PALO, Leyte-Jan 23, 2020, marks a momentous event in the feat of Rural Electrification Movement and Rural Development – the first ever Regional Summit of Member-Consumer-Owners Organizations (MCOO) of Eastern Visayas was held at the Oriental Leyte, Palo with the theme “MCOO: Vanguards of Rural Electrification and Rural Development”.
Attended by more than 200 MCOs representing the local organizations of the 11 ECs in the region together with their Board Presidents, General Managers, ISD Managers and LEXICON.
The event was also graced by key leaders in the empowerment of electric consumers such as Dir. Nollie B. Alamillo (IDD-NEA), Mgr. Guillermo M. Paz (CDPD-NEA), Urbano “Tay Bong” Talibong (NCECCO National Coordinator), and no less than the Admin.Edgardo Rama Masongsong (NEA Administrator).
The event was leap in the empowerment of electric consumers for it was an avenue of educating, raising awareness and involving the MCOs, and giving them the opportunity to be active participants in the Rural Electrification Program and Development.
Text Box: Masongsong talks on MCOPE program of NEAMasongsong urged the MCOO leaders that they are the vanguards of rural electrification, and as vanguards, they must help and protect their Electric Cooperatives.
“You must know the essence of MCOO, na maramdaman at maisapuso kung ano Kooperatiba. Educate, Organize and Mobilize, that is key to MCO empowerment,” Masongsong said.
Election of region wide MCOO Officers was also c onducted yesterday. Atty. Geraldo C. Teves, MCOO from Catbalogan representing SAMELCO II emerged as the Region 8 President.
Text Box: Masongsong leads Oathtaking of newly-elected Eastern Visayas MCOO OfficersThe Member-Consumer-Owners Program for Empowerment (MCOPE) is a program of the National Electrification Administration (NEA) in order to empower the MCOs of Electric Coops as its partner in achieving its vision of providing sustainable rural development. Under the program, organized MCOs will be involved in the major activities of the ECs thus making them partners in the cause of the electrification movement. (PR)