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2019, August 6.  National Electrification Administration (NEA), 50th Anniversary

Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Singles, Sheets of 40




 12p Electrification of Rural Areas - Singles  (50,000)


Graphic Artist:  Brian O. Alegre

Layout Artist:  Victorino Z. Serevo


First Day Covers:  Manila & Quezon City





National Electrification Administration (NEA) - 50 Years of Rural Electrification

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) was formally founded via Republic Act (R.A.) 6038 on 28 of July 28, 1969 but the history of the nation's electrification began with the enactment of R.A. 2717, which brought the "Electrification Administration" into being. Its motivation was to carry out the national policy of providing inexpensive and reliable electrification to advance agricultural and industrial fields in the Philippines. It was officially designated a "government owned and controlled corporation" (GOCC) under Presidential Decree (P.D.) 269. In just three years hence, the Philippine Rural Electrification program was made a model for other developing nations in the world. 2019 marks the 501" year that NEA has been responsible for the electrification of the Philippines' rural areas.

The NEA has also been mandated to reinforce Electric Cooperatives (ECs) in the countryside by ensuring an open-access and competitive environment. Some notable achievements include: the launching of the O-ILAW Project in 2001, being awarded as one of the Top 3 GOCC in the Government Energy Management Program in 2006, and the energization of NEA's twelve millionth customer in 2017. Most recently, the NEA was conferred an Unqualified Audit Opinion on their financial position by the Commission on Audit for the tenth year straight.

The success of NEA is the manifestation of its vision and mission, which caters to the Filipinos by providing electrification which propagates sustainable rural development all over the Philippines.








Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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