"Ang kalusugan dapat sagot ng pamahalaan. Panata ko ito sa Sambayanang Pilipino."
NOCECO 33rd Annual General Membership Meeting. Engr. Cornelio L. Somodio Jr., General Manager & Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Directors; Kabankalan City Mayor Isidro P. Zayco, Audrey Tan Zubiri, wife of former Senator and senatorial candidate Juan Miguel F. Zubiri; NOCECO Chairman John Peter Z. Millan and Corporate Sec. Nancy J. Panogadia (center); NOCECO Vice-Chairman Uldarico Ariel P. Mirasol; Raymundo A. Tongson Jr.-Member, District VII (Himamaylan City); Sammy S. Jabagat-Member, District XI (Cauayan), Rey Ronald E. Cabalde-Member, District X (Sipalay City/Hinoba-an); Rolito E. Espinosa-Member, District V (Isabela/Moises Padilla); (left) Elbert L. Magbato-Member, District IX (Ilog/Candoni); Alex Vergara-Member, District IV (Hinigaran); Richard A. Benedicto-Member, District III (La Carlota City/La Castellana); Eduardo A. Alonso-Member, District II (San Enrique/Pontevedra); Reynaldo G. Bedaure Jr.-Member, District I (Pulupandan/Valladolid) (right) at the 33rd Annual General Membership Assembly.*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)
This is the message of Juan Miguel Zubiri, the Father of Electric Cooperative of the Philippines and a senatorial candidate, through his wife Audrey Tan Zubiri, during the 33rd Annual General Membership Assembly of Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative held at NOCECO Gymnasium recently. Zubiri is the author of the New Cooperative Code of the Philippines of Republic Act 9520 and its partner implementing Rules and Regulations. A law which truly captures the essence of a cooperative since R.A. 6928 was established 20 years ago. She said, "Let us remember that the cooperatives will still have that simple beginning-the uncomplicated and honest coming-together-of-the-mind of people wanting to get a better share of the economic opportunities in their lives. They are doing these for their families, some, who are in cooperatives have survived for many generations. The word of honor remain the cornerstone of the successful cooperative. Let us support each other and dedicate our efforts to the success of the cooperative sector. I hope that NOCECO will rise to the challenges of the times and fully utilize the incentives under R.A. 9520 for the benefit of its members. I wish to assure you that I will always be with you in promoting the cooperatives as an instrument to fight poverty and bring social change and economic progress to our cooperative sector especially in the rural areas. May I also extend my congratulations to the officers of NOCECO for organizing this year’s General Membership Assembly. I wish all the best in your future endeavors."
The Negros Occidental Electrict Cooperative Inc., (NOCECO) headed by its President, John Peter Z. Millan- District VIII (Kabankalan City), with other officers, namely Vice-President, Sammy S. Jabagat- District X (Cauayan),Secretary, Reynaldo G. Bedaure Jr.,-District I (Pulupandan/Valladolid) Treasurer- Uldarico Ariel P.Mirasol-District VI (Binalbagan), Auditor- Alex B. Vergara-District IV ( Hinigaran), Board Members, Richard A. Benedicto- District III ( La Carlota City/La Castellana, Eduardo A. Alonso-District II ( San Enrique/Pontevedra), Rolito E. Espinosa- District V (Isabela/Moises Padilla), Raymundo A. Tongson Jr.,-District VII ( Himamaylan City), Rey Ronald E. Cabalde- District X ( Sipalay City/Hinoba-an), Elbert L. Magbato - District IX ( Ilog/Candoni) held its 32nd Annual General Membership Assembly in the presence of member-consumers, crowded the NOCECO Gymnasium Saturday with the theme: " Continued Growth, Continued Success".
Negros Occidental Electric Cooperative Inc., (NOCECO) 32nd Annual General Membership Assembly: (L-R) Elbert L. Magbato-District IX (Ilog/Candoni), Richard A. Benedicto-District III ( La Carlota City/La Castellana, Eduardo A. Alonso- District II ( San Enrique/Pontevedra), Raymundo A. Tongson Jr.-District VI (Himamaylan City), Uldarico Ariel P. Mirasol- Treasurer, District VI (Binalbagan) Sammy S.Jabagat-Vice-President District IX ( Cauayan), Dr. Emmanuel M. Santiaguel- Chairman, Cooperative Development Authority (CIDA) Guest Speaker, John Peter Z. Millan-President, NOCECO ( District VIII Kabankalan City), Engr. Cornelio L. Somodio Jr.-General Manager-NOCECO, Rolito E. Espinosa-District V ( Isabela/Moises Padilla), Alex B.Vergara- Auditor ( District IV (Hinigaran), Reynaldo G. Bedaure Jr.-Secretary District I (Pulupandan/ Valladolid), Rey Ronald E.Cabalde- District X ( Sipalay City/Hinoba-an), Dr. Felicitas S. Acosibo.*(Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)