BORONGAN, August 29, 2017–Of the 597 barangays in the province of Eastern Samar, 578 are already energized according to Eastern Samar Electric Cooperative.
During its 35th annual general membership assembly on August 26, ESAMELCO officials revealed that only 17 barangays in Eastern Samar are not yet energized.
These barangays are from the towns of Can-avid, Dolores, Gen. Mac Arthur, Guiuan and Oras.
Fifteen out of the 17 are island barangays which will be energized through National Power Corporation Small Power Utilities Group (SPUG) generator sets.
According to ESAMELCO general manager Atty. Jose Edwin Michael Amancio, distribution lines in the barangays are already completed but the generator sets have yet to be installed by NPC.
Amancio also noted the increase in household connections because of the Sitio Electrification Program of the National Electrification Administration.
Under the program, households are given free electric meter, 30 meters of drop wire and a set of electric sockets. (Medora NB Quirante / Este News)