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Solons okay national day for line workers

March 25, 2023 Jester P. Manalastas 249 views

A measure that seeks to recognize the service and important role of electric line workers in the country’s development has been approved in the House of Representatives.

Under House Bill 7426, the every first Monday of August is declared as “National Line Workers Appreciation Day.”

With a vote of 282, the measure is approved on third and final reading.

Authors of the measure stressed that without the hardworking electric line workers, economic growth and development will not be possible.

The bill acknowledges the role of all electrical line workers in attaining sustainable rural development through total electrification of the countryside.

Section 4 of the proposed legislation mandates the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to spearhead the conduct of an annual national convention during the National Line Workers Appreciation Day.

Other activities such as lecture sessions for line workers, trainings, seminars, and other learning sessions will also be conducted in coordination with stakeholders in the power industry including electric cooperatives, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, National Transmission Corporation, Private Electric Power Operators Association, Manila Electric Company and other organizations employing line workers.

The Department of Energy and private distribution utilities including power transmission companies and telecommunications companies are also enjoined to launch activities for line workers.