CL power cooperatives sends linemen to Nina-affected areas
MEXICO, Pampanga— Almost 100 linemen and other technical personnel with their equipment composed of boom, drill and man-lift trucks were sent to Typhoon Nina-affected provinces in Southern Luzon last Friday.
A send-off ceremony was held at the main office of the Pampanga I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PELCO I) at Bar angay Sto. Domingo, this town.
The Central Luzon Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc. (CLECA) under the leadership of its President, Reynaldo Villanueva, in partnership with the National Electrification Administration (NEA), has initiated the endeavour aimed at helping typhoon-damaged provinces restore their electric power system.
It can be recalled that a few days before Christmas, Super Typhoon Nina wreaked havoc in several provinces in the country that includes the devastation of electric power lines, poles and other electric facilities which left many provinces, cities and towns groping in the dark.
Dubbed as “Task Force Kapatid: Typhoon Nina”, the power-restoration works is expected to finish in a month’s time depending on the assessment on the damage of the components of the electric power system.
“It is always our desire to help others in our own little way. In such endeavors, we at CLECA stand united in helping our fellow electric cooperatives for we know that a lot are affected by the loss of electric power in typhoon-affected areas,” Villanueva said.
“It is a manifestation that the Filipino “bayanihan spirit” is alive among electric power cooperatives and is intended to help others especially those who have been hit by calamities and natural disasters. First to benefit from this worthy activity are the tens of thousands of memberconsumers who suffered the wrath of a natural disaster”, he added.
The send-off activity held at PELCO I, was attended by board officials, general managers and other key personalities of the different electric cooperatives in Region 3. Some NEA officials also attended the affair. (DPL)