DEAR Mr. de Leon:

This is regarding the editorial column titled “San Juan: China’s Masterstroke” written by Mr. Erick San Juan and published on Sun.Star Pampanga on 03 February 2016.

The article stated in part that:

“Another crucial issue that may affect national security matters that we already entered into with China is our electric power grid. Unfortunately, it is not national as the name of the office implies National Grid Corporation of the Philippines and disguised as not wholly owned by the Philippines but partly owned by the state grid of China.”

We would like to clarify that:

NGCP’s nationwide operations are handled by a world-class Filipino workforce of engineers, linemen, and other seasoned professionals to ensure safe, reliable, and efficient power transmission services.

As a private corporation, NGCP is a consortium of three companies – Monte Oro Grid Resources Corporation led by Mr. Henry Sy, Jr., Calaca High Power Corporation led by Mr. Robert Coyiuto, Jr., and the State Grid Corporation of China as technical partner. SGCC’s role is to share its knowledge and expertise in operating a mega-large power network and top-of-the line facilities, as replicated in their other partnerships with power grid operators in Portugal, Australia, and Brazil, among others.

While NGCP holds the concession and franchise to manage and operate the country’s power transmission lines and facilities, Government Owned and Controlled Corporation, National Transmission Corporation (TransCo), remains the owner of all transmission assets.

Please be assured that NGCP remains steadfast in its mandate of providing quality, reliable, and safe electricity to its customers and to the public.

We hope that this clarifies the matter. Should you need further information or clarification, you may contact the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department at corpcomm@ngcp.ph or (02) 981-2142/ 8637548.

Very truly yours,

CYNTHIA D. PEREZ-ALABANZA

Spokesperson and Head of Corporate

Communications and Public Affairs Department