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NEA leads nationwide celebration of National Electrification Awareness Month

August 2, 2017

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) is leading the nationwide celebration of the 8th National Electrification Awareness Month (NEAM) with the theme “Ensuring the Gains of Rural Electrification through Enlightened Member-Consumer-Owners.”

NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong will officially kick-off the month-long celebration on Wednesday (August 2) with the Ceremonial Switch-on for the 12 Millionth Consumer Connection and the opening of the Renewable Energy Investors Exhibit, to be followed by the visit of the Electric Cooperatives to the House of Representatives.

Expected to attend the NEAM celebration at the NEA Building in Quezon City are Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco, Jr., and Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy.

This year’s NEAM coincides with the 48th Founding Anniversary of the NEA. The NEAM, which is celebrated annually every month of August in accordance with Proclamation Order No. 1743, recognizes the vital significance of the electrification program in nation building.

As part of the NEAM celebration, Masongsong on Tuesday led the unveiling of the “I HEART NEA” welcome structure and the two new facilities for members of the media.

Masongsong said the rainbow-colored welcome structure, located at the lobby of the NEA Building, symbolizes the state agency’s “desire for relevance and be instruments of change.”

“This is not about sexual orientation. This is above the leadership preferences that we keep close to our chests. This is beyond politics and the hatred so common among us these days. And this is above personal biases and prejudices that distract and derail us from achieving our collective dreams,” Masongsong said.

“This represents our aspiration for significance in the consciousness of our people who deserve better service and a better country. This is the face of our vision where NEA stands mighty and proud as a vanguard of sustainable development thru rural electrification,” the NEA chief added.

Located inside the library at the ground floor of the NEA Building, the Press Working Area is a fully air-conditioned work station, which can accommodate 20-25 people. It has a dedicated internet and telephone connection.

The Media Lounge and Briefing Room, meanwhile, is equipped with a wide-screen LED television, a multi-media screen for overhead-projected presentations, and a dolby surround sound system with executive chairs for press briefings and interviews.  ##