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PIA Press Release
2005/08/22

Transco linemen train to better serve the public

Tacloban City (22 August) -- In line with the thrust of providing the best service to all for a better life and a progressive nation, a Hotline Maintenance Training for National Transmission Corporation (TransCo) linemen from all over the Visayas will be held starting today at the Sabin Resort in Ormoc City.

The training is in line with TransCo's mission of providing reliable transmission of quality electricity. It will hopefully equip the TransCo linemen with the proper skills in the maintenance of transmission lines. This was learned from Mr. Cerilo T. Alcantara, line foreman trainor from TransCo Central Office who together with Mr. Ruben Jibulan, is in Ormoc to conduct the training.

Mr. Alcantara said that TransCo President Allan Ortiz believes that "stakeholder satisfaction shall always be the end goal" of the company and that these trainings must be initiated all over the country in order to enhance manpower competencies to avoid losses, power interruptions and specially inconvenience of the customers.

Mr. Alcantara explained that the look-out of TransCo is to see to it that power reaches the electric cooperatives. It is the responsibility of the electric cooperatives to see to it that power reaches the households in their area of jurisdiction.

The National Transmission Corporation is a government owned and controlled corporation that has assumed the electrical transmission functions of the National Power Corporation in the major Philippine grids.

TransCo is responsible for the planning, construction and centralized operation of high voltage transmission facilities nationwide including those of grid interconnections as well as the provision of ancilliary services.

TransCo was created by virtue of Republic Act 9136 or the Electric Power Industry Reforms Act of 2001. (PIA-8) [top]

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