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SURSECO II pursues rural electrification program

by Aguinaldo L. Jaluag

Tandag City, Surigao del Sur (21 November) -- SURSECO II or Surigao del Sur II Electric Cooperative, Inc. is pursuing the policy of the government in electrifying the whole archipelago, especially in the rural areas.

The coop was already energized 191 barangays since its creation. It has the total of 197 barangays in its franchise area which there are six remained unconnected with electricity.

Out of the six un-energized barrios, one of it is already constructed with a distribution lines, the Barangay Mampi in the municipality of Lanuza where soon to be energized and this is about 16 kilometers away from the National Highway in Gamuton, Lanuza, Surigao del Sur. The others were really unviable, but, the management is still hoping that these barrios will be tapped soon, although the rights of these were already been waived to the Department of Energy (DOE).

Recently, the coop energized Sitio Catabadan, San Roque, San Miguel this province on November 14, 2008 which there were 27 households are now experiencing the beauty of light and the importance of it.

Last month, the coop also energized one of the remotest barrio in the municipality of Carrascal, the Barangay Pantukan where residents were Manobos and this is also about 9 kilometers afar from the highway of Barangay Adlay, Carrascal this province. The event was happened last October 14, 2008.

These two big projects of SURSECO II is the living evidence that the coop is pursuing the Rural Electrification Program of our Government. This is really the essence of being a non-stock, non-profit cooperative under the supervision of National Electrification Administration (NEA).

This was also the fruit of hard work by which the management's advocacy and to all the ECs of the country in general.

In fact, the management of SURSECO II, through the leadership of Engr. Iglorio R. Hinayon, the General Manager with the Board of Directors headed by its president Jose A. Trugillo, Sr. of Cagwait district is always looking for a support from the National and Local Officials in the continuity of Rural Electrification Program by which SURSECO II known to be the "Warriors of Light".

As a matter of fact, the energization of that I had mentioned earlier was the result of their efforts in pursuing the program. (SURSECO II/PIA-Surigao del Sur) [top]

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