NGCP reiterates warning against pilferage

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  • Butch G.
  • 4 years ago

BALANGA CITY, BataanNGCP has reiterated its warning against pilferage of transmission lines and tower parts causing interruption in the delivery of electricity to consumers following a recent case of a Bataan individual found guilty of the offence.
“The Regional Trial Court of Balanga, Bataan ordered an individual, a private lot caretaker from Abucay, Bataan, to pay a fine of P50,000.00 after the court found him guilty of the storage and possession of stolen steel angular bars, braces, bolts and nuts, and several other tower parts found in the nipa hut he was residing in”,NGCP Corporate Communication Officer Fely Francisco relayed to this writer.
“These parts were found missing from Tower 85 of NGCP’s Hermosa-Limay 230kV Line after an inspection was conducted by NGCP’s security personnel”, she also said.
“NGCP takes its anti-pilferage campaign seriously because apart from violating a law, pilfered towers weaken the overall reliability of the power grid and endangers nearby residents should the facility be rendered unstable”, she added.
Francisco said penalty for violation of RA 7832 (Anti-Pilferage Law) is reclusion temporal or imprisonment of 12 to 20 years and/or payment of fine ranging from P50,000 to P100,000.
She appealed for support from the public by reporting theft and pilferage of NGCP facilities to their hotline 0917-TIPNGCP (8476427) o 0918-TIPNGCP (8476427).

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