BAGUIO CITY – Representatives of the various sectors comprising the Multi-Sectoral Electrification Advisory Council (MSEAC) of the Benguet Electric Cooperative’s District 2 agreed to reorganize themselves in order to fill up the vacant positions that will make the group active in public discussions concerning the welfare of power consumers in the said district.
It can be recalled that the National Electrification Administration (NEA) mandated the 119 rural electric cooperatives in the country to create their respective MSEACs in the district level to serve as partners of the cooperatives in the widespread information dissemination to the consumers regarding their programs and projects so that consumers will be well-informed about pressing issues and concerns relative thereto.
In a recent meeting by the BENECO Board of Directors, the cooperative’s policy-making body confirmed the new composition of the MSEAC of District 2.
James Aclopen, incumbent member of the BENECO Board of Directors representing District 2, said the confirmation of the membership of the MSEAC will definitely help the cooperative in cascading to the grassroots level the importance of the priority programs and projects being undertaken in order to boost the interest of the consumers on the services provided by BENECO.
“We will closely work together with the MSEAC members in order to be able to appropriately educate our consumers with the key projects of the rural electric cooperative in improving its services in the future,” Aclopen stressed.
The confirmed sectors and representatives to the MSEAC are agri-fishery – Basilio Binay-an with Atanacio Padawil as alternate; barangay council – Ariel Amino with Edward Cayetano as his alternate; civic – Robert Galong with Jason Dalisdis as his alternate; education – Lourdes Lomas-e with Marilyn Tami-ing as her alternate; local government – Timothy Pudlao, Jr. with Ryan Baucas as his alternate; media – Dexter A. See with no alternate; religious – Victor Benlingan, Jr. with Paul Lomas-e as his alternate; youth – Michael Medina with Jaime Malecdan as his alternate; women – Josephine Aclayan with Joy Haggerty as her alternate; business – Angie Ramos with Susan Habbiling as her alternate; RECA- Grace Kelly with Marina Liclican as her alternate and senior citizens – William Bagawe with no alternate.
The incumbent MSEAC officers are Basilio Binay-an – Chairman; Timothy Pudlao, Jr. – Vice Chairman and Lourdes Lomas-e – Secretary.
The confirmation of the new MSEAC members for District 2 was dneorsed by BENECO management headed by general manager Gerardo P. Verzosa.
Barangays comprising BENECO’s District 2 are Kias, PMA-Fort del Pilar, Loakan Proper, Loakan Liwanag, Camp 7, Poliwes, BGH, Phil-Am, San Vicente, Balsigan, Imelda Marcos, Bakakeng Norte/Sur, SLU-SVP Housing Project, Bakakeng Central, Sto. Tomas Proper, Dontogan and Sto. Tomas School Area.
Aclopen appealed to the MSEAC officers and members to continue working together in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the group and appropriately informing and educating consumers about the programs and projects as well as interventions geared towards improving the cooperative’s services to the consumers.
By Dexter A. See