(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 18 June 2024) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Monday, 18 December 2023

434 families in Dinagat Islands benefit from electrification program

By Renelle L. Escuadro

BUTUAN CITY -- The National Electrification Administration (NEA), through the Dinagat Islands Electric Cooperative (DIELCO), recently kick-started the electrification of the 18 remote and far-flung puroks and sitios in the province of Dinagat Islands under the Sitio Electrification Program (SEP) with project cost of P36,302,015.85, benefitting a total of 434 households in the province.

This served as realization of electrification as a consistent flagship program and priority policy of the government that ensured sufficient and affordable access to electricity as a vital element for economic prosperity and enhancing the quality of life of the Filipinos, especially the marginalized households in remote areas and island locations such as Dinagat Islands.

DIELCO, in collaboration with the Association of Philippine Electric Cooperative (APEC), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and other concerned agencies, lately completed the electrification of Purok 4B Rubenian Chapter, Sitio Cambinliw, Barangay Santiago in Loreto town of this province.

Mayor Doandre Bill A. Ladaga of Loreto expressed gratitude to DIELCO for providing electricity to the sitio that benefitted 60 households.

“Dako kaayo akong pasalamat sa DIELCO ug sa uban ahensya sa gobernyo nga naghatag katumanan dianing pagpasiga sa Sitio Cambinliw. Malipayon kaayo ang mga lumulupyo sa Purok 4B kay natuman na gayud ang ilang pangandoy nga maka kuryente na. [I am indeed thankful to DIELCO and its partner government agencies for providing electricity to Sitio Cambinliw. The people of Purok 4B are so happy because finally they already have electricity],” Mayor Ladaga said.

Punong Barangay Efren Eupina of Barangay Del Pilar, Cagdianao town extended his appreciation to the government knowing that his constituents at Purok 7 Sitio Manoligao can better celebrate the holiday season this year with electricity now available within our roof.

DIELCO also shared the ongoing implementation of SEP to the following sites and their team is doing its best to fast track the completion of these areas in the province, namely:


o   Purok 18, Brgy. Wilson, San Jose , Dinagat Islands

o   Purok 6A, Brgy. Wilson, San Jose , Dinagat Islands

o   Sitio Malinawon Purok 2,Brgy. Wadas, Dinagat, Dinagat Islands

o   Purok 7A Brgy. Bagumbayan, Dinagat, Dinagat Islands

o   Sitio Sabang, Cabunga-an,Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands

o   Sitio Segupanon,Brgy, Tigbao, Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands

o   Purok 8 Sitio Ladjagon,Brgy. Del Pilar, Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands

o   Purok 7 Sitio Punta, Brgy. R. E. Ecleo, Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands

o   Purok 6 Lapulapu, Brgy. Sering, Basilisa, Dinagat Islands

o   Purok 4 Villa Pantinople, Basilisa, Dinagat Islands

o   Purok 3 Mahigugmaon,Brgy. Sto, NiΓ±o, Basilisa, Dinagat Islands

o   Purok 4 Talisay,Brgy. Sto NiΓ±o, Basilisa, Dinagat Islands

o   Purok 4 Brgy. Llamera, Libjo, Dinagat Islands

o   Purok 5A, Brgy. Lllamera, Libjo, Dinagat Islands

o   Sitio Kapani,Brgy. Malinao, Tubajon, Dinagat Islands

o   Purok 3 CaseΓ±a, Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Tubajon, Dinagat Islands

The Sitio Electrification Program, anchored on social equity to alleviate poverty and reap long-term economic benefits for society, served as the driving force of the PBBM administration’s aggressive efforts on total electrification in the country by 2028. (RLE/PIA-Dinagat Islands)