Monday, January 30, 2017

NGCP gives Multi-Purpose 
building as CSR to Imelda

IMELDA, Ubay, January 27 (PIA)--Gone are the days when local officials would be sourcing out tents to shelter people during community gatherings here. 

And for this, Imelda Barangay Chairman Teodoro Cadorniga has to profusely thank the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) for the new multi-purpose building (MPB) the transmission company gave to Imelda, January 26, 2017.

After the modest ribbon cutting ceremony, NGCP symbolically passed the ribbon signifying full control of the building from Engr Urgel Rameses to Engr Irene Sab, to Engr Jiuseppe Lomaad, then off to Mayor Constantino Reyes' representative Bonifacio Ibale, to district supervisor Dr. Bonifacio Timbal, then to Barangay Chairman Cadorniga before handing to PTA president Noli Cabusao and then to prinicipal Mary Jean Mirontos. 

For their sense of corporate social responsibility and as payback for the residents' care and help in securing the Imelda Ubay Sub Station which the NGCP stared operating since seven years ago, NGCP donated the multi-purpose building, stated Engr Jiuseppe Lomaad. 

The building built from steel trusses and galvaroof with heat insulation, metal beams and cement pavement can well be used as an evacuation site, suggests media man Ric Obedencio, who also covered the event. 

"Arang inita direng dapita, og mag closing program, magpangita mi'g tents aron lang naay kapasilongan," Cadorniga told the modest crowd gathered at the turn-over rites inside Imelda Elementary School. 

This place is so hot, when we have closing programs, we would source out tents to provide shelter. 

The new building, which the barangay gets and the school shares, is annexed to the school stage at the Imelda Elementary School compound and forms a covered court that can accommodate about 150 seats. 

According to NGCP transmission lines for Bohol and Cebu Chief Engineer Jiuseppe Lomaad, they have operated and maintained the facilities of the NGCP in Bohol from the substation in Imelda.

The sub-station receives the 138 kilo volts of power from Leyte and sends it to Corella Sub-station using 252 steel towers.

Being the primary source of power for Bohol, Engr Lomaad impressed the critical role played by Imelda substation and its upkeep, including the proper care and maintenance of the steel towers freed from any obstruction. 

Imagine what happens if along the line, power is disrupted here?, Engr Lomaad asked. 

"Because Imelda residents are good and no harm has happened to our substation, facilities and linemen doing line maintenance, this is our way of saying thank you," Engr Lomaad said. 

But even they, NGCP calls for continued vigilance as it urges people to report any act which they see may compromise the stability and security of the lines. 

Also at the turn-over of the facility constructed just right across the barangay road where the NGCP Imelda substation sits, NGCP hinted more CSR projects, according to chairman Cadorniga. 

Present at the turn over rites were NGCP's Engr Urgel Rameses, Engr Reagahn Alcantara, Engr Gil Melencion, Engr Voltaire Godines, Engr Nulfizer Bagatsolon, Engr Irene Sab, Ma. Rosette Martinez and Department of Education representatives of Dr Wilfreda Bongalos: district supervisor Dr. Bonifacio Timbal, Principal Mary Jean Mirontos, PTA president Nolie Cabusao and mayor Constantino Reyes' Executive Assistant Rolando Ibale. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)
All in a community, residents of Imelda Ubay join the NGCP in celebrating partnerships as the NGCP donated the multi-purpose building for the school and the barangay activities, the turn over set when the town celebrates the day before its parish feastday. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)

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