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Rep. Sarmiento asks DOE to act on Catanduanes’ electricity supply woes

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Catanduanes Rep. Cesar Sarmiento has appealed directly to the Department of Energy to act on the electricity supply problem of his province.

Sarmiento was one of the lawmakers who grilled the Energy department officials during its budget deliberations at the House of Representatives.

The solon asked the department to act swiftly on his request amid the frequent brownouts in Catanduanes.

“As I speak right now, we are experiencing brownout again,” Rep. Sarmiento lamented.

One the officials present during the hearing was Energy Secretary Al Cusi himself.

“Sa Department of Energy (DOE) budget hearing kasama si Secretary Al Cusi at ibang mga opisyal, inilahad ni Cong Cesar Sarmiento ang paulit-ulit na problemang kinakaharap ng mga Catandunganon – Ang Palpak na Kuryente,” Sarmiento’s office said.

“Bukod sa malaking perwisyo, sakit din sa ulo ang nagagawa ng hindi sapat na supply ng kuryente kaya’t pati mga appliances mabilis na nasisira,” it added.

The solon also asked the DOE to have an oversight direction over electric cooperatives.