NGCP, the operator of the country’s power transmission network, and the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) joined forces to affirm their partnership in disseminating the grid operator’s advocacy on transmission line safety and protection, and guarding against right-of-way (ROW) violations.
The partnership was formalized last 16 June through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the agencies, with NGCP represented by Board Director and Chief Administrative Officer Anthony L. Almeda, and MTRCB by Chairman Eugenio H. Villareal.
In the MOU, both companies committed to “protect the physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual and social well-being of the youth and other vulnerable sectors, inculcating patriotism and nationalism, and encouraging their involvement in public and civic affairs,” including safety, anti-pilferage and right-of-way of the nationwide transmission assets.
As NGCP expands its safety and ROW information campaign, it tapped MTRCB to help them reach wider audiences by showing their safety and anti-pilferage public service videos in movie theaters.
MTRCB, being the entity that supervises and regulates the public exhibition of motion pictures, television programs, and publicity materials, was more than willing to help NGCP by “making available relevant expert information and other resources, to enable NGCP to mobilize the dissemination of its line safety campaign material to local theater operators.”
The grid operator expressed its appreciation to MTRCB stating that the partnership between NGCP and MTRCB is “a strategic cooperation between the public and private sector will further advance the advocacies of NGCP, particularly on spreading awareness on transmission line safety, anti-pilferage, and right-of-way issues.”
NGCP is a privately owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid. It transmits high-voltage electricity through “power superhighways” that include the interconnected system of transmission lines, towers, substations, and related assets. The consortium, which holds the 25-year concession contract to operate the country’s power transmission network, is comprised of Monte Oro Grid Resources Corp. led by Henry Sy, Jr., Calaca High Power Corporation led by Robert Coyiuto, Jr., and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) as technical partner. (NGCP)