Fabian gets PEEP underway in Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 24 September 2012 14:40

District 2 Rep. Erbie A. Fabian launched the Department of Energy’s nationwide ambitious Philippine Energy Efficiency Project or PEEP over the weekend in two populous east coast barangays of the city.

The DOE campaign, which seeks to lower power consumption in the country by at least 10 percent was met with enthusiastic response from residents in Barangay Santa Catalina last Saturday morning as residents went to avail of the free CFL bulbs being handed out to households.

Mechanics as earlier explained would simply entail any member of a household to present their latest paid power bill for list up and two CFL bulbs will be given out free courtesy of the DOE.

In Zamboanga City, the energy department shipped 10,000 CFL bulbs for distribution through the office of Rep. Fabian for the simultaneous nationwide launch of the program Saturday.

The east coast solon who was tapped to launch the project in the city personally led in the distribution of the CFL or compact fluorescent lamps to eager residents of the barangay of Santa Catalina.

He was ably assisted by Barangay Chairman Belman Malandi, barangay kagawads and members of his congressional and support staff.

Rep. Fabian’s Political and Barangay Affairs Officer Junie Camins said in Sta. Catalina, close to a thousand households were served at two CFL bulbs per household.

Camins added a similar number was also handed out in Barangay Talon Talon where a similarly large enthusiastic crowd greeted the party of Rep. Fabian, Sunday.

Household members from the other barangays will be served by the office of Cong. Fabian in the next couple of days, Camins added.

Meantime, residents who wish to avail of the benefits of PEEP may come by and visit the congressional office of Rep. Fabian to avail of the free CFL bulbs.

All they need to bring is their latest paid Zamcelco bill as proof of validation to get two CFL bulbs for themselves during office hours this week.

The 2nd District Congressional Office is located at the 2nd floor of Yang’s Tower along MCLL highway near where the present bus terminal is located.

Meantime, Rep. Fabian lauded the Department of Energy for launching the program nationwide.

“It is very timely as costs of electricity in the city and elsewhere in the country continue to escalate and households could ill afford additional expenses on an already burdened family budget,” Fabian said.

The solon called on the public to support the program and urged the judicious use of electricity in homes to help keep energy bills at manageable levels.

“You are not only helping yourselves but the government as well in managing electric power usage, especially at present when capacity is severely constrained resulting in periodic brownouts in the city and the region,” he said.

For his part, Santa Catalina Barangay Chair Belman Malandi thanked the DOE and the Office of Rep. Fabian for bringing the program to his barangay and the city.

Malandi said this is of great help especially in areas where most of the residents are marginally impoverished like Santa Catalina.

He echoed Fabian’s call for the public to support PEEP in his barangay and other parts of the city and the country as well.

In Barangay Talon Talon, barangay officials led by Chair Munib Yusop expressed gratitude over the introduction of the program in their area.