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"Please be informed that the 38th Annual General Membership Assembly of BOHECO I scheduled on April 22, 2017 is indefinitely postponed."

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Electric Rates for March, 2017

 

Residential

 Mainland
P7.7275
Cabilao 
P7.7275 
Islands
P7.1967 

Low Voltage

 Commercial
P6.8761
Public Building
P6.8761
Street Lights
P6.8761

High Voltage

 Industrial
 P5.4487

 *** new electric rate will be posted on  April 15, 2017

Strict enforcement of good governance policies for electric coops to protect electricity consumers - NEA

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) assured the public on February 20, 2017 that measures are already in place to ensure that power supply agreements (PSAs) and other related contracts entered into by electric cooperatives (ECs) are legal and above-board, in line with presidential directives to protect the interests of electricity consumers.

According to NEA Administrator Edgardo R. Masongsong, the NEA “is focused on ensuring that all dealings of the ECs are fair and transparent, and reflect the Administration's commitment to implement pro-people reforms."

"These efforts," added the former legislator from Mindanao, "are consistent with the directives of President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi, who want us to prioritize the welfare and interests of power consumers."

Masongsong said that the NEA has formulated and will now implement policies operationalizing the existing guidelines for the Competitive Selection Process (CSP) of the PSAs of ECs.

“This is necessary in order to ensure that ECs observe appropriate procurement procedures, including transparent and competitive bidding, in the conduct of their operations," stressed the NEA chief.

"We believe that this will deter contract rigging and foster efficient, transparent, and public competition in the power supply procurement of the ECs, thereby lowering the costs of EC operations and ultimately benefiting electricity consumers.”

The said policies, emphasized Masongsong, are pursuant to Republic Act 10531, otherwise known as the National Electrification Administration Reform Act of 2013, which authorizes and empowers the NEA to develop, set, and enforce institutional and governance standards for the efficient operation of the ECs.? ?Based on these guidelines, ECs are now directed to submit the Terms of Reference (TOR) in their power supply procurement or their PSAs for the review and approval of the NEA prior to publication or posting of their invitations to bid.

Bidding procedures are likewise directed to be conducted in open and public venues that encourage attendance and participation from local government units, non-government offices, and business groups within the coverage area of the EC. Video documentation of the said procedures by the ECs have likewise been required by the NEA.

Task Force Duterte Lanao Sur Power hits the ground running

Barely a month after Task Force Duterte Lanao Sur Power took over the operations of the Lanao del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Lasureco), employees of the electric cooperative (EC) are now receiving their salaries on time, as Lasureco Acting General Manager Nordjiana Ducol bared plans to rehabilitate the ailing coop.  

“As a result of our active collection activities, we are now able to disburse salaries of our employees without delay. This has led to greater commitment from our people to perform efficiently and unify behind Administrator Masongsong’s thrust for transparency and reform,” Ducol said.  

National Electrification Administration (NEA) Chief Edgardo Masongsong activated Task Force Duterte Lanao Sur Power in January this year to review Lasureco’s governance policies and institute needed reforms in the financial, institutional, and technical areas of the EC operations. 

Administrator Masongsong said “the Task Force will be on top of reinforcing the vision and mission statements of the coop, as well as obtaining commitment building from EC leaders and other stakeholders to hasten the implementation of rural electrification projects in the province.” 

 According to Acting GM Ducol, collection revenue of the coop surged to P7 million from February 1 to 15, 2017 billing period, as against the P4 million revenue collected from January 1 to 15 of the same year.  

She stressed that the high collection rate of the coop is a result of their regular information dissemination and consumer education campaigns, as well as the ongoing computerization of their billing system.  

A quick response team, she said, was likewise formed “to respond to customer complaints and queries within two hours, or as early as possible, and mobilize ground personnel to inspect dilapidated electric poles, overloaded kWh meters, and faulty wiring system.”  

Ducol said “all these measures aimed at intensifying our revenue generating capacity have helped us provide better working conditions for our employees and motivate them to be our partners in the rural electrification initiatives.”  

According to Administrator Masongsong, “NEA is effecting these reforms not only to boost the morale of the coop’s employees, but ultimately cushion the Member-Consumer-Owners from undue harm brought about by a number of operational challenges that have hounded Lasureco.”  

“Through Task Force Duterte Lanao Sur Power, we hope to finally consolidate a good governance platform that will be aligned to the agenda of President Rodrigo Duterte to uplift the lives of the Filipinos, especially the poorest of the poor.”

Task Force Kapatid Nina upbeat on power restoration

Time-tested Task Force Kapatid (TFK) remains upbeat on completing power restoration works for Nina-hit areas by early February as its ground personnel now totals 1,074. 

TFK-Nina includes contingents from the National Electrification Administration (NEA), 43 electric cooperatives (ECs), and 8 private distribution utilities deployed in the various coverage areas of the eight ECs that were hit the hardest by typhoon Nina. These eight ECs are Quezon I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (QUEZELCO I), Oriental Mindoro Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ORMECO), Marinduque Electric Cooperative, Inc. (MARELCO), Camarines Sur II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CASURECO II), Camarines III Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CASURECO III), Camarines IV Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CASURECO IV), Albay Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ALECO), and First Catanduanes Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FICELCO). 

As of January 26, 2017, TFK has already energized 1,548,863 households out of the total of 1,683,012, bringing power restoration level to 92.03%. Meanwhile, cities and municipalities under the franchise areas of the 16 affected ECs are now 100% electrified. 

NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong said, “Task Force Kapatid will always be indispensable to our efforts to alleviate the plight of our electricity consumers who are often caught in the crosshairs of typhoons and other natural calamities. NEA and the electric cooperatives cannot be in a wait-and-see mode. We always have to be on our toes to ensure that after a calamity strikes, power is given to member-consumer-owners at the soonest possible time.” 

“NEA s continuously pursuing service innovations to demonstrate its commitment to uplift the lives of the rural Filipinos. We are one with President Rodrigo R. Duterte in his clarion call to uphold the welfare of the people, especially the poorest of the poor,” Administrator Masongsong added. 

All volunteers of TFK-Nina are expected to be pulled out by the end of January, except for Sorsogon I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SORECO I), Sorsogon II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SORECO II), Central Pangasinan Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CENPELCO), Pangasinan I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PANELCO I),  Pangasinan II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PANELCO II), and Ilocos Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ISECO), all of which have committed to extend their deployment in the hard-hit areas of FICELCO. 

SORECO I and II will be deployed for another week, while CENPELCO, PANELCO I and II, and ISECO have decided to stay for two weeks. 

Similarly, the teams of the Aurora Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AURELCO), Nueva Ecija II Electric Cooperative, Inc.-Area I (NEECO II – Area I), Nueva Ecija II Electric Cooperative, Inc.-Area II (NEECO II – Area II), Peninsula Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PENELCO), First Laguna Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FLECO), and Aklan Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AKELCO) have decided to assist in power restoration activities of ALECO until February 7. 

Meanwhile, Administrator Masongsong said that an EC Comprehensive Disaster Risk Reduction Management Plan (EC-CDRRMP) is also being finalized by the NEA following a directive from Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi to come up with disaster protocols that will lessen the impact of damages to electric infrastructures and accelerate power restoration in calamity-hit areas. 

Specifically, the EC-CDRRMP intends to operationalize medium and long-term strategies in ensuring the stability and resiliency of EC distribution system facilities in times of calamities through the conduct of Vulnerability Risk Assessment (VRA) and the development of Emergency Restoration Planning (ERP). 

According to the Administrator, “The VRA is geared towards the identification of critical assets and instituting immediate and long-term solution towards a more resilient distribution system, while the ERP is used in ensuring that the operation of the cooperative is maintained under calamity condition and the establishment of different protocols of actions in order to hasten the restoration of the system of the affected EC.” 

“These standard operating procedures will be our basis on how to respond to emergency  situations and effective carry out post-disaster action, review, and as such, will cover every aspect of emergency planning from the establishment of control and mitigation measures, to the setting up of communication protocols, and the guaranteeing of stocking and material availability,” he said. 

He added that policy are also being studied to further streamline the processing of calamity loans for availing ECs. Calamity loans offered by NEA are normally processed within six days, and bear 3.25% interest per annum, with a repayment period of 10 years but not exceeding the remaining franchise life of the EC. 

As of January 25, NEA has already extended Php100.678 million in calamity loans to three Nina-affected ECs, namely FICELCO (Php26.580 million), CASURECO I (Php11.805 million), and CASURECO IV (Php62.294 million). 

In process as well are calamity loans for MARELCO (Php14 million), CASURECO II (Php24.239 million), and CASURECO III (Php10 million), totaling Php48.239 million. 

These ECs are given a maximum grace period of one year to settle their loan obligations, while the amount of loan to be extended depends on the evaluated cost of the rehabilitation and restoration project and the availability of the funds of the NEA.

SURNECO team deserves credit for speedy power restoration in quake-hit areas—NEA

The Surigao del Norte Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Surneco) deserves credit for making power available in the quake-hit areas at the soonest possible time after a magnitude 6.7 quake resulted in power outages in Surigao City and other municipalities in the province of Surigao del Norte.

This according to National Electrification Administration (NEA) Chief Edgardo Masongsong, who on Sunday lauded the officials and employees of Surneco "for heeding the call of duty even if they themselves were affected by the earthquake."

"This crisis displays the commitment of the electric cooperative to prioritize the interests of the Member-Consumer-Owners and lessen the impact of the calamity on their daily activity,” said the NEA chief. 

As of February 12, 2017, Surigao City and all four affected municipalities under the coverage area of Surneco are already energized. The four municipalities include San Francisco, Malimono, Sison, and Taganaan.

Administrator Masongsong said that as of February 13, power restoration is already at 97%. The rest of the restoration works, he stressed, will be concentrated on reconnecting lateral lines and power lines near the coastal areas.

Masongsong flew to Surigao on Sunday to make an ocular inspection of the main office of Surneco, which was heavily damaged in the earthquake.

The estimated cost of the damage to the coop’s headquarters is estimated at seven million pesos, while line network damage is estimated at 300,000 pesos.

“We want to assure our affected Member-Consumer-Owners that the NEA and Surneco are doing round-the-clock operations to be able to provide power to areas that are as yet unenergized," Masongsong said. 

"We will likewise continue to upgrade the prepositioning capacities of electric cooperatives nationwide to allow them to better respond to calamities and other emergency situations."

NEA extends Php2.43B loans to power coops

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has extended Php2.434 billion loans to 56 electric cooperatives (ECs) in 2016 to finance their rural electrification projects through its various loan windows, exceeding the agency’s target of Php1.7B. 

This amount includes the Php603 million calamity loans availed of by 15 ECs for the rehabilitation of their distribution lines due to typhoons Lawin, Ferdie, Karen, Yolanda, Lando, and Nona. These ECs include Abreco, Beneco, Kaelco, Batanelco, Cagelco I, Aurelco, Omeco, Romelco, Ormeco, Lubelco, Maselco, Soreco I and II, Norsamelco and Bileco. 

Provision of reliable and efficient electricity service to electricity consumers in the grassroots level is of the priority thrusts of the Administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. Hence, to pursue this end, the Department of Energy (DOE) through the auspices of the NEA, continues to innovate and formulate strategic and more responsive measures that will aggressively address their urgent needs. 

The onslaught of Typhoon Lawin in Northern Luzon in October 2016 strengthened the DOE-NEA-ECs triumvirate when massive efforts for power restoration and rehabilitation works were done in the areas covered by Abreco, Beneco, Aurelco, Cagelco I & II, Kaelco, among others. 

Energy Secretary and NEA Board Chair Alfonso G. Cusi said, “Our priority is to ensure that people in the typhoon-affected areas be served with electricity on schedule. The DOE, in coordination with NEA, has organized and mobilized personnel to rehabilitate distribution lines and fast track power restoration through the Task Force Kapatid (TFK) operations to work double-time, especially in hard-hit areas”. 

Aside from the mobilization of the institutionalized-Task Force Kapatid (TFK), NEA extended calamity loans to the Lawin-devastated ECs amounting to some Php119M in order to accelerate their recovery and subsequently effect immediate electricity service to member-consumer-owners. 

Administrator Edgardo R. Masongsong said, “NEA always pursues the causes of the ECs as well as its member-consumer-owners (MCOs). The Agency is constantly innovating and has been re-aligning its programs with the present administration’s policy directions to better address the needs and protect the welfare and rights of the consumers, much more the poorest of poor.” 

“The NEA officials and employees feel the needs of the rural folks. We are committed to give them fair chances for a more comfortable life through provision of fast and better service. Our fervent prayer is that the National Government continues to recognize the significance of NEA and the Rural Electrification (RE) Program in the upliftment of the socio-economic condition of the people in rural communities,” he added.

Calamity loans are offered by NEA is normally processed within six days with 3.25% interest per annum, and a repayment period of 10 years but not to exceed the remaining franchise life of the EC. ECs which will avail of the loan service are given a grace period of maximum of one year. The amount of loan will depend on the evaluated cost of the rehabilitation and restoration project and subject to the availability of funds.

VISION MISSION

VISION

An electric cooperative with highly professionalized services for customers' delight.

MISSION

To deliver quality electric services for cooperative's area coverage up to the last sitio as well as the delight of its customers and man power.

Station Mobile Collection

MUNICIPALITY COLLECTION DATE

Albur

10

Antequera

22 
Baclayon 20 

Balilihan

Batuan

14 
Bilar  16 
Calape  22-23-24 
Carmen 11-12 
Catigbian  18 
Clarin  21 
Corella  11 
Cortes 
Dauis 27-28 
Dimiao 
Inabanga  9-10 
Lila  15 
Loay  17-18 
Loboc 
Loon  13 
Maribojoc  24-25 
Panglao 2-3 
Sagbayan  20 
San Isidro 

17 

Sevilla  12 
Sikatuna 
Tubigon 26-30 

CONTACT US

MAIN OFFICE

Telefax No.

(038)508-8095

Globe Tel. No.

(038)508-9731,

(038)508-9751

Consumer Welfare Desk

Smart - 09199950240

Globe - 09177147493 

SUB OFFICE

Telefax no. 

(038) 501 7287

Globe Telephone No. (Trunk line) - connecting all locals

(038) 501 0668

PLDT Direct line

(038) 412 3479

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