The Palawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO) has bagged two awards from the 50th Anniversary of the National Electrification Administration (NEA) first week of August.
These are the “2019 Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc. (Philreca) Awards from the Wires” and the “Golden Dagitab Award” received on the first week of August.
“Tayo ay nagagalak, sa lahat ng mga member-consumers, na tayo ay naka-receive ng award noong nagkaroon ng 50th Anniversary ng NEA. Ang nakuha ng PALECO sa ngayon ay Sustained Improvement Award (SIA), meaning PALECO was able to sustain its category as Double A Cooperative. Dream ko ito, at nagkaroon din tayo ng award doon sa Golden Dagitab Award,” said PALECO project supervisor and acting general manager Engr. Nelson Lalas in a PALECO video-release on Monday.
The “2019 Philreca Award” recognized PALECO’s sustained improvement, commendable performance as a Double A category cooperative, and for being a committed partner of NEA, Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (Philreca), and the electric-cooperatives-member-consumer-owners (EC-MCO) movement.
On the other hand, the “Golden Dagitab Award” plaque acknowledged PALECO for its “invaluable contribution in the successful implementation of the Rural Electrification Program”.
In a separate video, which was released by the cooperative on the same day, PALECO board chair Jeffrey Tan-Endriga said he is thankful to NEA for extending them these awards.
According to him, it only proves that PALECO can sustain its operations well to serve its member-consumers.
“Ito po ay nagpapatunay na very successful ang ating operation, at higit sa lahat ay nagpapa-salamat tayo sa mga empleyado na bumubuo sa ating kooperatiba, at ganoon na rin sa ating mga board of directors,” said Endriga.
Endriga pointed out that PALECO acting general manager Engr. Nelson Lalas was a huge help in maintaining the “Double A” grade of the cooperative since he was installed in position this year.
Based on available information online, Double A electric cooperatives were given by NEA a rating of 85 to 89.