A total of 570households in the Campuestohan and Tagaytay sitiosof Barangay Cabatangan in Talisay City are now lighted under the Expanded Rural Electrification Programof the Department of Energy, a press release from the office of Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District), said yesterday.
The switch-on was held Thursday at the covered court of Barangay Cabatangan with representatives from CENECO, the offices of Benitez, and Mayor Eric Saratan and barangay officials of Cabatangan.
Benitez spearheaded the identification of the beneficiary barangayto be covered by the DOE-funded electrification programfor countryside development, working closely with the Central Negros Electric Cooperative, the Talisay City government and the barangay officials, the press release said.
CENECO general manager Sulpicio Lagarde said 70 percent of Cabatangan is now lighted and the P 1.8 M program will continue with the second phase to complete the energization of the area.
Through his Talisay coordinator Roger Doquesa, Benitez relayed his continued support for the community and reminded the residents to take care of the program, noting that its theme, “Energy Access For More” will generate more opportunities for development activities for all, the press release said.
Barangay Captain Julio Siason and Purok president Joemarie Villar were also present, with CENECO Director for Talisay Paul Lizares, and CENECO senior engineers;Talisay Councilor Roberto Angolo;andDistrict Office Staff of Benitez led by Belinda Alsonado.*