Northern Mindanao Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc. (NORMECA) through its solidarity financial assistance campaign “NORMEKa’abag” translated briefly as “NORMECA’s Outreaching or Helping Together” has turned over a total donation of P400,000.00 solidarity funds to affected families of EC employees during the recent flood.

On 25 December 2022, numerous flooding incidents in Misamis Oriental, more were in Misamis Occidental were reported due to heavy rains caused by Shear Line and Wind Convergence. This was followed by another LPA-related weather incident on 02 January 2023, around 3:23 PM, moderate to heavy rainfall due to Trough of Low Pressure Area was experienced in different Municipalities of Lanao del Norte.

NORMECA President, MORESCO-1 Board President Nonito M. Labis DVM said that the Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (PHILRECA) through the One EC Network Foundation rolled out a campaign for donations for the flood victims, knocking at generous hearts to extend help to our fellow warriors of light and fellow member-consumer-owners affected by the recent flash floods in the franchise area of MOELCI I, MOELCI II, and other ECs. President Labis said this is the premium of solidarity among electric coops in Northern Mindanao that NORMEKa’abag will be a banner solidarity engagement of the Association.

NORMEKa’abag turned over the financial assistance to MOELCI-1 the amount of P78,125; MOELCI-2 in the amount of P181,250; LANECO in the amount of P90,625 and to MORESCO-2 in the amount of P50,000.As of the latest reports from the members of the body, MOELCI-1 have 25 affected employees; MOELCI-2 have 50 two of which were washed put homes; LANECO have 29; and MORESCO-2 have 16 employees affected, most were damaged homes and basic living facilities.

Raised funds were financial assistance from MORESCO-1 (P100,000.00), MORESCO-2 (P50,000.00), FIBECO (P75,000); BUSECO (P50,000); NORMECA (P100,000) and CAMELCO (P26,000), CAMELCO’s donations being given directly to the party most affected by the flood in MOELCI-2. (Photos Team wISDom; Text: Archibald G. Pacana, CPRO)