MAASIM, Sarangani (September 16, 2020) – Sarangani Energy Corporation (SEC), a member of the Alsonspower Group, recently remits more than P26-Million to its host-municipality of Maasim.
The amount represents the 2% Special Income Tax on Gross Income Earned by the said power firm for the 2nd quarter of 2020.
In an online message, Sarangani Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon expressed gratitude to SEC for its unswerving commitment to the sustainable development of Maasim and the entire province. Solon also noted that such huge amount is a timely blessing amidst the host-LGU’s continuing combat against the CoViD-19 pandemic.
“Great timing for Maasim to get such a big blessing. Given this pandemic, Maasim can use some of the funds to create an excellent Infectious Disease Combat Plan,” Solon said.
Maasim is host to SEC's 210-Megawatt Baseload Plant, a subsidiary of the Alcantara Group’s Alsonspower. SEC’s first 105-Megawatt (MW) power plant began commercial operation in April, 2016 while the second unit has been commercially operating since October, 2019.
“On behalf of the people of Maasim, I thank the (SEC) management for being always there especially in these trying times. In fact, may pandemic o wala, andyan naman talaga ang SEC since day one, lagi umaalalay sa lungsod natin,” Maasim Mayor Zyrex Pacquiao said.
“With SEC, Maasim looks on to a bright future,” Pacquiao added.
During the lockdown months, SEC has turned over more than 21,000 kilograms of premium rice benefitting 12,999 households in Maasim. Scores of thousands of personal protective equipment (PPEs) comprised of masks, gloves, coverall suits and goggles were also turned over to Maasim’s health care and disaster management frontliners. The power firm has also provided sleeping essentials and food to the Locally Stranded Individuals and Returning Overseas Filipinos quarantined in the town’s central isolation facility. (SARANGANI ENERGY CORPORATION thru SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)