Our Condolences to the bereaved family. – MORESCO II Family

MORESCO II Board and Management led by NEA Project Supervisor Edmundo Y. Pacamalan Jr., Board President Jovinita T. Calingin and OIC General Manager Cynthia P. Quimno, would like to extend its gratitude to LGU Medina Inspection and Control Team, spearheaded by Mayor Donato N. Chan together with Dr. Erlene Grace C. Salvacion-Boter and Dr. Napoleon Ray A. Talines for its prompt response to accommodate MORESCO II personnel on monitoring protocols to contain this virus on local spread.
MORESCO II is committed to playing a constructive role in supporting health and government officials as they work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Our priority is to protect our employees and our valued Member Consumer Owners. We shall remain vigilant against this health pandemic even as we continue to be responsive to your needs.
Once again, thank you and more power!

Maintenance of Malampaya to trigger power rate hikes

The Department of Energy (DOE) confirmed that the Malampaya gas facility will undertake maintenance activities for roughly two weeks on November 14-27; and this will result in reduction on its gas output.

As an upshot of that, the country’s gas-fired power plants will need to partly shift to liquid fuels, which will be a more expensive alternative, therefore, this will subsequently drive power rates higher.

Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi explained that the scheduled repair at Malampaya “is a planned turnaround that has been coordinated with us (DOE), the Malampaya customers and the power network early 2020.”

He said “the timing was agreed based on the grid forecast at the time and the available supply.”

The energy chief assured “the planned turnaround should have minimal impact to power production,” or the electricity supply that shall be made available to the grid when the maintenance activities will be carried out.

Nevertheless, the main worry of power industry stakeholders is the resulting rate that the lower gas output of the field will spark off; to which in their assumption, will definitely precipitate spikes, primarily in settlement prices at the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) as well as in the eventual charges of the gas-fed power generating facilities.

In the recent gas restriction experienced by Malampaya in August compounded by the outages of power plants, this set off upward adjustment in electricity rates in the October billing, hence, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has been cautioned to keep a close watch on the behavior of trading participants in the WESM.

Laban Konsyumer Inc. (LKI) President and former Trade Undersecretary Victorio Mario Dimagiba stated in his correspondence to the ERC that it is urging “the energy sector and the regulator to stay alert on WESM prices, as these acted as triggers for the higher power rates this month.”

The group is proposing “automatic internal review in PEMC (Philippine Electricity Market Corporation) of the WESM prices, to assess what triggered the cap,” which was breached twice at P32 per kilowatt hour last September 5 and 7.

In past instances of Malampaya downtime or maintenance schedules, these always resulted in increased electricity tariffs, the worst was in 2013 because it was aggravated by simultaneous shutdowns of power plants.

With forecasts of repeated cycle of upticks in WESM prices, the LKI calls on “stricter and closer watch on WESM and a monitoring of the spot market prices and activities.”

Dimagiba stressed “WESM must be checked, and the public as well as consumers, deserve to be assured that the market is working fairly, justly and correctly.”

He further opined “it is the ERC’s job to ensure that WESM is regulated properly and there are no abnormal activities that will disadvantage the customer.” (MMV)

OCTOBER 5, 2020 – MORESCO II Employees & Staff, headed by our OIC-GM Cynthia P. Quimno and BOD President Jovinita T. Calingin welcomes NEA Consultant Edmundo Y. Pacamalan Jr. as Project Supervisor to the Coop.
PS Pacalaman with his imperative message to the Coop is promising and remarkably candid. Having him provide constructive feedback and coaching, organizing workflow, monitoring productivity and setting goals for performance in ways that comply the Coops plans and vission, among others, gives challenge to the Coop and an explicit expectations for the MCO’s.
With utmost respect, the Coop salute for having him to oversee the Coops competency and aspiring for a greater service.
👇Photos posted are todays Line Rehabilitation and Clearing Activities, October 4, 2020 from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
MORESCO II Technical Team and Clearing Maintenance activity has been done at exactly 5:00pm today but NGCP Testing of Special Equipment at Nasipit Sub-Station is still on going. We are waiting for the Advice from NGCP NASIPIT for Restoration of Power.
This has been the 3rd week of COOP’s unvarying implementation of Anti-Obstruction of Power Lines Act or RA 11361 which prohibits the planting of tall growing plants, the construction of hazardous improvements, and the conduct of any hazardous activities within the power line corridor, among others.
The unyielding dedication and cooperation with Coop’s employees from different Departments/Areas headed by our OIC-GM Cynthia P. Quimno and Technical Services Department Manager Engr. Roy Balingit has made the #BayanihanSpirit a solidarity within the Coop, viable and in progress.
October is #CoopMonth! This is pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 493, series of 2003, which aims to encourage wider participation of all sectors of society in nation-building through cooperativism. The NEA, which supervises 121 electric cooperatives nationwide, joins the Cooperative Development Authority and the entire nation in celebrating Cooperative

“Anti-Obstruction of Power Lines Act – Part 2”

The photos shown below are the CLEARING Activities and Rehabilitation of Dilapidated Poles done on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at some parts of Medina to Lunao, Gingoog.
This has been the 2nd Saturday of BAYANIHAN SPIRIT by the Coop Employees from different Areas/Departments for the rigid Implementation of Republic Act. No. 11361, otherswise known as the “Anti-Obstruction of Power Lines Act”.
To mention, food preparation for the Maintenance and Clearing Crews has done by the good effort of Finance Department. This has shown the solidarity within the Coop, enabling them to cooperate and work well together.

“Anti-Obstruction of Power Lines Act – Part 1”

 Photos shown are today’s activities of our 10MVA Gingoog Sub-Station Preventive Maintenance, Replacement of Dilapidated Poles and Clearing Activity, September 12, 2020 from 8:00am to 5:00pm within Gingoog City premises.
This is in relation to Anti-Obstruction of Power Lines Act that prohibit the planting of tall-growing plants, Constructions of hazardous improvements within the power line corridor.
In cooperation with employees from different departments of MORESCO II, FOOD Preparation for the Maintenance and Clearing Crew of Area-1, Area-2, Area-3 and Technical Services Department has been done as BAYANIHAN Spirit for this simultaneous activity.
📍The affected areas are ENTIRE GINGOOG CITY excluding (Talisay, Pangasihan, Agay-ayan, Pigsaluhan, San luis, Banta-Awan and Kibuging), Misamis Oriental.
Thank you for your cooperation and please be guided accordingly.
Keep safe!
Interception @ Gingoog City.
A Quick meeting of minds for electric cooperative improvements.👍
BIG THANK YOU to NEA Administrator Edgardo R. Masongsong, Ako Padayon Pilipino Congressman Momot Ebcas,EC Network Consultant Jun Pacamalan, NGCP Consultant Dr. Pedrito H. Baculio and MORESCO2- OIC

Cynthia Patiño Quimno


August 25, 2020 marks another important date in the history of Rural Electrification as the general managers of the 121 electric cooperatives together with other advocates from the sector meet once again to virtually celebrate the 23rd NAGMEC Convention with the theme “Charging for the Future: Leading the ECs in Sustaining a Resilient Rural Electrification Program”.
GM Allan L. Laniba, President of the National Association of General Managers of Electric Cooperatives (NAGMEC), started the annual event with a short opening remarks and emphasized the role of general managers specially during this time of crisis. Considering the gargantuan role of general managers in the efficient delivery of services to its member-consumer-owners, GM Laniba encourages his fellow managers to be strong and resilient so as to wither this crisis.
Father Francisco “Paking” Silva graced the online event with an Inspirational Message, where he shared his memories and experiences during his time as the general manager of CEBECO 1, 2, and 3 for 20 years. He recognized the General Managers as “battlefield commanders of the most successful revolution for progress in the Philippines, triggering for our people massive economic development, employment for millions, and modernization of the quality of life for our people.”
Representing the 121 electric cooperatives and the more than 13 million member- consumer-owners nationwide, the Power Bloc Representatives Presley C. De Jesus (PHILRECA), Sergio C. Dagooc (APEC), Godofredo N. Guya (RECOBODA), and Adriano A. Ebcas (Ako Padayon Pilipino) also expressed their Messages of Solidarity to the congregation. Citing the important roles of electric cooperatives in nation building, the lawmakers updated the delegates on the developments of legislative measures that they filed in the House of Representatives, all aiming to promote the welfare of the rural electrification sector.
Administrator Edgardo R. Masongsong of the National Electrification Administration, a former general manager of an electric cooperative himself and a former Congressman as well, delivered the Keynote Address. He urged general managers to learn to adapt and evolve, and not to be contented with the status quo. Presenting current socio-economic political structure and the realities brought about by the “New Normal”, he challenged the general managers to “stay relevant to sustainable rural development, nation building, and genuine equitability.”
In partnership with the Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (PHILRECA), NAGMEC has successfully recognized the accomplishments of distinguished general managers who in one way or another have contributed significantly to the advocacies of the rural electrification movement. Awardees include those who have dedicated the best of their efforts to create a voice for the rural electrification sector, those whose commitment and leadership has inspired other leaders to further promote sustainable rural development, and other advocates whose commitment to the movement is beyond reproach.
Together with all the leaders and advocates of rural electrification, PHILRECA, NAGMEC, and the 121 member-electric cooperatives and their general managers will remain a powerful alliance that will act as a vanguard for total rural electrification.
#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.
#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.
#EnergyNews 💡 | August 12, 2020
PEAK electricity demand “drastically” declined in the first week of August after Metro Manila and adjacent provinces returned to a stricter form of lockdown, known as modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), due to mounting coronavirus infections.
Virtual Event:
MORESCO II is joining with PHILRECA, who led in holding its first Linemen Appreciation Day, honoring virtually the line workers across the nation.
Lineman Appreciation Day is a time to express our utmost appreciation to the great men that work so hard for us every day. It’s our honor to celebrate the hard work and dedication of Electrical Lineworkers.

GM Ronel B. Cañada, R.E.E. sincerely thank the MORESCO II linemen for their hardwork, dedication and sacrifices as warrior’s of light. Today, these men were given recognition and appreciation on the occasion of the First Linemen Appreciation Day.

MORESCO II joins the National Electrification Administration in the celebration of its 11th NATIONAL ELECTRIFICATION AWARENESS MONTH with a theme: “Charging for the future: Moving for a resilient Rural Electrification (RE) Program.”
August is National Electrification Awareness Month (NEAM) pursuant to Proclamation No. 1743 signed on March 16, 2009, by then President Gloria’s Macapagal Arroyo. MORESCO II is celebrating this annual milestone of NEA, which is also thier 51st founding anniversary.
The House Committee on Poverty Alleviation approved the substitute bill for House Bill No. 6060, An Act Expanding the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in the recently concluded committee meeting.
HB 6060 was sponsored by the Power Bloc composed of PHILRECA Representative Presley De Jesus, APEC Representative Sergio Dagooc, RECOBODA Representative Godofredo Guya, and Ako Padayon Pilipino Representative Adriano Ebcas.
Recognizing the increasing need for inclusive access to electricity, HB 6060 aims to provide an electric utility grant of not less than 1,000 pesos every year per household-beneficiary.
The Power Bloc believes that the electricity utility grant promotes increased ‘accessibility to electric power supply’.
The household-beneficiaries will now have the opportunity to establish their micro- and small businesses and ultimately improve their quality of lives, which is in line with the vision of the Rural Electrification Program as an avenue for sustainable rural development.
All Members present during the said meeting were named co-authors of the said House Bill.
Read our briefer below for more information. 📖
Today simultaneous line clearing activities at the respective coverage areas of electric cooperatives (ECs) nationwide kick off the month-long celebration of the 11th National Electrification Awareness Month (NEAM) this August. The event—normally one day—is being held over three days. | #NEAM2020 #50YearsofNEA #ResilientRE
Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc. (PHILRECA) in partnership with League of Electric Coop Information and Communications Officers Nationwide (LEXICON) conducted a Webinar on creative design 💡
The said webinar was attended by more than 160 participants from different Electric Cooperatives all over the Philippines 💡 Also present during the event is PHILRECA General Manager and Executive Director, Atty. Janeene Depay-Colingan 💡

MORESCO 2 3rd Quarter MCO EC-WIDE Officers presided by its Chairman ATTY. JOHNREY TOMINES. Also present are representatives of BINHI Rural Bank headed by its Chairman Mr. Edward Argayoso re: proposed livelihood projects to MCOs

National Electrification Administration

WATCH: National Electrification Administration (NEA) Chief Edgardo Masongsong shares his thoughts on how he is leading the agency and the electric cooperatives (ECs) it supervises amid the ongoing fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. | #AERMSpeaks #CoronavirusChronicles

(You can also watch our videos through our YouTube channel. Just follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb9Z_LYu25M.)

Luzon and Mindanao Electric Coops on Virtual Consultative Conference of EC Information Officers and Consumer Welfare Desk Officer on Addressing MCO Complaints on EC Services

Our way of welcoming NEA Administrator Edgardo R. Masongsong, NCECCO Coordinator Urbano Talibong and Consultant Edmundo Pacamalan, Jr.

First Online Orientation Program on the Adoption of the New Code of Governance for ECs conducted by the National Electrification Administration

MORESCO 2 Board of Directors and GM

To all our valued Member-Consumer-Owners:

In light of the evolving Covid-19 pandemic, MORESCO II has extended the due date for MAY Electricity Bill until June 30, 2020. No Surcharges and No Penalties.

Should you wish to settle your bills, our Main Office and Sub-Offices are open on weekdays (Mondays-Fridays) at 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Keep safe!

For queries, requests, complaints you may visit us or contact our Hotline Nos.

Main Office: Tion St., North Pob. Medina, Misamis Oriental
Hotline Number : 0917-832-1475


Cogon, Balingasag Misamis Oriental
Hotline Number : 0917-832-1439

Poblacion Sogbongcogon, Misamis Oriental
Hotline Number : 0917-832-1435

Dugenio St., Brgy. 22A, Gingoog City Mis. Or.
Hotline Number : 0917-832-1676

Thank you so much SB Members of Medina headed by Vice Mayor Kimboy Poligrates Odchigue for giving us time to explain re: increase in power bill for the month of May, Pantawid Liwanag Program, Anti-Obstruction of Power Lines Act and Sitio Electrification Program.

Thank you also Mayor Donato N. Chan for your full support to the rural electrification program.

The MORESCO 2 Board of Directors headed by its President Jovinita T. Calingin together with the management conducted IEC on Pantawid Liwanag, ERC Advisory, IRR on Anti-Obstruction of Power Lines Act at the Office of the Mayor of Gingoog City.

With me are the District Directors in Gingoog City, Dir. Mark R. Valdevilla and Dir. Eduardo O. Bacasnot, GM Cañada, Engr. Roy G. Balingit, Engr. Robert J. Gayoso, Engr. Rogelio A. Montalba.

Thank you so much Mayor Erick Cañosa and City Administrator Elvin Restituto for giving us your time and support to the rural electrification program.


Oath Taking of the EC-WIDE MCOO Officers administered by Hon. Nolie Pupos, the barangay chairman of North Poblacion, Medina. Thank you Brgy. Capt. Pupos for giving us your time despite your hectic schedule.

Right after the 2nd Quarterly Meeting, BOD Pres. Jovinita T. Calingin gave face masks and half sack of rice to the MCOO Officers.

Thank you so much BOD Pres. Juv Tomines Calingin for sharing your blessings to our MCOO Officers…👍👍👍Great Job…

Thank you also to the MCOO Officers for coming despite this pandemic…

MABUHAY ang ONE-EC-MCO Movement!!!

2nd Quarterly Meeting of MORESCO 2 EC-WIDE MCOO Officers with ATTY. JOHN REY TOMINES as presiding officer. Also present: Pres. Jovinita T. Calingin, Dir. Amado B. Ke-e, GM Ronel B. Cañada.

1. Pantawid Liwanag
2. ERC Advisory
3. IRR of RA 11361-Anti- Obstruction of Power Lines Act
4. Other Matters

Courtesy Call and Coordination Meeting with Mayor Angelo Capistrano, Jr. of Salay and Mayor Romeo Gue of Binuangan re: Pantawid Liwanag, ERC Directive, IRR of Anti-Obstruction of Power Lines Act.

With MORESCO 2 Officials headed by Pres. Jovinita T. Calingin, Dir. Ernesto J. Ohiman, GM Ronel B. Cañada, Engr. Roy G. Balingit, Engr. Eduardo S. Mercedes and ISDM

To all our valued Member-Consumer-Owners:

As an update to MORESCO II official statement. We are pleased to inform you that we have recieved an advisory from the Department of Energy (DOE) that our power suppliers are mandated to grant a 30-day extension for the payment of bills.

In line with the recieved advisory from the Department of Energy (DOE) on the mandated 30-day extension for the payment of bill to power supplier, MORESCO II also extend the same favor to its member-consumer-owner a 30-day extension for the payment of bill.

Member-Consumer-Owners who still wants to pay their bills you may do so through our Area Sub-Offices and other Accredited Banks and Paying Stations.

To all our Member-Consumer-Owners rest assure that continuous delivery of our Electric services to our franchise coverage areas, and particularly critical loads such as hospitals, medical/health institutions, government offices, basic utility providers,Disaster Risk Reduction Offices, PNP and AFP offices among others.

MORESCO II is one with the Philippine government and local government units in the fight against COVID-19. We take our member-consumer-owner’s health and priority.

Stay safe and healthy!


Ronel B. Cañada, REE
General Manager


MORESCO 2 (EC- WIDE) Federation of MCOO Officers :

FINALLY DONE with the reorganization of MORESCO 2 (EC- WIDE) Federation of MCOO Officers and First Quarter Meeting. Congratulations to the newly elected officers, to wit:
Chairman-Atty. John Rey Tomines; V-Chairman – Mr. Alvin Edades; Secretary – Mr. Savy Jess Soldevilla; Treasurer – Mr. Beethoven Obedencio; Auditor – Mr. Anacleto Mejares; P. I. O. – Mr. Pedrito Flores; Business Managers – Mr. Edwin Macabinlar; Mr. Bernard Winstanley and Mr. Leo Pollentes. Thank you also to the Board of Directors for the warm welcome and allowing the Federation Officers to attend the Board Meeting. MABUHAY ang ONE EC-MCO MOVEMENT