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Palace names DOE Usec as NPC OIC 

President Rodrigo R. Duterte approves the designation of Donato D. Marcos, Undersecretary of the Department of Energy as Officer-in-Charge of the National Power Corporation (NPC) to which he will serve in a concurrent position. 

Marcos is replacing Atty. Melchor P. Ridulme, Vice President for Legal Affairs who was previously designated as OIC following the early demise of the corporation’s President and CEO, Pio J. Benavidez. 

Acting on the letter signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to the Finance Secretary, the National Power Board on Wednesday afternoon (August 18) held a special meeting to formally welcome Marcos to NPC.


As Napocor OIC, 'Doneng' Marcos was given the authority to oversee the day-to-day activities of the corporation, and execute its plans, programs and policies approved by the Board and those authorized as well by existing laws, rules and regulations; to represent NPC in all dealings and transactions with offices and agencies of the government and with other entities, subject to Board confirmation and applicable provisions under the corporation’s manual of approvals; and to act on all personnel movements and promotional appointments subject to existing Civil Service Commission guidelines. 

Marcos has held the position of DOE Undersecretary since 2014, being responsible for an array of portfolios which include energy efficiency and conservation, alternative fuels, energy resource development (coal, oil and gas), downstream oil industry management and nuclear energy program, among others. 

Although he retains his present position as Undersecretary, Marcos said that he has sought permission from Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi to relinquish some of his functions in order to allot more time and energy in leading NPC.


“Apart from ensuring smooth operations and prudence in the use of its resources, we would also like to focus on impactful projects that will benefit stakeholders especially the poor and some of the minority groups that NPC affects,” Marcos said. 


He also emphasized that since the DOE under the helm of Secretary Cusi and NPC has a common goal of realizing the Duterte administration’s total electrification program, one of his priorities would be the seamless implementation of programs from policy, regulation until actual implementation. 


Marcos has also expressed his enthusiasm in empowering NPC employees and personnel nationwide as he believes that every single one of them contributes to the attainment of corporate goals. 


He also intends to bring into fore as OIC, his experiences and trainings in hydropower technology in Slovenia, Czech Republic and Prague, renewable energy from Germany, and in nuclear energy technology from various parts of the world. 

Prior to his stint at the DOE, Marcos was President Emeritus and National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines. He was also Municipal Vice-Mayor of Paombong town in Bulacan from July 1, 2004 to March 21, 2005 and eventually became the Municipal Mayor thereafter following the demise of the incumbent mayor. He was mayor until June 30, 2013. 


He has a degree in Mining Engineering from the Mapua Institute of Technology and finished his master’s degree in public administration from Manuel L. Quezon University. He is married to Maryann P. Marcos and together, they have three children.

Napocor joins Mindoro co-ops meeting to address power shortage

State-owned National Power Corporation (Napocor) on Friday will join a meeting of Mindoro electric cooperatives and other energy agencies to find permanent solutions to the shortage of power supply in Mindoro Island. 

The meeting is in response to the earlier directive of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi to Napocor OIC Donato D. Marcos and Department of Energy Undersecretary Emmanuel P. Juaneza to craft and execute solutions to the power problems of Mindoro, particularly Occidental Mindoro. The secretary will also be joining the meeting personally.

“We will present and explore ways on how Napocor can extend assistance in securing a reliable power supply in the island, one of which is the readiness of our 69 kV transmission line system that can help trade power between Oriental and Occidental Mindoro,” said Napocor OIC Donato D. Marcos.

Napocor said that it has completed the loop linking the two provinces into a single 69 kV transmission line system. Although the newly completed Mamburao to Puerto Galera and San Jose to Mansalay lines have not yet been energized, Napocor said they are ready to operate them.

Napocor said that it will also discuss in the meeting the status of its power plants in Mindoro islands such as Lubang and Cabra, timeline of its programs for the island as contained in its missionary electrification plan, and the feasibility of deploying a power barge in Mindoro.

Napocor, as mandated by the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 or Republic Act 9136, is tasked to perform missionary electrification in the farthest communities and islands. It is in this capacity that the corporation operates 278 Small Power Utilities Group (SPUG) plants and the transmission line systems of five island provinces in the country.

𝐍𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐜𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝟑𝟎,𝟓𝟎𝟎 𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐨 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐔 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐞 “𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐒𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐄𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬”

The National Power Corporation (Napocor) implements a European Union (EU)-funded project under the Access to Sustainable Energy in the Philippines Programme (ASEP), a joint undertaking of the EU and the Department of Energy that aims to give the poor access to affordable, clean, and disaster-resilient energy systems.

NPC signifies bid for more solar hybrid facilities in its SPUG areas

State-run National Power Corporation (NPC) discloses its plans on building four more solar photovoltaic-diesel hybrid in its Small Power Utilities Group (SPUG) plants located in far-flung villages and islands in the country.
NPC President and CEO Pio J. Benavidez said that its 2021 to 2025 Missionary Electrification Plan

17 December 2020

Napocor obtains the highest rating in corporate governance

The National Power Corporation (Napocor) was the top-performing agency among 80 Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) in the 2019 Corporate Governance Scorecard, posting an assessment rating of 100.52%.

Napocor said that this is a huge leap from the previous year’s assessment score of 87.50% and the first time in Napocor's history that the corporation not only enters the top 10 but also obtains the highest rating among GOCCs. This is also the first time that the Corporation garners the top spot among 11 GOCCs in the Energy and Materials sector in the governance ranking.

Earlier this year, Napocor was also among the top 10 GOCCs with the biggest dividend contributions to the national treasury.

In response to Republic Act 7656 requiring GOCCs to remit at least half of their net earnings to the national government, Napocor contributed 4 billion pesos this year to also heed President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s Bayanihan to Heal as One Act of 2020. The funds were added to the government’s Covid-19 response including granting of assistance to the marginalized sector.

Napocor President& CEO Pio J. Benavidez expresses his appreciation to the National Power Board, NAPOCOR Management Committee and the entire Napocor team for their support, dedication and service to the country and people.

The Corporate Governance Scorecard is an annual assessment conducted by the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) to ensure sound governance and standards of agencies. It measures the GOCCs’ policies and practices on stakeholder relationship, disclosure and transparency with information and relevant data, and the responsibilities of its Board.

Likewise, the Corporate Governance Scorecard also ensures that agencies enhance their corporate value. It closely monitors the GOCCs’ Performance Scorecard, a system of setting measures, targets and initiatives in facilitating accomplishments and meeting strategic objectives of the organization.

The GCG was created under the GOCC Governance Act of 2011 to ensure transparent operations of GOCCs. In 2015, it developed the Corporate Governance Scorecard modelled from the Principles of Corporate Governance of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard. Aside from the mechanism helping GOCCs achieve and concur with highest standards of governance, it also puts the organizations at-par with our ASEAN counterparts. END