Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Cusi Underscores Continuous Supply of Safe Electricity to Poor Communities
Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi today emphasized the giving of access to safer electricity supply as it continues to make power available to our less privileged Filipinos.
From July 8, 2016 to October 14, the DOE-MERALCO partnership has energized a total of 18,026 households in the areas of Gaya-Gaya, San Jose del Monte and other municipalities in Bulacan, Laguna and some parts of Rizal, Happy Land Aroma, the BASECO Compound, Isla Puting Bato and Parola Area in Tondo, Manila.
“I am committed to accomplishing the marching order of the President to provide our people the chance to enjoy a more comfortable quality of life through the delivery of safe, stable and reliable electricity services,” Sec. Cusi said referring to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Household Electrification Program in collaboration with Manila Electric Co. (MERALCO) as he thanked MERALCO for its cooperation and commitment in energizing the said areas.
The DOE Secretary also thanked the Local Government Unit leaders for their active involvement in ensuring there will be safe and legal electrical connections to protect their communities.
“We would like to express our gratitude to our partners for making household electrification possible, dahil para ito sa maliliit na tao, sa mga hindi napapakinggang boses at sa mga taong nangangailangan ng ating tulong sa sektor na ito,” Cusi said.
“The unlawful use of electricity is prohibited under Republic Act No. 7832 otherwise known as the Anti-Pilferage of Electricity and Theft of Electric Transmission Lines/Materials Act of 1994. Among the prohibited acts are: wire-tapping, tampering, installing, or using tampered electrical meter, jumper, current reversing transformer, shorting or shunting wire, loop connection, or any attempt to destroy any accessory of the metering device box which encases an electric meter or its metering accessories.”
“This law serves as the DOE’s guideline in safeguarding the welfare of the consumers against any untoward incidents such as fire, which may be triggered by faulty electrical wiring that will destroy properties and cause the loss of lives, “Secretary Cusi concluded.