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Misamis Oriental Rural Electric Service Cooperative - 1 (MORESCO-1) Monthly Publication JUNE 2013

M1 takes on its strategic part in Laguindingan Int’l Airport Operation The MORESCO-1 officials joined President Benigno Aquino III during the Final Inspection and Unveiling of Marker of the Laguindingan International Airport, June 11, 2013, Tuesday, at Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental. Represented by President Bernard R. Benavidez, Vice President Lilian U. Gallogo, General Manager Julie B. Real, Engineering Services Manager Jovel B. Ubay-Ubay, and Service Area Manager Joni Jane F. Cabantac, MORESCO-1 was one of the invited guests for the event. The airport finally had its commercial operation since June 15, 2013, Saturday. As of this time, it is offering daily flights from 6AM to 6PM. According to Engr. Cabantac, as one of the representatives for the event, night flights are still not available pending the installation of the Air Navigation System which will be completed by the 2nd quarter next year. The electric cooperative considers the installation of an airport nearby to be an advantage since one of the components of development is the availability of transportation. “With the Laguindingan Airport located within the franchise area of MORESCO-1, we are expecting a higher rate of socio-economic progress within the area,” Engr. Cabantac added.

A lot of constructions and expansions are coming around. There are better roads, subdivisions, commercial establishments, industries and more. This would not only mean growth to other companies, but also for the coop. “MORESCO-1 is already in the process of contracting for additional power supply as early as now even though our Power Supply Contract with National Power Corporation will expire in August 2015. We are also applying for the N-1 69KV line as Capital Expenditure at the Energy Regulatory Commission. We will be constructing 69KV sub-transmission line along the National highway from Manticao to Talakag. These lines will increase our reliability in terms of power supply.” The coop has a connection agreement with its Big Loads as part of its energization requirements. Incorporated is the Power Supply Contract that it has with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) with a maximum demand of 4MW. In addition, it has a substation that could supply 10MVA, which is more than adequate to keep the airport running. In that way, it is prepared to cater more incoming developments in the area. Furthermore, MORESCO-1 plans to open its Training Center for requests for transient stay. However, further details will still be discussed. M

In This Issue

PNoy on his speech (above) for the Final Inspection and Unveling of Marker of Laguindingan International Airport, June 11, 2013, also attended by Moresco-1 officials (inset).

Laguindingan International Airport

The 2013 AGMA Celebration

Boosting Performance Management

Employees’ Day

Balik-Eskwela Program


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The 2013 AGMA Celebration

Modification in registration The MORESCO-1 WTC-ITC grounds was still teeming with people despite the new twist introduced to the 43rd Annual General Membership Assembly (AGMA) of MORESCO-1 carried out on May 24, 2013; the traditional pre-registration was replaced by actual AGMA day registration, simultaneously in the four Service Area Offices (Talakag, Opol, Laguindingan and Manticao) to cater all the member-consumers within its coverage area.

saw progressed all through these years with all the successes it has achieved now. One aspiration The candidness of MORESCO-1’s keynote speaker, Mr. Edicio dela Torre indeed made a spot in the hearts of the crowd. Dela Torre’s passion for the rural electrification was felt through his upfront and lively speech. The social justice and development advocate, made a comparison of the before, now and after situation in the rural electrification.

The increase of its attenNow, being the current President of the Electric Consumers of dees was again tremendously visible through the list of registrants. From last year’s 19,855, the turnout of this year’s attendees rose to 22, 470 as of 12 AGMA early morning registration noontime on that day, excluding the manually listed attendees, having El Salvador with the most attendees of 4,241. On Spotlight For Manang “Luz”, it doesn’t matter whether she is on the right stepping or not. All she cared about was how to express her enjoyment during Manang Luz showcases her the preliminary program of dance moves. AGMA in the morning which was engulfed with music that enticed people to dance and feel its beat. But the dancing grew groovier when host Venancio Gumanid challenged them to show off to get some goodies in exchange.

The Board officials with keynote speaker Mr. Edicio dela Torre (2nd from left).

the Philippines (ECAP) and consultant of the National Electrification Administration, his advocacy on rural electrification still continues, with the hope that through linking the power sector to other industries significant to its growth and development, justice and development shall be served to the people who longed to have it for a quite a long time.

His message with that of Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar Moreno, Congressman Bambi Emano’s representative Mr. Rolando Seno and DOE Sec. Jericho Petilla’s representative Mr. Edmar Derla showed only one direction for MORESCO-1—to never cease in living its commitment to empower the lives of the people and as it delivers its services to the each doorstep, not just in the present but The afternoon program started with a salvo by the former also in the next generaBoard of Directors who didn’t fail to miss the activity, their tion. M The participants listen during AGMA presence was indeed an honor for MORESCO-1 which they The morning program though was not only about dance showdown. It was also used as an opportune time to update the member-consumers on critical actions that MORESCO-1 undertook such as its power supply engagement; the Uniform Filing Rate application; Force Majeure CAPEX for “Pablo”; and Sitio Electrification Program updates; and the most appreciated undertaking which was the Interruptible Load Program, hence, no rotational black-out was felt by the areas under its franchise coverage, despite the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines’ (NGCP) load curtailment. These heavy topics were lightened up by being reviewed thru Q & A portion which gave the participants the chance to get items in exchange of giving correct answers to questions posed.


M1 attends Boosting Performance Training

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anagers, supervisors, and team leaders of MORESCO-1 attended a training on Boosting Performance: Coaching, Counseling, and Mentoring held on June 6-7, 2013 at Apple Tree Resort and Hotel, Opol, Misamis Oriental.

The training that lasted two days was conducted by resource speaker and trainer Ms. Lilian B. Visco. Through lectures, case studies, and role plays, the participants learned the definition, the steps, and the differences among coaching, counseling, and mentoring, which enabled them to a better commitment to their duties in helping their subordinates deliver excellent performance.

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Ms. Joy Olorvida for facilitating and hosting the event. GM concluded the training with the idea that learning is infinite “It does not have an ending, unless we can no more stand or worse.” He said he can relate his learning with his childhood experience and as a General Manager. For him, coaching, counseling and mentoring are three important things that we should perform and share to many people, because according to him, it would really be difficult to be in the industry if no one will teach you. He closed his message with a simple “Thank you!” and “Mabuhi ang Moresco-1!” M

During the lectures, the participants were encouraged to always look at their people’s potentials, always have faith in them. “Yung magaling kahapon, pwedeng hindi na magaling ngayon o bukas,” Ms. Visco said as she advised the participants to hire people for future requirements since goals are for long-term basis. Goal setting, performance appraisal, and problem-solving processes were also taught during the training. Before the training ended, tokens and special awards were given to Ms. Visco for conducting the event, Ms. Marebec Cagalawan as The Earliest Bird, Mr. Elmer Dadole as The Most Participative, Mr. Noriel Gabule as The Most Helpful, The participants listen (upper left) as Ms Lilian discusses; Ms Ian and also to Ms. Chesed Vallejos, Ms. Kristina Arengo, and receives a token and award from M1 (lower left); the partcipants pose as a group (right) in Apple Tree Resort .

The Post-AGMA cum Employees’ Day Celebration The Board of Directors, Management & Personnel together with the on-the-job trainees of MORESCO-1 gathered to celebrate the Post Annual General Membership Assembly and Employees’ Fun Day in June 1, 2013, Saturday at Sea View Resort, El Salvador City.

ally congratulated them and shared his experience working with each of one of them. The late part of the afternoon was spared for drinking, dancing, swimming, and all other kinds of bonding with the employees—the people behind MORESCO-1’s success. M

It is an annual activity of the coop to acknowledge its workforce’s hard work and to celebrate success of AGMA especially that it hit 22, 470 membership this year (excluding the manually-listed attendees). During the event, the employees gathered beside the pool facing the horizon of the coast to sea and sky. It was a funfilled day since there were a lot of games and raffle prizes were given. The MORESCO-1 Power Band was also present, which added spice to the event. The Loyalty Awardees Roquelio Amarga, Julieto Baslot, Eliseo Enerio, Ronie Padero, Robertson Eballe, and Solomon Buasag were also presented that day. This kind of The venue (upper left); Ms Olorvida and Ms Vallejos in a Trip to Jeruaward is only given to an employee who have rendered 20 years of service in MORESCO-1. GM Julie B. Real person- salem game (upper right); the OJTs in the Tug o’ War game (lower left), June birthday celebrators post (lower right)


MORESCO-1 ties up with NGCP for Balik-Eskwela Program

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M1 tests Kaizen 5S Housekeeping The MORESCO-1 will be launching a pilot project 5S to the participating offices starting June 2013. 5S refers to the Japanese terms Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu, and Shitsuke which means tidiness, orderliness, cleanliness, standardization, and discipline, respectively. Cleaning methodology is its general perspective. It is also a part of Kaizen (Kai-Change, ZenGood) which is “a Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices, personal efficiency, etc.,” as defined in google.com. Hiroyuki Hirano developed 5s in Japan within his overall approach to production systems. The beneficial effect of this program enticed western managers and have been enlightened with the experience of 5s. Its role has optimized the manufacturing process and had known as best practice. This project-based assignment will certainly contribute to the productivity in terms of efficiency in workplace organization. Since this practice has long been implemented both in local and international organizations, it’s a manifestation of optimistic results.

MORESCO-1 and NGCP representatives (above); The printed notebooks distributed by NGCP (inset)

The MORESCO-1 together with the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) distributed school supplies to the students of Bagocboc Elementary School, Opol, Misamis Oriental on June 14, 2013. This joint program is part of the coop’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), wherein one of its pillars is focusing on education.

Approximately 250 students from pre-school to Grade 6 received NGCP school kits consisting of bags, pencils and notebooks with specially printed transmission line safety tips. In addition, they were also given snacks by MORESCO-1 and entertained with a song The MORESCO-1 offices that will participate in the im- number by its famous Power Band. plementation will be the Office of the General Manager (OGM), the OGM Extension, and Corporate Plan- NGCP personnel took turns in explaining to the community and students the things not to do along power lines like flying kites, carning Office. rying up woods, putting fire on grasses that could burn poles, and planting trees along the power line route. MORESCO-1, on the other This will be headed by Ma. Theresa Cid, a probationhand, discussed the Kuryentipid tips and the Financial Downloading ary employee of M1, who has knowledge and experi- Program, which will aid the collection efficiency in far-flung areas. ence on 5S implementation. Both organizations intend to impart their yield to the less fortunate Initial discussions were already conducted during spe- particularly on the educational upliftment of school children in select cial meetings which were participated by key persons barangays, in which Brgy. Bagocboc is one of them since NGCP’s from the OGM units. Moreover, this project will be ap- line traverses through its towers that is part of MORESCO-1’s covplied to all M1 offices as soon as the pilot project turns erage area, which makes it a common beneficiary.

out successfully. Japanese Term SEIRI SEITON SEISO SEIKETSU SHITSUKE

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English Equivalent

Meaning in Japanese Context

Throw away all rubbish and unrelated materials in the workplace Set everything in proper place for ORDERLINESS quick retrieval and storage Clean the workplace; everyone CLEANLINESS should be a janitor STANDARDI- Standardize the way of maintainZATION ing cleanliness Practice 'Five S' daily - make it a DISCIPLINE way of life; this also means 'commitment' TIDINESS

Part of it is to raise awareness to the students on the importance of transmission lines and line safety and security through partnership with the schools and communities within the coverage. It aims to reach out to the communities for them to know their obligations and benefits as a member-consumer. Finally, Barangay Captain Margilyn E. Abuhan thanked both organizations for providing school supplies to their pupils whose parents are mostly marginal farmers, and for selecting their school as a beneficiary. She assured they will help in the safety campaigns of both organizations. M EDITORIAL BOARD: Chezka Waminal Marebec Cagalawan Ma. Chesed Vallejos

CONTRIBUTORS: For inquiries and suggestions, Ma Theresa Cid please contact Ronilen Alas (088)583-0167 or Venancio Gumanid

MPower June 2013  

MORESCO-1's June 2013 Publication, MPower.

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