CL power co­op­er­a­tives sends line­men to Nina-af­fected ar­eas

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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)

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