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Close to 500k household gets electrified as Davao Light Sitio Electrification Program continues
February 08, 2022
More and more households get to enjoy the benefits of electricity as the Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. (Davao Light) continues with energizing sitios within its franchise areas covering Davao City, Panabo City, and the Municipalities of Carmen, Dujali and Sto. Tomas.
Electrification is among the government's priorities as it is geared towards economic growth. It aims to increase and accelerate access to electricity services in the country's remote and far-flung unelectrified communities which provides opportunities of improved quality of life. Actualized through Sitio Electrification Program (SEP), Davao Light has been extending electricity services to far-flung communities within its franchise for as early as 2018.
Since then, a 99.02% hit mark has been achieved out of around 3,868 target sitios to be energized. As of January 2022, 221 more sitios were newly energized, totaling 495,977 households, 14 of which are ongoing and hopefully will be completed within this year.
Officials of Brgy. Fatima, Paquibato District - one of the beneficiaries, were extremely grateful for having been included in the said program. Brgy Captain Alfredo Balansag thanked Davao Light for the service and help given to the community and its people.
“We were ecstatic when it was finally implemented here in some of our Purok. We have been waiting for it for a long time. We thank Davao Light not only for the free electricity service but for educating the people in the area as well,” he added.
He also noted that community riots were put to a stop as well since light was installed in the area.
Brgy. Kagawad Romeldo Barwado’s only plea to its residents is to take good care of the electric poles for everybody’s benefit.
“Let’s put importance on this opportunity not only for ourselves but for the future youth as well. We are elated and hopeful because we are the ones who will benefit from it. So we must preserve it for all of us,” he added.
Davao Light has been committed to its promise of advancing business and communities through electrification programs such as SEP. For this particular electrification program, Davao Light strives to hit 100% completion by 2023.
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