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Energy chief promises brownout-free Barangay Elections

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte- Department of Energy (DoE) Secretary Carlos Jericho “Icot” L. Petilla gave assurances that there will be enough supply of electricity on election day on Monday, October 28,2013.

Petilla said there will be no brownouts on election day as there is enough electricity in all electric cooperatives and power providers on Monday.

“There will be enough electricity on election day and I assure the Filipino people of no brownouts on that day,” Petilla said in a recent interview during his visit here.

The country has 119 electric cooperatives under the Department of Energy through the National Electrification Administration (NEA) while few are registered with the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) and some cities  are provided by big electric companies in Metro Manila and in Mindanao.