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Gatchalian gets backing of national electric cooperatives consumers group

The 13.5 million-strong National Center of Electric Cooperatives Consumers Inc. (NCECCO) has endorsed Senator Win Gatchalian’s re-election bid for being a strong advocate of providing reliable and quality services to electricity consumers.


BATO, CATANDUANES, Philippines – Member-consumer-owners of this island province’s electric cooperative gather during their general assembly, 1 Sept. 2018. Photo by Mark Cayabyab/OS WIN GATCHALIAN

“With strong conviction, this body firmly believes that Senator Win could further steer positive change and progress in the country with his platform of government and track records on passed and approved laws and bills which are all geared towards the empowerment and protection of the rights and interests of the Filipino citizenry in the next years to come,” NCECCO’s Resolution No. 6 read.

Gatchalian, the group said, is a long-time partner of the electric cooperatives in the country given his contributions in the passage of several key measures aimed at fostering a competitive, investor-friendly, and red tape-free environment in the energy sector, and in the Philippine economy in general.

“The upcoming national and local elections in May 2022 would be a great opportunity for NCECCO to select and support a candidate who displays understanding and compassion to the advocacies of NCECCO and who has a vision which prioritizes the welfare and interests of the Member Consumer Owners (MCOs) especially the marginalized and underprivileged folks in the rural areas,” they stressed.

The re-electionist senator, they add, is best known as a public servant at heart, whose successful career is significantly founded by honesty, integrity, and a relentless drive for public service and led the Senate Committee on Energy with one goal in mind – to protect and empower the Filipino consumers.

They said that they admire the lawmaker’s hard work and dedication in crafting measures that would promote robust competition, encourage investments, and make doing business in the Philippines easier.

NCECCO is the prime mover of the 13.5 million MCOs of the electric cooperatives whose mandate is to represent MCOs towards strategic positioning in the power industry and in pursuit of socio-economic, political, cultural, environmental development and sustainable rural development through rural electrification.

The said resolution was approved last February 1, a week before the start of the official campaign period for national candidates.