA espouse absolute honesty as one of its corporate values. “We appreciate this opinion by COA and rightly so because we are building on the best practices of the former administration,” he said.

“As we continue to advocate good public governance, trust that the NEA and the 121 electric cooperatives nationwide will remain assiduous in carrying out their collective mandate to stay on par with our state auditors’ expectations,” Masongsong added.

The agency tasked to implement total rural electrification in the Philippine failed to secure a clear audit finding last year after COA found a significant variance amounting to P12.110-billion in its 2015 financial statement.

The figure stemmed from the P20.247-billion balance of the NEA based on Bureau of Treasury (BTr) records minus the P8.137-billion year-end balance of account posted by the agency representing national government (NG) advances on its foreign loans between 1971 to 1989.

Upon further assessment, however, COA said the NEA already recorded the unbooked interest on NG advances amounting to P6.499-billion and reversed the entry made for the Foreign Currency Adjustment of Prior Years amounting to P3.500-billion.

“Further, BTr reversed in its books the amount of P2.111-billion representing maintenance of value risk. Accordingly, our present opinion on the 2015 financial statements is no longer qualified concerning this matter,” COA said in its IAR.

The report signed by OIC Supervising Auditor Glorina Suson last May 23 covered the transactions, accounts and operations of the NEA for 2016 to determine the level of assurance that may be placed on the management’s assertions on its financial performance.

Also considered was the propriety of the transactions as well as its adherence to the existing rules, regulations and policies of the organization, and the extent of the implementation of prior year’s audit recommendations. ###



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