Teachers from Tambobong-Balacanas Elementary School and National High School who participated in the recently concluded Information, Education and Communication Campaign of FDC Misamis Power Corporation in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental.
FDC Misamis Power Corporation (FDC Misamis), owner and operator of the 405-MW Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) coal thermal power plant located in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental, recently concluded the second leg of its Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Campaign.
The IEC, tagged as “Pakighimamat sa Barangay,” was conducted from October to November 2017. The campaign targeted barangay council members in the towns of Villanueva and Tagoloan, as well as teachers from Tambobong-Balacanas Elementary School and National High School.
The purpose of the IEC is to keep local stakeholders informed about the operations of the plant and its impact to the environment amidst positive economic changes. Likewise, it is intended to empower communities to make sound decisions, help promote responsive behaviors and contribute to positive changes in social conditions of the communities where the power plant operates.
An indoor lecture was conducted discussing information about FDC Misamis critical to its host communities such as its Health, Safety and Security Measures, and Environmental Management.
The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) also partook in the campaign. Its representative, Mae Curiano, discussed to participants anti-pilferage and transmission line safety.
Aside from the indoor lectures, a brief plant site tour was then conducted giving participants the chance to know the physical features of the coal-fired power plant.
Juan Eugenio L. Roxas said strengthening FDC Misamis’ IEC campaign is vital in enabling its host communities to further understand the role of the plant in helping the province propel progress.
“FDC Misamis, unlike other organizations, recognizes its responsibility in transforming its neighbors into sustainable communities. The conduct of an IEC campaign ensures our local stakeholders realize that FDC Misamis, apart from contributing to the stability of the Mindanao grid, intends to help its host communities prosper,” said Roxas.