DASURECO Coop­er­a­tive Pro­file


The Davao del Sur Elec­tric Coop­er­a­tive Inc. is a Triple A rated (high­est rat­ing) elec­tric coop­er­a­tive in the coun­try. It is a non-​stock, non-​profit, and service-​oriented dis­tri­b­u­tion ser­vice provider. The sole dis­trib­u­tor of elec­tric­ity in the entire Davao del Sur and Davao Occi­den­tal cov­er­ing the 337 barangays in the 14 munic­i­pal­i­ties and one City. It pow­ers small and medium busi­ness enter­prises and grow­ing indus­tries, such as com­mu­ni­ca­tion net­works and ser­vice facil­i­ties which opened hun­dreds of thou­sand jobs for the peo­ple, thus pro­moted a mod­ern qual­ity of life in this side of the country.

The elec­tri­fi­ca­tion in Davao del Sur dates back as early as 1950 when a fam­ily owned util­ity named Rural Elec­tri­fi­ca­tion Cor­po­ra­tion (RECORDA) was granted a fran­chise to oper­ate in the province. It gen­er­ated and dis­trib­uted elec­tric power through sev­eral small gen­er­at­ing located in the munic­i­pal­i­ties of Sta. Cruz, Digos, Bansalan, Padada, and Malalag. Only the town cen­ters then were served, com­pris­ing mostly of res­i­den­tial and small com­mer­cial con­sumers. Elec­tric ser­vice, except in Digos, was only five (5) hours a day from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Owing to poor gen­er­a­tion and dis­tri­b­u­tion set-​up, power was sold as high as P2.50 per kilowatt-​hour, hence only those who could afford to buy can enjoy the con­ve­niences offered by electricity.

Elec­tric coop­er­a­tives in the coun­try­side started to be orga­nized with the pas­sage of Repub­lic Act 6038 on June 2, 1961. They were envi­sioned as answers to the move of the gov­ern­ment to dis­man­tle power util­i­ties charg­ing exor­bi­tant rates, with poor ser­vice and an inabil­ity to serve the whole of its fran­chise area. All these were expe­ri­enced by the peo­ple in Davao del Sur while being served by RECORDA.

One day in 1974, then gov­er­nor of Davao del Sur, Non­ito D. Llanos, Sr., started to make series of trips to Manila to bring up to the author­i­ties of the National Elec­tri­fi­ca­tion Admin­is­tra­tion (NEA) the keen inter­est of the peo­ple to orga­nize an elec­tric coop­er­a­tive. Assist­ing the gov­er­nor in obtain­ing an audi­ence with then NEA Admin­is­tra­tor Gen. Pedro G. Dumol was Atty. Jose T. Ama­cio, Gen­eral Man­ager of Davao del Norte Elec­tric Coop., Inc. (DANECO). This marked the begin­ning of the ful­fill­ment of the people’s seem­ingly impos­si­ble dream, which turned later into a glar­ing real­ity — the con­cep­tion of DASURECO. It was due to these efforts that Gov­er­nor Non­ito D. Llanos, Sr. was named the “Father of Rural Elec­tri­fi­ca­tion in Davao del Sur.”

April 1974, NEA con­ducted a fea­si­bil­ity study in Davao del Sur. Shortly before June 1975, a Provin­cial Elec­tric Coop­er­a­tive Team, the Dis­trict Elec­tri­fi­ca­tion Com­mit­tees, and the interim mem­bers of the Board of Direc­tors and Incor­po­ra­tors were formed to help in the prepa­ra­tion. After a series of coor­di­na­tion among these groups, DASURECO was finally orga­nized as the 63rd elec­tric coop­er­a­tive in the Philip­pines on June 1, 1975.

As an elec­tric­ity dis­trib­u­tor for more than four decades, DASURECO has remark­ably been doing its share in pro­vid­ing the peo­ple of Davao del Sur and Davao Occi­den­tal the oppor­tu­nity to has­ten their eco­nomic advance­ment. Tes­ti­monies to DASURECO’s excel­lent per­for­mance are the awards and com­men­da­tions it gar­nered over the years.

2019 - Golden Dag­itab Award for being a con­sis­tent Triple A EC dur­ing the 2018 over­all assessment

–Golden Dag­itab Award for the suc­cess­ful imple­men­ta­tion of the rural elec­tri­fi­ca­tion program

–Para­mount Achieve­ment Award for being one of the

24 out­stand­ing ECs out of 121

–Five (5) Years of Pow­er­house Excel­lence Award

–Ace of ECs Award for imple­ment­ing the Mem­ber Con­sumer Empow­er­ment Pro­gram (MCEP)

–Advo­cacy Excel­lence Award for being a strong instru­ment in car­ry­ing out the goals of the NEA, PHILRECA, and the One EC-​MCO Movement

–Mak­ing a Dif­fer­ence Award for estab­lish­ing a renew­able energy project and attain­ing the goals of the NEA, PHILRECA, and the One EC-​MCO Movement

MCO Prime Par­tic­i­pa­tion Award for attain­ing the high­est AGMA atten­dance and for being active in deliv­er­ing the goals of the NEA, PHILRECA, and the One EC — -MCO Movement

–Van­guard of Lead­er­ship Award and Lead­er­ship in Advo­cacy Award given to for­mer Gen­eral Man­ager Engr. God­ofredo N. Guya

–Lead­er­ship in Advo­cacy Award in recog­ni­tion of Direc­tor Rodrigo B. Sace­dor for his out­stand­ing lead­er­ship being DASURECO’s board pres­i­dent, for­mer Gen­eral Man­ager God­ofredo N. Guya for being an excel­lent GM, and Ms. Meliesa L. Robante for the exem­plary lead­er­ship shown as Depart­ment Man­ager and for being Out­stand­ing War­riors of Light

2017 - A con­sis­tent Triple A EC;

Aug­men­ta­tion and Envi­ron­men­tal Protection

2015 - Mega Dia­mond EC;

Sys­tem Mod­el­ing Analy­sis and in Dis­tri­b­u­tion Sys­tem and Util­ity CapEx


2012 - Two-​time Grand Dia­mond Elec­tric Coop­er­a­tive for the

Emmanuel N. Pelaez Award

2011 - Grand Dia­mond Elec­tric Cooperative

2010 - Grand Dia­mond EC;

on Cor­po­rate Governance;

2009 - Grand Hall of Fame for the Pedro G. Dumol Award as Best General

Man­ager for Jesus P. dela Vic­to­ria, PEE;

2008 - Sec­re­tary Fran­cisco G. Silva Grand Lumens Award;

2007 - Emmanuel N. Pelaez Award as Best Elec­tric Cooperative;

2006 - Elec­tric Coop­er­a­tive of the Year;

2005 - Emmanuel N. Pelaez Award for Most Out­stand­ing Elec­tric Cooperative;

2004 - Pedro G. Dumol Award for Most Out­stand­ing GM in the Philippines

(GM Jesus P. Dela Victoria);

2003 - Out­stand­ing Gen­eral Man­ager Award

2002 - Lead­er­ship Award to for­mer GM Jesus P. Dela Victoria

2001 - Prompt-​payor Award

2000 - Most Out­stand­ing Elec­tri­cal Engi­neer­ing Prac­ti­tioner in the Field of

Cor­po­rate Man­age­ment awarded to for­mer GM Jesus P. Dela Victoria;

Rec­og­nized thru its Estab­lished Sis­ter Coop­er­a­tive Rela­tion­ship with Big

Rivers Elec­tric Cor­po­ra­tion of Ken­tucky, U.S.A.

1999 - Two-​time Exem­plary Payor Award

1997 - Ele­va­tion to the Hall of Fame;

Emmanuel N. Pelaez Award for being Most Ous­tand­ing Electric

Coop­er­a­tive in the Philip­pines; and

Administrator’s Award for Most Out­stand­ing Gen­eral Manager

1996 - Emmanuel N. Pelaez Award as Most Out­stand­ing Elec­tric Cooperative

in the Philippines;

1995 - Per­form­ing Elec­tric Coop­er­a­tive Award (Cat­e­gory A+); and

Exem­plary Payor Award

1994 – Emmanuel N. Pelaez Award as Most Out­stand­ing EC

1985 – A con­sis­tent “Best Elec­tric Coop­er­a­tive of the Philippines”

Year after year are but glo­ri­ous chap­ters added to DASURECO’s rich his­tory. Now, the greater chal­lenge is not to main­tain its stature but how much remains to be achieved in its man­date of Total Elec­tri­fi­ca­tion in its fran­chise area.

As we go into a period of con­sid­er­able tur­bu­lence, pri­mar­ily because of the impacts of cli­mate change, secu­rity of sup­ply, and mar­ket lib­er­al­iza­tion in the power indus­try, there is no room for com­pla­cency. Today, DASURECO is get­ting ready for new deals, seri­ously fac­ing the chal­lenge of glob­al­iza­tion by appre­ci­at­ing the threats and oppor­tu­ni­ties of a com­pet­i­tive market.

Cer­tainly, DASURECO has trans­lated and con­tin­u­ally works hard to trans­late into real­ity its vision to be Philip­pines’ pre­mière elec­tric dis­tri­b­u­tion util­ity of choice with ser­vices com­pa­ra­ble to world class stan­dards by 2025.

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