#HandogNiEkong | DASURECO took part in the Serbisyo Caravan initiated by the alumni association of Holy Cross Academy of Digos and participated by various government agencies and other private institutions.
DASURECO accepted applications on senior citizen and lifeline rate discount, and other service requests on change of name and transfer/check of meter. Simultaneous with the serbisyo caravan was the giving of gifts to the students of Linawan Elementary School, Barangay Linawan, Bansalan, Davao del Sur. The electric cooperative provided 115 bags of school supplies and goods to the students and were even entertained with the surprise appearance of Ekong the Lineman. Bansalan District Director John Ansbert E. Granada also graced the outreach activity and accommodated concerns from our Member-Consumer-Owners. Dubbed as “Akapin ang GIDA”, this collaborative partnership with various agencies truly shed light and hope to the children of Linawan.
PRESS RELEASE October 9, 2023 Subay sa Joint Circular No. 1, series of 2017 sa Department of Energy (DOE) ug Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), gitahasan ang ahensiya sa DPWH sa pagdownload ngadto sa mga Electric Cooperatives sa kinatibuk-ang kantidad sa balayronon sa mga aktibidad may kalabot sa pagbalhin sa mga poste aron mapahigayon sa hinanaling panahon ang mga katuyuan o proyekto sa gobyerno, sama sa pagpalapad sa atong mga kadalanan. Base usab sa uniform guidelines, gikinahanglan ang koordinasyon sa matag ahensiya ug angay nga mapahibalo sa Implementing Agency sama sa Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) ang mga Electric Cooperatives kon adunay mga proyekto diin maapektuhan ang mga linya ug serbisyo sa electric cooperative. Lakip sa maong kasabutan ang pagbayad sa saktong kantidad o “proper compensation” ngadto sa Electric Cooperatives alang sa galastuhan sa pagbalhin sa mga poste tungod sa road widening projects. Base sa cost estimate nga gi-evaluate sa National Electrification Administration (NEA), mokabat sa kapin P157M ang gasto sa mga road widening projects gikan Cogon, Digos City hangtod Inawayan, Sta. Cruz ug Tres de Mayo, Digos City hangtod Kinuskusan, Bansalan. Isip usa ka non-stock ug non-profit nga Electric Distribution Utility ubos sa regulasyon sa mga ahensiya sa gobyerno sama ni NEA , ERC ug DOE, ang DASURECO walay gitagana nga pondo alang sa pagbalhin sa mga poste nga apektado sa road widening projects. Apan tungod kay kini nga proyekto gitagaan ug dakong bili isip prioridad nga motubag sa aspetong seguridad sa publiko, gipahigayon sa atong Kooperatiba ang hinanaling pagbalhin sa mga linya ug poste nga nahimong peligro sa publiko. Mikabat sa kantidad nga P70M ang gitapal sa atong DASURECO gikan sa General Fund niini. Lakip sa gitaplan nga galastuhan ang mga proyekto nga temporaryong na-suspendi tungod sa Right-of-Way (ROW) o ang mga aktibidad sa
KAPATAGAN | A ceremonial tree planting transpired yesterday, October 6th, in one of DASURECO’s adopted site within the Strict Protection Zone (SPZ) of Mt. Apo Natural Park (MANP) particularly located at Camp Sukarap, Sitio Paradise, Barangay Kapatagan, Digos City. Mt. Apo Natural Park (MANP) now experienced a significant decline in forest cover over the past few years due to various factors on deforestation, urbanization, and other anthropogenic activities mainly on farming. With the aim to address such problem, DASURECO engaged and partnered with the Local Government of Digos, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and the farmers to plant and grow 2000 indigenous seedlings within a three-hectare area. The ceremonial planting became more significant with the presence of Digos City Vice Mayor Atty. Johari G. Baña, City Tourism Officer Perla May Demafeliz-Griffin, Davao del Sur MANP Deputy Protected Area Superintendent (PASu) Camilo Victoria, DASURECO General Manager Engr. Jerry D. Morastil, SPZ Farmers Gibson Y. Pedida and Nelson U. Palencia, Jr., mountaineering group, and other participating employees of the City Government, DENR, and DASURECO. DASURECO GM Jerry D. Morastil emphasized the need to protect and conserve our environment not just as a group but an individual commitment. “DASURECO is your [government] partner in caring for the environment. In fact, this is the first long-term project we have on environmental protection and DASURECO now have a policy that preserves biodiversity and aids in mitigating climate change of which, one of the programs is reforestation.” said GM Morastil. Digos City Vice Mayor Atty. Johari G. Baña recognized the efforts of the various sectors who came together in the hope of rehabilitating the natural park and responded to the agenda of the environment. “We hope that this becomes a template for other avenues of cooperation. In the end, we are all dependent
September 29, 2023 The government-mandated Lifeline Rate Program is set to be implemented on January 2024 under the third Tripartite Advisory of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) together with the Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) dated September 1, 2023. With such extension, DASURECO calls on its qualified marginalized end-users (QMEs) consuming 30kWh and below to apply of the government’s program before the end of December 2023 in order to continuously benefit a discount in their electricity bill up to 60%. Unlike private distribution utilities, DASURECO’s level of consumption threshold is 30kWh and below with an approved percentage discount from 5% to 60%, depending on its monthly electricity consumption. Among the qualified marginalized end-users who may benefit from the program are the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development and Non-4Ps consumers considered to be living below the poverty threshold set by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and certified by the Local Social Welfare Development Office (LSWDO). DASURECO maximized its efforts to encourage QMEs to avail of the program by conducting series of information drive in the barangay level in coordination with the LGUs, DSWD, and the Local SWDO. In addition to accepting applications in all its offices, DASURECO initiated On-site Lifeline Acceptance in partnership with the DSWD during its barangay-level Family Development Sessions. As of September 29th, DASURECO received a total of 478 applications from 85 barangays since the roll out of its information drive in June 2023.###
DASURECO continuously provides an indication of hope in a culture that is frequently divided by groups based on race, religion, and interest. Over the years, it has demonstrated the strength of cooperation in the face of problems and challenges that transcend boundaries and backgrounds through the Task Force Kapatid. On September 4, 2023, DASURECO showed its power of unity together with other electric cooperatives from Regions XI and XII, and the Agusan del Sur Electric Cooperative (ASELCO) by providing P5 Million Pesos as an interest-free loan to Maguindanao Electric Cooperative (MAGELCO) for the uprating of its 5 MVA power transformer to 10 MVA situated at Barangay Capiton, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao del Norte. The total loan amount of P18 Million Pesos would help one of the conflict-affected EC like MAGELCO, in addressing power reliability and minimizing its system loss. The turnover and signing ceremony was made meaningful with messages from Maguindanao del Sur Governor Hon. Bai Mariam Sangki Mangudadatu, NEA Deputy Administrator for EC Management Service Atty. Omar M. Mayo, and a virtual message of NEA Administrator Antonio Mariano C. Almeda. A keynote message was also given by the TESDA Director General Sec. Suharto T. Mangudadatu, Ph.D. Moreover, MAGELCO Acting General Manager Suraina M. Kalid delivered her acceptance message before the distinguished guests and EC employees. What truly sets this endeavor is the genuine support of the electric cooperatives through Task Force Kapatid that strengthen the capabilities of every EC. This deed of generosity exemplifies the spirit of electric cooperatives which seek to build a sense of community above and beyond business margins. The tale of this collaborative endeavor serves as a reminder that, despite religious or cultural divides, humanity’s fundamental ideals may prevail. That in these trying times, a story of EC’s solidarity will serve as a beacon of
DASURECO successfully completed its Sinag ng Pag-asa Painting Contest in celebration of the 14th National Electrification Awareness Month (NEAM) at the DASURECO Atrium, Barangay Cogon, Digos City, Davao del Sur. Recognized as Sinag ng Pag-asa Champion were Bryan Dave C. Aniñon (Davao del Sur) and Shaikah Samantha G. Lara (Davao Occidental). A tribute to Aniñon’s exceptional originality, his work not only captured the judges’ hearts but also the prestigious Board of Directors Choice Award. With an equally amazing piece, Venice Maia D. Paraiso (Davao del Sur) and Halley Flynn C. Erum (Davao Occidental) won the second prize. Taking the third spot was April Jay B. Abing (Davao del Sur) who also won the Board of Directors Choice Award for a noteworthy accomplishment, and Amira Clarish Fernandez took third, closing off Davao Occidental’s winning performance in the competition. In addition to the main awards, special awards were given to individuals whose artwork truly stood out. Receiving the GM’s Choice Award were Chrysel Angela Moreno, Serenity Belle Ramos, and Marc Louie Sabidor, while Ma. Theresa C. Bautista was honored with the Project Supervisor’s Choice Award. Notably, Marc Louie Sabidor also earned a special award from Board President Al Catillon, captivating his heart in terms of artistic vision. The Chairman of the Board of Judges, Mr. Evanie Gibbs G. Reyno, along with Atty.Xerxes D. Adzuara, the NEA Department Manager for Management and Consultancy Services Office, and local artist Reyjun Gulle, presided over the painting contest during this event. Their involvement contributed to the success of the event and showcased their dedication and support for young artists in the community. The on-the-spot painting contest highlighted the artistic abilities of young artists in Davao del Sur and Davao Occidental while showcasing the community’s cooperative attitude and creative energy. This event served as a powerful illustration
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Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
1. When should I pay my bills?
A consumer must pay his regular monthly bill 9 days from receipt of such bill.
2 Why did you change the look of my bill?
As mandated by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), your power bill changed its looks starting In September 2004 due to the mandatory UNBUNDLING OF RATES. This called for itemizing all components of your power bill to ensure transparency of billing. This is why your bill is bigger now and you can see all the breakdown of all electricity charges.
3. Is disconnection outright if I cannot pay my bill within the said period?
No. For non-payment of electric bills, a written notice will be served to the customer stating thereby that you are given 48 hours to settle your account before disconnection.
4. Who owns the kilowatt-hour meter?
The Electric Cooperative. Base on the Magna Carta for Residential Electricity Consumers Article 8. Exemption from Payment of Meter Deposits, all consumers shall be exempted from payment of meter deposits since private distribution utilities have incorporated the cost of these electric watt hour meters in their rate bas
5. Will I be reconnected right away?
Upon application for reconnection and payment of the full bill and the reconnection fee of PhP100.00, DASURECO will do its best to have your electric line reconnected within 24 hours from receipt of such request.
6. Are consumers required to pay for meter deposits?
7. Is the free 30-meter Service Drop Wire (SDW) applicable in every electric service application?
Base on the Magna Carta for Residential Electricity Consumers Article 14. Right to Extension of Lines and Facilities, a consumer located within thirty (30) meters form the distribution utilities’ existing secondary low voltage lines, has the right to an extension of lines or installation of additional facilities at the expense of the utility inasmuch as said assets will eventually form part of the rate base of the private distribution utilities, or will be sourced from the reinvestment funds of the electric cooperatives. However, if a prospective customer is beyond the said distance, or his demand load requires that the utility extend lines and facilities, the customer may initially fund the necessary expenditures. However, in excess of the 30 meters, a consumer shall pay PhP25.00/meter at the DASURECO Office.
8. Why do we need to pay for bill deposit?
To guarantee payment of bills in case a consumer leaves the area coverage without prior notice to the Distribution Utility. The bill deposit is not a guarantee for continued service despite arrearage.
9. How many days is the standard billing cycle?
Bills shall be delivered monthly. No violation is committed by the distribution utility in reading its customers’ meters beyond the maximum allowable time (at least 28 – 31 days), provided that such inability to read on time was due to a fortuitous event and, that the meter reading is done immediately after the said fortuitous event ceases to exist.