Gatchalian asks NEA to provide immediate aid to electric coops in Odette-hit areas

Gatchalian asks NEA to provide immediate aid to electric coops in Odette-hit areas

By Ernie Reyes

MANILA – To expedite the repair of power lines and other damaged electricity infrastructure, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to immediately tap the Electric Cooperatives Emergency and Resiliency Fund (ECERF) in order to provide relief to electric cooperatives affected by Typhoon Odette.

The Senate Energy Committee Chairperson said ECERF was allocated P200 million for this year.

“Sa lakas ng pinsala ng bagyong Odette, huwag naman sanang umabot pa ng pasko ang brownout sa ilang lugar sa bansa. Nananawagan ako sa NEA na gawan ng paraan ang pinangangambahan ng mga kababayan natin upang makapagdiwang sila ng pasko nang normal,” Gatchalian said. (ai/mtvn)

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