By Lenie Lectura, March 1 2019; Business Mirror

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The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has created a task force to ensure adequate and reliable power supply before, during and after the May 13, 2019, national and local elections.

NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong issued issued Office Order  2019-033, establishing the NEA Power Task Force Election 2019.

This is in compliance to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Resolution 10471 deputizing, among others, the NEA in connection with the conduct of the May polls.

As provided for in the resolution, the NEA is commissioned to “provide and maintain stable and continuous nationwide electric power requirements from the start of voting, until the termination or conclusion of the canvassing of votes and the proclamation of the winning candidates.”

“The upcoming elections will utilize power-dependent technologies and requires reliable delivery of electricity service. The NEA, as Comelec’s partner agency, will ensure that the conduct of the polls and postelection activities are smooth, unhampered and secure,” Masongsong said.

The NEA Power Task Force Election 2019 is composed of the Engineering Department, Disaster Risk Reduction Management Department, Corporate Communications and Social Marketing Office, Information Technology and Communication Services Department, and Human Resources and Administration Department.