NGCP warns against scam in Zambo area PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 25 May 2013 10:58

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) warns the public of a proliferating systematized scam in Zamboanga area in Mindanao concerning Right-of-Way claims.

Reports reached NGCP that an organized group is contacting land owners who live  or have properties along or under the transmission company’s lines and facilities.

The group is allegedly promising the land owners of payment ranging from P50,000 to P300,000 for every tower constructed within their properties.

The group requires land owners to provide a copy of their Certificate of Land Title or Tax Declaration to support their supposed claim from NGCP. In return, the owners  are also asked to pledge 40% of their claim as the organization’s commission rate.

NGCP vehemently rejects such unauthorized activities.

“These fraudulent acts are not sanctioned by NGCP and this organization does not have the legal personality to represent NGCP. We would like to warn the public to refrain from transacting with these individuals as they are not connected with NGCP and will only take advantage of your properties,” said NGCP Spokesperson Atty. Cynthia P. Alabanza.

According to NGCP, they conduct Right-of-Way negotiations with land owners whose properties are and will be traversed by transmission lines. Such negotiations are done professionally and no fees or documents will be required from land owners.

NGCP directly deals with the land owners and has not authorized any third party representatives to conduct the negotiations.

NGCP is a privately owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid. NGCP transmits high-voltage electricity through  “power superhighways” that include the interconnected system of transmission lines and towers, substations and related assets. NGCP’s regular maintenance activities and expansion projects aim to enhance the reliability and quality of electricity delivered to customers.