NGCP has foreign staff – Gatchalian

SENATOR Sherwin Gatchalian revealed that the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has a total of 35 foreign employees, 11 of them supposedly working at the management level.

Gatchalian, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Energy, disclosed that his office was able to obtain records which showed foreign nationals have worked in the power firm.

“Base sa mga nakita namin sa records, maraming mga dayuhan. Thirty-five foreigners ang nagtatrabaho rito…Eleven ang nasa management level. Hindi lang yun, operations level din. Ito yung mga tanong na gusto naming marinig ang sagot nang diretso,” he said.

“Ito yung mga nagpapatakbo ng electricity grid. So ibig sabihin, kaya nilang patayin, kaya nilang buksan. Hindi lang yung banta galing sa ibang bansa ang pagkokontrol kundi sa loob mismo, sa NGCP, pwedeng kontrolin kaya delikado,” he added.

The senator suspended the continuation of his inquiry after NGCP’s president failed to appear due to health concerns.                               

“Ito ang pangalawa sana at tatalakayin natin dito ang national security sana at yung mga alegasyon na maraming mga dayuhan ang nasa posisyon sa NGCP,” he said.