June 23, 2024

Department of Energy Sec. Raphael Lotilla has urged Congress to support the agency’s budget to fully energize the country by the end of the Marcos administration.

Lotilla said almost five million people in the country do not have access to electricity.

He cited that Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has the lowest electrification in the country at a 44 percent rate.

“We want to have Congressional support because these are chargeable to the budget,” Lotilla said.

In his second State of the Nation Address, President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. said his administration targets 100 percent electrification of households across the country by 2028.

The DOE chief said the agency wants to accelerate the electrification program of the administration to fully energize Filipino households even before 2028. – PNA