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DOE BUDGET DEFENDED

DOE BUDGET DEFENDED
 

09 August 2018 06:17:15 PM

The Department of Energy (DOE) headed by Secretary Alfonso Cusi requested the House Committee on Appropriations to favorably approve the proposed 2019 department budget of P2.04 billion which is P621.68 million or 23 percent lower than its 2018 allocation of P2.65 billion. Committee Chairman Karlo Alexei Nograles (1st District, Davao City) said that President Rodrigo Duterte wants complete electrification of the sitios in Mindanao before his term ends in 2022. DOE attached agencies include the National Electrification Administration, National Power Corporation, Philippine National Oil Company, Energy Regulatory Commission, Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management, and National Transmission Corporation. Among the lawmakers who attended the hearing were Committee Vice Chair Celso Lobregat, Reps. Cesar Sarmiento, Leopoldo Bataoil, Jesus Nonato Sacdalan and Ron Salo. /Eddie Galvez/Gilbert Engay)

 
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