NAGA CITY, July 15 (PIA) - Department of Energy (DOE) USEC Felix William "Wimpy" Fuentebella posed a challenge to the newly-inducted officers of the Camarines Sur Energy Press Corps (CSEPC), and to all its members that, more than reporting, they should raise the bar of consumer awareness regarding energy and how it is intertwined in their day to day activity.
USEC Wimpy was invited as Guest of Honor and inducting officer during the oath-taking ceremony of the 2019 CSEPC officers, July 13, Saturday at the Avenue Plaza Hotel, here.
Speaking in vernacular, USEC Wimpy said that there is a need to step up the knowledge of Camarinenses regarding energy for them to understand the dynamics of progress in relation to the complexities of how energy use contributes to economic growth.
"I think is we have to step up the knowledge kang mga taga Camarines Sur manungod sa energy saka ano ang relation kang energy sa buhay ninda ta nganing mas kaskas ang pag uswag asin pag asenso."
Fuentebella added that Camarines Sur's power generation is very low, and that power consumers, with their evolving role as energy users, perhaps can also come up with "balancing act along the way from exploration to harnessing the power to distributing it" until it reaches their homes, other industries and commercial areas.
CSEPC is the first press corps established by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in the country. It elected its first set of officers in 2016 and has since been the company's ally in effective information dissemination. CSEPC primarily exists to establish a common and unified communication plan through a workable system of information exchanges between energy industry players, such as the NGCP, and the local media.
Under the leadership of CSEPC President Ana-Liza S. Macatangay, Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Camarines Sur Provincial Head, the press corps envisions a cohesive working relationship with energy industry players such as the NGCP to promote energy development programs, encourage the proliferation of energy industry related infrastructure and to foster a local media who shall provide the public with accurate and fair information.
NGCP Regional Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Officer Nilda Eusebio-Somera lauded the press corps' continued support and thanked USEC Wimpy for gracing the occasion.
"We are grateful for the presence of USEC Wimpy in this occasion. It was indeed a privilege to listen to his message and learn from it so that we can also convey correct information to the public. The leadership of PIA's head, Ms Macatangay now on her 3rd term, only proved that the collaboration among tri-media affiliations is on its highest degree. Cooperation is evidently fostered among its members," Somera added.
CSEPC's new set of officers include Macatangay (President); Melvin Machado (DZGE/Idol Fm)- Vice President for Broadcast; Mike Julia (Weekly Informer)- Vice President for Print; Victoria Gumabao (One Media)- VP for TV; Maria Fe Mariscal (Radyo Natin)- Treasurer; Ruel Saldico (DZRH/Manila Bulletin)- Auditor; and Nicx Baraero (KM-FM)- PIO. (LSMacatangay-PIAV/Camarines Sur)