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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

PIA Caraga gets 5-star rating compliance during DOE’s spot check energy audit

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga regional office got a 5-star rating compliance during the conduct of Spot Check for the Mandatory Implementation of Government Energy Management Program (GEMP) on Tuesday, October 18. 2022 by the Department of Energy (DOE) personnel from Davao City. 

The DOE Energy Audit Team composed of Engr. Virgilio Arzadon, Senior Science Research Specialist; Engr. Mary Natalie Acebu, Science Research Specialist I; and John Earl Montilla, Project Development Officer I, thoroughly checked/assessed the regular measures of the agency on saving fuel and electricity, and discussed with PIA personnel on how to further improve and reduce energy consumption.

Also, some best practices were shared by the PIA-Caraga management in maintaining its efforts on energy efficiency and optimization. 

Regional Director Venus Garcia thanked the DOE audit team for taking time to visit the regional office in Butuan City, and for their guidance that can significantly help in reducing the operating costs of the office while providing operational benefits.

She also encouraged the PIA personnel including the Information Center (InfoCen) Managers of the different provinces in Caraga to maintain its effective and efficient fuel and electric measures and monitoring. 

Meanwhile, DOE Audit team leader, Engr. Arzadon congratulated the PIA Caraga team for getting a high rating compliance, and encouraged them to continue its best practices on energy conservation. He added that the result of the spot check is also expected to inspire other government offices and for them to replicate the ideal energy-saving measures applied.

The Department of Energy (DOE) is mandated by Republic Act 7638 (Department of Energy Act of 1992) to prepare, integrate, coordinate, supervise and control all plans, programs, projects and activities of the Government relative to energy exploration, development, utilization, distribution and conservation. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)