10MVA Blessing and Energization – Balingasag Substation, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental
SEPTEMBER 25, 2021 | MORESCO II conducted the Blessing and Energization of uprated capacity of 10MVA from 5MVA Power Transformer of Balingasag Substation led by our Task Force Sidlakang Misamis Dos Power (TFSMDP) Jovinita T. Calingin, OIC GM Cynthia P. Quimno, TSD Manager Engr. Roy G. Balingit, OIC ISD Manager Jana S. Dael and Area-III Manager Johann Beethoven Obedencio II and also Rev. Fr. Enerio Tacastacas, SSJV, for gracing the event.
Also present in the Energization are NGCP Metering Team from Iligan City, UTS Div. Head Luis Cepe of ASIAPHIL, Metering Head Engr. Joe Vincent B. Castino, Information Officer Julie Ann L. Tabamo, Community Development Officer John Christopher R. Cruz and our TSD Technical Team.
This kind of upgrade will pay off in increased productivity when electrical network is stable, minimizes outage times and quickens power restoration. As the pandemic emerge globally and as an Electric Distribution Utility, the Coop faces an increasing demand and reliability due to virtual online as the current Education Platform, business online selling, Webinars and online jobs among others.
In light of the pandemic, business investors, schools, hospitals, LGU’s and small business scale and even residentials are still in progress and making upgrades in thier respective electricity needs and Electric Distribution Provider such as MORESCO II is obliged for innovations, solutions and enhancement for the service to our Member-Consumer-Owners.
MORESCO II ADVISORY
TO ALL OUR VALUED MEMBER CONSUMER OWNERS:
The Misamis Oriental II Electric Service Cooperative, Inc. (MORESCO II) has identified that a group of people are claiming to be Collectors, Meter Readers and Disconnection Crew of this coop. These people disguise themselves as employees, and in the course of such, ask money for payment or service fee.
What they do:
1.They will ask for your ID.
2.They will tell you that they will change or transfer your meters. After which, they will ask money for service fee.
3.They will borrow your phone and tell you they will take a photo of your meter.
4.They will claim to reconnect your disconnected account and ask for payment.
In light of this, we wish to inform every Member Consumer Owners (MCOs) that MORESCO II has a high commitment to legal, ethical and moral standards. This coop requires all staff to act honestly and with integrity at all times.
Be smarter than a scammer. Always remember:
1.We will not ask for your ID.
2.We do not ask payment for reconnection, change meter/transfer of meter.
3.We do not collect fees for power bill payment on field.
4.Only authorized BMCOO collectors appointed in your barangays are allowed to collect.
5.We have gadgets for reading and we do not borrow cellphone from consumers to take photos on meters.
6.Our authorized personnel affiliated with MORESCO II to conduct reading and disconnection is solely Sherlock General Manpower Services.
What you can do?
1.Ask for their ID.
2.Coordinate with us through the Sub Office nearest you.
3.call us on our hotline number through 0917-832-1475 or send us a message on our Facebook page or through our email isd.moresco2@gmail.com.
BRIGADA ESKWELA | MORESCO II is in progress in response to the Department of Education (DepEd) call for support. The Coop initiated Repair of Electrical Wirings, Installation of Outlets & Lightings as part of the Coop’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) earlier today, September 27, 2021 at Sta. Ines National High School, Talisayan, Misamis Oriental.

BRIGADA ESKWELA | MORESCO II is in progress in response to the Department of Education (DepEd) call for support. The Coop initiated Repair of Electrical Wirings, Installation of Outlets & Lightings as part of the Coop’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) earlier today, September 27, 2021 at Portulin Central School, Medina, Misamis Oriental.
BRIGADA ESKWELA | MORESCO II is still in progress in response to the Department of Education (DepEd) call for support. The Coop initiated Repair of Electrical Wirings, Installation of Outlets & Lightings as part of the Coop’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) earlier today, September 23, 2021 at Bulwa Elementary School, Medina, Misamis Oriental.

BRIGADA ESKWELA | MORESCO II is in progress in response to the Department of Education (DepEd) call for support. The Coop initiated Repair of Electrical Wirings, Installation of Outlets & Lightings as part of the Coop’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on September 23, 2021 at Balingoan Central School, Balingoan, Misamis Oriental.
BRIGADA ESKWELA | MORESCO II is still in progress in response to the Department of Education (DepEd) call for support. The Coop initiated Repair of Electrical Wirings, Installation of Outlets & Lightings as part of the Coop’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on September 22, 2021 at Babanlagan Elementary School, Talisayan, Misamis Oriental.
BRIGADA ESKWELA | MORESCO II joins in solidarity with the Department of Education (DepEd) as the National Brigada Eskwela kicked off this month amidst the pandemic with the slogan “Bayanihan para sa Paaralan”.
In response to the DepEd’s call for support, MORESCO II initiated Repair of Electrical Wirings, Install Outlets & Lightings as part of the Coop’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on September 21, 2021 at San Roque Elementary School, Medina, Misamis Oriental.
The Coop’s response to the DepEd’s “Bayanihan para sa Paaralan” is still in progress.
BRIGADA ESKWELA | MORESSO II is still in progress in response to the DepEd’s call for support, the Coop initiated Repair of Electrical Wirings, Install Outlets & Lightings Activities as part of the Coop’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on September 17, 2021 at Agay-Ayan Elementary School and on September 20, 2021 at San Luis National High School, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental.
In light of the ongoing pandemic, stakeholders such as MORESCO II are encouraged jointly in support for the Government’s call.
BRIGADA ESKWELA | MORESSO II is still in progress in response to the DepEd’s call for support, the Coop initiated Repair of Electrical Wirings, Install Outlets & Lightings Activities as part of the Coop’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on September 14, 2021 at Gregorio Pelaez Elementary School, Brgy. Cabug, Medina, Misamis Oriental.
BRIGADA ESKWELA | MORESSO II is still in progress in response to the DepEd’s call for support, the Coop initiated Repair of Electrical Wirings, Install Outlets & Lightings Activities as part of the Coop’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on September 10, 2021 at Bangbang Elementary School, Brgy. Bangbang, Medina, Misamis Oriental.
BRIGADA ESKWELA | MORESSO II is still in progress in response to the DepEd’s call for support, the Coop initiated Repair of Electrical Wirings, Install Outlets & Lightings Activities as part of the Coop’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on September 8, 2021 at Balingasag Central School, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental.
BRIGADA ESKWELA | MORESCO II Joins with the Department of Education (DepEd) to innovate and act together as the National Brigada Eskwela kicks off this month amidst the pandemic with the slogan “Bayanihan para sa Paaralan,” which is adopted to emphasize the country’s collective efforts in promoting collaboration for safe living and addressing social issues and concerns in schools, at homes, and in the community.
In response to the DepEd’s call for support, MORESCO II initiated Repair of Electrical Wirings, Install Outlets & Lightings and Clearing Activities as part of the Coop’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on September 1, 2021 at Biray Elementary School, Kinoguitan; September 6, 2021 at Don Gregorio National High School, Maanas, Medina and on September 7, 2021 at Medina National Comprehensive High School, Medina, Misamis Oriental.
In light of the ongoing pandemic, MORESCO II, as a distribution utility, is fortunate and grateful for having this opportunity, among others jointly in support for the government’s call. ###
EARLIER TODAY:
MORESCO II joins the National Electrification Administation in Simultaneous Line Clearing and Tree Planting activities today, August 11, 2021 participated by the 121 Electric Cooperatives nationwide in celebration of the 52nd anniversary of NEA and the 12th National Electrification Awareness Month.
This year’s Line Clearing and Tree Planting activities is led by our Task Force Sidlakang Misamis Dos Power Chairman (TFSMDP) Atty. Melchor M. Cubillo and OIC GM Cynthia P. Quinmo held in Brgy. Eureka, Gingoog City.
The Coop is gratefull for the support of the Brgy. Captain of Brgy. Eureka, Porferio Doque Jr. and his Council.
Also, the Coop is thankfull for the 500 seedlings of Narra tree and 500 seedlings of Mahogany tree provided by DENR CENRO Gingoog City.
NEAM is celebrated annually every month of August pursuant to Proclamation Order No. 1743 in recognition of the significant contributions of electrification program in nation building. This year’s theme is “NEA-ECs: Arise as One, Championing National Development and Bring Sustainable Communities through Rural Electrification.”
These activities seek to highlight the importance of environment care and conservation to ensure reliable and uninterrupted electric service to end-users, including member-consumer-owners.

MORESCO II Joins the National Electrification Administration (NEA) in its celebration of 12th NATIONAL ELECTRIFICATION AWARENESS MONTH, August 2021 with the theme “NEA-EC: Arises as One, Championing National Development and Bring Sustainable Communities through Rural Electrification.”

NEA-EC Consultative Conference 2021
AUGUST 5, 2021 | MORESCO II Management led by our OIC-GM Cynthia P. Quimno join this year’s virtual NEA-EC Consultative Conference, which is part of the month-long celebration of the 52nd founding anniversary of the NEA and the 12th National Electrification Awareness Month (NEAM).
The Administrator Edgardo Rama Masongsong highlights the major accomplishments of NEA and the 121 electric cooperatives under his term.
DOE Sec. Alfonso G. Cusi joined and commends the NEA and ECs during the Consultative Conference. In his inspirational address, the Energy chief emphasized how the creation of the NEA revolutionized countryside economic development.
Power Bloc representatives Presley De Jesus (PHILRECA), Sergio Dagooc (APEC), Godofredo Guya (RECOBODA) and Adriano Ebcas (Ako Padayon Pilipino) reaffirm their full support to the National Electrification Administration (NEA) and the 121 electric cooperatives (ECs) nationwide in pursuing rural electrification and sustainable development.
This is the second year of NEA-EC Consultative Conference with different plaform due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions enforced by the national government. In spite of the pandemic, though it is limited, series of events will highlights the celebration and this year’s Founding Anniversary theme “NEA-ECs: Arise as One, Championing National Development and Building Sustainable Communities through Rural Electrification.”
NATIONAL LINEMAN APPRECIATION DAY
AUGUST 2, 2021 | National Electrification Administration is celebrating its 52nd founding anniversary and the 12th National Electrification Awareness Month (NEAM), with the theme “NEA-ECs: Arise as One, Championing National Development and Building Sustainable Communities through Rural Electrification”. Among other events, “National Linemen Appreciation Day” highlights the celebration.
National Lineman Appreciation Day is a time to express our utmost appreciation to the great “Warriors of Light“ that work so hard for us every day. It’s our honor to celebrate the hard work, innovation, and dedication of Electrical Lineworkers.
When mother nature destroys what our linemen have built up, they are on call to build it back up again as quickly as possible. These “Warriors of Light” work tirelessly to get emergency systems back in working order and urgently return service to our Member-Comsumer-Owners. Even when there is no crisis, they work under dangerous conditions on a daily basis. Whether they are working in countryside, in high tension wires or on high towers, the risks are extreme.
There are many reasons why we should appreciate our “Warriors of Light”. They keep the power running. Think about going through our lives without power for just one day. Linemen work behind (or, actually above) the scene so we can keep our lives moving. A risky occupation. Dealing with high voltage electrical wires at great heights is dangerous. Linemen are brave enough to get the job done. They give up family time for us. They work tirelessly, often during odd hours, away from their families to address electrical problems.
And today as we Celebrate the “NATIONAL LINEMAN APPRECIATION DAY” let us honor and recognize them who work around the clock to keep the power going. If the power is on where you are reading this, you likely have a lineman to thank.
𝗣𝗢𝗪𝗘𝗥 𝗕𝗟𝗢𝗖: 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 💡
SERBISYONG TAPAT PARA SA ECS AT MCOS
Ikinagagalak naming ihatid ang Taunang Ulat ng #PowerBloc, ang apat na Representante ninyo sa Kongreso.
Nakapaloob sa ulat na ito ang detalye ng mga nakamit nila sa loob ng dalawang taon ng serbisyo publiko: pagiging kasapi at ang walang-palya at mahusay na pagdalo sa mga miting ng mahahalagang Komite sa Kongreso, 100% attendance sa Plenaryo, at palagiang paghahatid ng mga privilege speech.
Sa kabila ng mga natupad na hangarin, patuloy na magtatrabaho ang inyong apat na lingkod-bayan upang isulong ang interes ng 121 electric cooperatives at mahigit labing-apat na milyong member-consumer-owners.
Mabuhay ang PHILRECA!
Mabuhay ang APEC!
Mabuhay ang RECOBODA!
Mabuhay ang Ako Padayon Pilipino!
Mabuhay ang One EC-MCO Movement!
In observance of EID-AL-ADHA, a regular holiday, there will be no Business Transactions in our MAIN OFFICE on July 20, 2021.
Meanwhile our SUB OFFICES will be open:
📍Gingoog Sub-Office:
8:00am – 5:00pm
📍Sugbongcogon Sub-Office:
8:00am – 5:00pm
📍Balingasag Sub-Office:
8:00am – 5:00pm
📍Claveria Extension Office:
8:00am – 5:00pm
Please contact our HOTLINE NOS. for Technical Complaints and Requests:
☎️Medina (Main Office) Hotline No. 0917-832-1475
☎️Gingoog Sub-Office Hotline No. 0917-832-1676
☎️Sugbongcogon Sub-Office Hotline No. 0917-832-1435
☎️Balingasag Sub-Office Hotline No. 0917-832-1439
The National Electrification Administration will be celebrating its 52nd Anniversary and the 12th National Electrification Awareness Month from July 28 – August 31, 2021.
Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, let us continue to promote the causes of Rural Electrification with the theme: “NEA-ECs: Arise as one, Championing National Development and Building Sustainable Communities through Rural Electrification.”
We are inviting all electric cooperatives (ECs) and EC Allied Organization to actively participate to the following activities while also observing the minimum health protocols to ensure the safety of everyone.

Launching of New Covenant Bank, Inc/ECCO Bank (Electric Cooperative Consumers Owned Bank), first ever in Mindanao, held at BUSECO, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon

𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗜𝗠𝗠𝗘𝗗𝗜𝗔𝗧𝗘 𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗘
July 5, 2021
𝗣𝗢𝗪𝗘𝗥 𝗕𝗟𝗢𝗖 𝗙𝗜𝗟𝗘𝗦 𝗛𝗢𝗨𝗦𝗘 𝗕𝗜𝗟𝗟 𝗔𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗚𝗢𝗩’𝗧 𝗧𝗢 𝗢𝗪𝗡 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗢𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗘 𝗣𝗢𝗪𝗘𝗥 𝗣𝗟𝗔𝗡𝗧𝗦
Power Bloc Representatives composed of Presley De Jesus of Philreca Partylist, Sergio Dagooc of Apec Partylist, Adriano Ebcas of Ako Padayon Pilipino Partylist, and Godofredo Guya of Recoboda Partylist filed a House Bill entitled “An Act Mandating The Government To Construct, Operate, And Maintain Power Generating Assets To Ensure Grid Stability Amending For The Purpose Section 47 Of Republic Act No. 9136, Otherwise Known As The Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001”.
The bill aims to allow the government to participate in power generation to help provide grid stability and to secure sufficient reserve capacity for the country by amending RA 9136 or EPIRA. The proposed government-owned plants shall be used primarily as ancillary services. Moreover, the bill mandates the government, through NPC, to generate and sell electricity, and to own and construct power plants in every grid such that the additional capacity is equivalent to the capacity of the biggest power plant in each grid.
In addition, the bill also proposes the permanent exemption of the Agus and Pulangui Hydro Electric Plants Complexes from privatization in order to maintain the low power rates in Mindanao.
The bill responds to the consecutive Senate and Congressional hearings held to probe the recent spikes in electricity and the perennial shortage of power supply in our country. Last June, a number of residential, commercial, and industrial consumers were affected by consecutive manual load dropping (MLD) and rotational brownouts due to insufficient power supply in the grid. The bill intends to equip the government to fill the gap not provided by the private sector in order to address this issue and hopefully lessen if not prevent the occurrence of rotational brownouts.
As the representatives of 121 electric cooperatives and member-consumer-owners, the Power Bloc firmly believes that if the government will be allowed to intervene through operating and generating its own plants, there will be enough supply to ensure grid stability and power supply reliability, and thereby mitigating electricity price volatility.###
Good day to all our Member-Consumer Owners of MORESCO II!
FOR MOST OF HISTORY, ANONYMOUS WAS A WOMAN.
Today, as we celebrate the first-ever Electric Cooperative’s General Managers’ Month, an empowered woman is taking her lead in building her own legacy in the electric cooperative history. Together, for us to know her more, let us all watch the AVP of our OIC-GM of MORESCO II, Ms. Cynthia P. Quimno.
From your MORESCO II family,
HAPPY GENERAL MANAGER’S MONTH, MA’AM CYNTHIA! ❤
Most dads light up your life…
But a rare few light up the world.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all dads, stepdads, foster dads, dad to be, grand-dads and all Warriors of Light dad.
TO OUR VALUED MEMBER-CONSUMER OWNERS:
Due to the increasing number of Covid-19 Positive Cases in our province particularly in the areas within our franchise, the MORESCO II management is again reminding the public on strict implementation of the minimum health protocols in all our offices. In line with this, we advise our member-consumer owners to utilize our Hotline for the lodging of complaints and request instead of coming to our office, in this way we can stay home and be safe as we do business.
MORESCO II
SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY
We are MORESCO II, a Non-Stock, Non Profit Electric Cooperative tasked to give important updates and relevant information in the power industry to its Member-Consumer-Owners (MCOs).
We use social media as a sprint board to provide adequate communications.
We acknowledge queries, feedback and concerns coming from our MCOs, but please note that this is a moderated online discussion site subject to management policies.
MORESCO II, therefore, reserves the right to hide and/or delete public comments it may deem inappropriate including but not limited to the following examples:
▪️Remarks laced with profanity or indecent elements;
▪️Solicitations of commerce and other off topic comments;
▪️Comments that infringe copyrighted or trademark materials;
▪️Comments that spread “MISINFORMATION” of fake news;
▪️Posts that irresponsibly expose confidential or privileged information;
▪️Contents that promote, foster, or inflict discrimination on race, age, political, creed, religion, gender and physical or mental disability.
While we respect everyone’s right to free expression, we do not tolerate hate speech or any form of
troll-behaviour. We will not hesitate to ban anyone who will exhibit such from our page.
THANK YOU
SITIO ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAM
March 23, 2021 – As Covid-19 continues to spread around the world, the Philippines among other Countries working to achieve total vaccination in the midst of the global pandemic, Sitio Electrification Program(SEP) of National Electrification Administration(NEA) is still in progress and resilient for a total electrification in the country during the pandemic.
Today, MORESCO II Energized 27 Households at P-10 Zone 3 Upper San Antonio, Jasaan as beneficiaries funded by the General Appropriations (GAA).
The energization has been conducted and headed by our BOD President Jovinita T. Calingin, BOD Secretary/Treasurer Atty. Melchor M. Cubillo, OIC General Manager Cynthia P. Quimno, OIC ISD Manager Jana S. Dael, Area-III Manager Engr. Johann Bethoveen Obedencio and Board Secretariat Head Tanya P. Uy.
MORESCO II is thankful for the support from our Jasaan Municipal Mayor Honorable Redentor S. Jardin, Kagawad Maridel G. Tapulgo, Kagawad Herbie M. Moreno and Kagawad Fredie M. Cailing for gracing the event. The COOP recognizes the contributory efforts of the Local Government Unit (LGU) in the actual SEP projects implementation. And thank you also to Barangay Captain Rev. Charlito R. Eugenio of Brgy. San Antonio for the continued support for the Coop.
MORESCO II, as a distribution utility, feels fortunate and grateful at the same time for having this opportunity, among others, of being one of the implementing COOP for the national government in the realization of its vision for the country’s total rural electrification.
To all Jasaanon and/or Misamisnon who live in isolated and far flung areas, you will no longer endure the unfortunateness of having no electricity. With SEP, electricity is possible and having electricity means having more opportunities to improve our lives and empower ourselves inspite the crisis and in the middle of the pandemic there is LIGTH.
SITIO ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAM
MARCH 12, 2021 – Amidst the threat of an inflated no. of Covid-19 cases in the Country, province of Misamis Oriental is not an exemption, the Sitio Electrification Program (SEP) of National Electrification Administration (NEA) is even more strengthened and still in progress.
MORESCO II Energized 20 households at P-6 Brgy. Kauswagan, Balingoan as beneficiaries funded by the General Appropriations Act (GAA).
The energization has been conducted and headed by our OIC General Manager Cynthia P. Quimno, Technical Services Department Manager Engr. Roy G. Balingit, OIC Area-II Manager Engr. Rey Mark Cagais, Line Inspector Engr. Jemar Vidal and Board Secretariat Head Tanya P. Uy.
MORESCO II is thankful to the Brgy. Council and for gracing the event. The COOP also recognizes and being grateful that inspite for being quarantined the Brgy. Captain of Kauswagan, Brgy. Captain Reynold Budlao has been supportive in the actual SEP project implementation.
MORESCO II, as a distribution utility, feels fortunate and grateful at the same time for having this opportunity, among others, of being one of the implementing COOP for the national government in the realization of its vision for the country’s total rural electrification.
To all Balingoanon and/Or Misamisnon who live in isolated and far flung areas, you will no longer endure the unfortunateness of having no electricity. With SEP, electricity is possible and having electricity means having more opportunities to improve our lives and empower ourselves inspite of the crisis and in the middle of the pandemic there is LIGHT.💡
#PowerBlocToday: The House Committee on Energy held the initial deliberation on House Bill No. 8786, “Providing for the National Policy and Framework for Energy Advocacy through the Creation Energy Counsel Office” earlier today, March 2.
Assistant Minority Leader Sergio Dagooc of APEC Party-List delivered the sponsorship speech for HB No. 8786 during the Energy Committee Meeting on behalf of the #PowerBloc Representatives, PHILRECA Representative Presley De Jesus, RECOBODA Representative Godofredo Guya, and Ako Padayon Pilipino Representative Adriano Ebcas.
The creation of the Energy Counsel Office seeks to represent solely the interest of end-users in rate-setting, rule-making, and other energy-related cases and proceedings before all government agencies including its judicial and quasi-judicial organs and shall be deemed as “The Champion of the End-User Consumers”.
This measure fills the policy vacuum in consumer protection, and eventually balance the interest of all parties in the ever-important energy ecosystem.
Read our briefer below for more information. 📖
MORESCO 1 and ANECO FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL ASSIST
Partial Presentation of Day One (1) Observations.
Rolando C. Maghuyop ( System Operation Div. Chief-Moresco I)
▪️System Operation Assessment
Ronie M. Saldia (T&D Planning Chief – MORESCO I)
▪️Subtransmission and Distribution Line Assessment
Collen B. Tarcelo ( ESD Manager -MORESCO I)
▪️O&M Performance, Engineering, Planning and Design, PSP Plan Assessment
Romulo Deferia Jr. ( TSD Manager – ANECO)
▪️Metering Assessment

JANUARY 29, 2021 – MORESCO II Management and Staff headed by Project Supervisor Edmundo Y. Pacamalan Jr., BOD President Jovinita T. Calingin, BOD Atty. Melchor M. Cubillo and OIC General Manager Cynthia P. Quimno welcomes ANECO team GM Darwin T. Daymiel and MORESCO I team headed by GM Jovel B. Ubay-Ubay for officials for the conduct of financial and technical Assist.
Neighboring ECs such as MORESCO 1 and ANECO reaffirm the solidarity within the coops. This activity serves as a medium to a long term recovery from the pressing issues and concerns faced by the Coop. With such expertise, the coop believes that it can aid the coop in its transition toward not only resilient and satisfactory but a preeminent coop in the coming years.

HOUSE APPROVES POWER BLOC’S LIFELINE SUBSIDY AND MICROGRID BILLS

Isang malaking tagumpay ang nakamit ng Power Bloc matapos aprubahan ngayon sa ikatlo at huling pagbasa sa Kongreso ang dalawang panukalang batas na naglalayong paunlarin ang antas ng pagpapailaw sa kanayunan. Kabilang dito ang HB 8145 o An Act Extending the Implementation of the Lifeline Rate at HB 8203 o An Act Promoting the Use of Microgrid Systems to Accelerate the Total Electrification of Unserved and Underserved Areas Nationwide.

Ang HB 8145 ay panukalang-batas na isinumite ng mga representante mula sa Power Bloc upang mapalawig pa ang implementasyon ng Lifeline Rate. Ang Lifeline Rate ay isang subsidiyang ibinibigay sa mga marginalized o low income consumers na nahihirapan o walang kakayahang magbayad ng kuryente sa buong presyo nito.

Unang tinawag na HB 7059, isinumite ito noong Hulyo 2020 upang tumugon sa nalalapit na pagkapaso ng bisa ng Lifeline Rate Subsidy sa taong 2021. Matapos ang mga committee at plenary deliberation, ito ay inamyendahan ng mga mambabatas sa Kongreso at tinawag na HB8145. Ang pangunahing layunin ng panukalang ito ay ang pagpapalawig ng implementasyon ng lifeline rate subsidy ng karagdagang sampung taon o hanggang sa taong 2031.

Sa pamamagitan ng panukalang na ito, inaasahan na makakatulong ang lifeline rate sa ating mga kababayang nangangailangan ng interbensyon ng gobyerno upang matustusan ang araw-araw na bayarin.

Ang HB 8203 naman ay nagtataguyod ng pagkakaroon ng Microgrid Systems sa mga lugar na hindi lubusang naaabot ng linya ng kuryente. Ang Microgrid System ay ang pagsasama-sama ng iba’t ibang pinagkukunan ng kuryente at magkakakabit na ‘loads’ sa isang grupo na tumatakbo bilang isang yunit na namamahala sa distribution at subtransmission sa mga lugar na nangangailangan ng kuryente. Maaari itong kumunekta at kumalag sa main grid upang mapaandar ng nakakabit o sa sariling enerhiya.

Katuwang ng Power Bloc sa adhikaing ito ang mga rural electric cooperatives, lalung-lalo na ang mga nasa Small Power Utilities Group (SPUG) Areas upang ipaglaban ang kanilang karapatan sa pagkamit ng maaasahang suplay ng kuryente.

Kasalukuyang tinatalakay pa rin sa Kamara ang mga panukalang-batas na nauna nang isinumite ng Power Bloc. Patuloy na magsusulong ang mga Kinatawan mula sa Philreca Partylist, Apec Partylist, Recoboda Partylist, at Ako Padayon Pilipino Partylist ng mga makabuluhang panukala tungo sa pagkamit ng total rural electrification. Kabilang ito sa iba’t ibang mga hakbang na ginagawa nila upang masuportahan at makatulong sa mga konsumanteng patuloy na naghihirap sa gitna ng pandemya. Sinisuguro ng mga representante na walang kababayan ang mapagiiwanan hanggang tayo ay sabay-sabay na makaahon muli. ###

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Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (PHILRECA)
1 November 2020 – Update
ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES TO DEPLOY HUNDREDS OF LINEWORKERS TO ASSIST ROLLY-AFFECTED AREAS
An initial group of 52 teams composed of 306 lineworkers will be deployed by electric cooperatives from CAR, Regions 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, 6, and 8 to municipalities and provinces that were hardly hit by Super Typhoon Rolly (International Name: Goni). Called “Task Force Duterte – Power Restoration Rapid Deployment (TFD-PRRD)”, this EC contingent will assist the distribution utilities affected by the typhoon to restore electricity in the affected area.
The Task Force and all volunteer electric cooperatives, spearheaded by the Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc. (PHILRECA) and in cooperation with the National Electrification Administration (NEA) and One EC Network Foundation, are now on standby for deployment. Specifically, they will assist the following severely affected areas: Catanduanes, which experienced the fastest and catastrophic wind damages during Super Typhoon Rolly’s initial landfall; Camarines Sur; Albay; Marinduque; Oriental Mindoro; and Occidental Mindoro.
To ensure optimal support to the affected areas, volunteer-ECs of the Task Force will be arriving with their own boom trucks and all necessary equipment. They will also be bringing their own food, nourishment, and other needs. Receiving coops will be helping the Task Force on their accommodations.
Any additional expenses of the Task Force will be covered by the One EC Network Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of PHILRECA and the One EC-MCO Movement.
Most of the Task Force volunteers have complied already with the health and safety protocols of the local governments in the affected areas. However, due to unfavorable weather conditions, the Task Force will have to wait for the final confirmation before they can proceed with their destinations.
Electric cooperatives from other regions are also on standby to help in the restoration of energy should further need arises. As of this news release, more teams are being mobilized to be included in the first wave of EC volunteers. ###
#PowerOn Series 1
What is the Republic Act 11361 or the Anti-Obstruction of Power Lines Act?
In this infographic, we will be outlining how crucial the AOPLA is in ensuring that electricity will smoothly reach our homes. It also guides our electric consumers on the Do’s and Don’ts under this Act.
Prohibited acts include:
(1) Construction of hazardous improvements within the Power Line Corridor (PLC),
(2) Planting of tall trees/vegetation within the PLC,
(3) Preventing or refusing entry of authorized personnel to conduct maintenance and operational services, and
(4) Conducting or performance of Hazardous Activities within the PLC which will impair the conveyance of electricity and damage the power lines.
Penalties for violation of these are:
(1) First offense – up to 6 months of imprisonment or fine of ₱50 000 or both,
(2) Second offense – up to 6 years of imprisonment or a fine of ₱100 000 or both,
(3) Third offense – 12 years of imprisonment or a fine of ₱200 000 or both.
For more information, you may browse through the #PowerOn Series.
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#PowerOn is a series of infographics brought to you by the #PowerBloc. We believe that energy is a right and it is time to educate and empower our electric consumers to be responsible and active partners of the power industry. Through our #PowerOn series, we will be releasing relevant materials to keep you updated on what matters in the energy industry. Together, we will keep the lights on. 💡
Republic Act No. 11361, also known as the “Anti-Obstruction of Power Lines Act,” is undoubtedly one of the most important legislations for the rural electrification sector. We are optimistic this recently enacted law will redound to the benefits of both our electric cooperatives and their member-consumer-owners.

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