We wish to advise all BENECO Member Consumer Owners (MCOs) that the official Annual Regular General Membership Assembly (ARGAM) are those that were scheduled on June 11, 2022 in La Trinidad, Benguet; June 18, 2022 in Baguio City and June 25, 2022 at the BSU Gym in Loo, Buguias, Benguet. The ARGAM this coming June 25,2022 in Buguias, Benguet will replace the June 4, 2022 ARGAM set in Mankayan, Benguet that was stopped by a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO).
There is no ARGAM or AGMA scheduled for July 2, 2022 in Baguio City; July 16, 2022 in Kapangan, Benguet; and July 23, 2022 in Itogon, Benguet. Those who scheduled the AGMA for July 2, 16 and 23, 2022 only intend to sow confusion and division among the MCOs. Any AGMA in July, 2022 is improper since it is against the Articles of Cooperation and By Laws of BENECO which declared that the ARGAM must be held in the first, second and third Saturday of June every year and not July.
This is why the ARGAM was set on June 4, 2022 in Mankayan, Benguet; June 11, 2022 in La Trinidad, Benguet and June 18, 2022 in Baguio City. But as earlier stated, the June 4, 2022 ARGAM which was stopped by a TRO will be rescheduled this June 25, 2022 (Saturday) at the BSU Gym in Loo, Buguias, Benguet.
We also learned that there are people going around asking MCOs to pre-register for the July 2, 2022 AGMA in exchange for a raffle stub. Please be warned that the Board of Directors of BENECO headed by the undersigned as chairperson has not scheduled any AGMA or ARGAM in any day of July, 2022 and that the gathering of attendance through pre-registration has not been sanctioned by the Board of Directors.
We wish to reiterate that the issue on the GM of BENECO should not be an excuse for other parties to schedule an AGMA or ARGAM on dates different from what the BENECO Articles of Cooperation and By Laws provide.
Please take note also that during the June 11, 2022 and June 18, 2022 ARGAM in La Trinidad, Benguet and Baguio City, respectively, the MCOs overwhelmingly declared the AGMA set for July 2, 16 and 23, 2022 as unlawful. The MCOS strongly rejected such schedules and moved and approved that the BENECO MCOs should not attend or participate in such AGMA.
Please be guided accordingly.
ATTY. ESTEBAN A. SOMNGI
Board of Directors