ILOILO CITY, Oct. 16 (PIA) - - The Department of Energy (DOE) urged local media to help convey the DOE messages to the community about discipline and lifestyle change through energy taglines: E-Power Mo; E-Safety Mo; E-Secure Mo; and E-Diskarte Mo.
DOE Undersecretary Felix William B. Fuentebella said the taglines were developed by the DOE to further enlighten the public about the energy programs.
The taglines highlight the government's efforts to develop and utilize the energy resources for wealth creation and to be globally competitive, undertake safety and savings measure through energy efficiency, and to secure the delivery of quality and affordable energy services as well as empower consumers through a wide range of options in utilizing conventional, renewable and alternative energy sources.
Fuentebella was in Iloilo City to lead the E-Power Mo Conference that gathered around 750 participants from the various sectors of the society.
The event aimed to rally consumer empowerment in the energy industry through discussions on various DOE programs and projects.
During the Energy 101 for Media, Fuentebella emphasized the need for strong collaboration by all sectors to attain energy security.
The DOE Undersecretary also said the government is pushing to completely energize the nation through its barangay electrification.
The program aims to close the gap in the number of households without access to power across the country.
Director General Harold Clavite of the Philippine Information Agency, whose message was read by Program and Management Division Chief Emelyn Libunao, said that E-PowerMo is aimed at empowering the consumers by giving them a sense of ownership and responsibility when it comes to their supply needs.
"We intend to reach 86 percent of the energy consumers and raise their awareness on their ability to influence and manage their energy supply," Clavite said.
He said that more fora and other activities will be conducted by the PIA to help DOE succeed in their goal to empowering every energy consumer.
The E-Power Mo Conference was conducted in by the DOE in coordination with the PIA and the B-Leaders of USAID. (JBG/VWV/PIA Antique)