COTELCO linemen showed off their skills on May 16, 2018 at the COTELCO Pole Rodeo Competition on its 46th Founding Anniversary. The event was held at the headquarters in Manubuan, Matalam North Cotabato.
The pole rodeo is an opportunity to showcase the technical skills of COTELCO’s linemen.
There are 5 teams who competed in the said event that composed of 9 linemen per team coming from the Area 1 covering the areas of (Matalam, Kabacan and Carmen), Area 2 ( Mlang and Tulunan), Area 3 (Kidapawan , Makilala and Magpet), Area 4 (President Roxas, Antipas and Arakan) and the 69 Kv line crew.
About 45 linemen participated the said competition which happened for the first time in COTELCO. The performances of our linemen are being assessed and evaluated by experienced linemen, engineers and line construction experts.
They are also judged on speed, agility, technique, safety procedures, use of tools and equipment, conductor riding, pole climbing, completeness of the material withdrawn, quality, time and use of climbing gear.
The team from Area 3 bring home the first prize while the 69 kV line got the second prize, Area 1 for the third prize, Area 2 in the fourth place and Area 4 is in the fifth place.
Engineer Godofredo Homez-General Manager of COTELCO extended his congratulations and salute to the soldiers of light for a job well done during the competition.