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About ILECO-1

History/Timeline

▐ 1971 (Memo Order No. 395)
Provincial Electric Cooperative Team (PECT) was organized to promote and assist the organization of rural electric cooperatives (RECs). Composed of Mr. Vicente A. Andaleza, Provincial Development Officer of the Provincial Assistance for Community Development; Mrs. Flor Camiña of the Cooperative Assistance Office, Mr. Alfredo Libutaque of the Bureau of Education and Engr. Romeo M. Montaño of the Provincial Development Staff who was the Chairman of the Team.

▐ June 10
First meeting of the Incorporators of the Iloilo Electric Cooperative, Inc. with the Interim Board of Directors Atty. Avito S. Saclauso, Dr. Jose P. Cocjin, Mr. Wenceslao Aniceto, Atty. Miguel Tagamolila and Mr. Primo Cababasay at Hotel Del Rio, Iloilo City. Also present were Col. Pedro G. Dumol, Officer-in-Charge of the National Electrification Administration, NEA; Hon. Conrado J. Norada, Governor, Province of Iloilo; Col. Gregorio Vigilar, Technical Staff, NEA; Mr. Philip Costas of the USAID; Mr. Romeo M. Sulit of the NEA and Mr. Romeo M. Montaño, Chairman, PECT. Agenda of the meeting is to organize the Board, to elect the officers of the cooperative, to adopt the By-Laws, to review and discuss the “Loan Feasibility and Engineering Study” and to request NEA for a loan to implement the Feasibility Study. Mr. Tanchanco inducted into office the members of the Board and its officers: Atty. Avito S. Saclauso – President, Dr. Jose P. Cocjin – Vice President and Mr. Wenceslao M. Aniceto – Secretary – Treasurer.

▐ 1973 (June 27)
First Loan Signing Ceremony between NEA and ILECO-1 at the River Queen Hotel, Iloilo City. The Loan amounted to Php 19, 776, 000.00 payable in 35 years, bearing an interest rate not exceeding 2%.

▐ 1974 (July 27)
First Pole Erection Ceremony officiated by government and NEA Officials.

▐ November 26
Blessing ceremony of the coop headquarters by Rev. Fr. Eriberto Daniel, Parish Priest of Tigbauan, followed by the energization of the first two towns, Oton and Tigbauan, officiated by Gen. Ceferino Carreon Sr. Member NEA Board of Administrators, Hon. Tomas Niblock, Chief of Mission, USAID; Mayors Lazaro M. Zulueta of Oton and Eugenio Torrento of Tigbauan. Also present were Hon. Roberto F. de Ocampo, NEA Deputy Administrator for Finance and Franchises; Hon. Leonardo Coloso, NEA Dept. Administrator for Administration and Coop Development; Mr. Harry Baker of Stanley Consultant and Messrs. Jay Lasater and Ray Shoff, NRECA Consultants. Power was bought from the Panay Electric Company (PECO).

▐ 1975
March 31 – Energization of the town of San Miguel.
May 5 – Energization of the town of Alimodian.
May 12 – Energization of the town of Leon.
June 13 – Energization of the town of Guimbal.
September 4 – Energization of the town of Miag-ao.
November 28 – Energization of the town of Tubungan.

▐ 1976
September 26 – First Annual Meeting at Coop Headquarters.
December 5 – Energization of the town of Igbaras.
December 6 – Energization of the town of San Joaquin.

▐ 1977
March 20 – Energization of the town of Sta. Barbara.
March 21 – Energization of the town of Leganes.
April 15 – Energization of the town of Cabatuan.
May 14 – Maasin, the last municipality was energized.
July 3 – The municipality of Pavia formally became part of the Coop after the turn-over by PECO. The sale was negotiated by NEA.

▐ 1978
August 22 – ILECO-1 was granted by the National Electrification Commission authority to operate electric light and power service for a period of 50 years effective August 22, 1978.

▐ 1980
National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) transmission line became operational so that the contract with PECO was terminated.

▐ 1994
November – Board of Directors of Kandiyohi Coop. Electric Power Association of Wilmar, Minnesota, U.S.A. aopted ILECO-1 as its sister Coop in the Philippines.

▐ 1995
December 21 – ILECO-1 adopted Vision and Mission Statements in a Workplan Seminar participated in by Department Managers and Supervisors.

▐ 1996
May – ILECO-1 adopted Corporate Values to set the proper direction of its Mission Statements. These Corporate Values are: Concern, Loyalty, Productivity, Respect, Trustworthy and Teamwork.
June 10 – 25th Foundation Anniversary. The event became a reunion for the pioneers who organized ILECO-1, the past government officials, members of the Board and General Manager. Guest speaker was Gov. Conrado Norada.
June – ILECO-1 became an Extra Large Electric Coop. when it served its 50, 000th consumer.

▐ 2001
June 8 – Approval of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA)

▐ 2003
June 25 – Approval of ILECO-1 unbundled rate September – Implementation of the Coop’s unbundled rate.

▐ 2005
Board allocates Php 3M for retirement of Patronage Credits.
National Electrification Commission (NEC) approves extension of franchise of ILECO-1 up to year 2053.

▐ 2006
Awards received during the NEA Week awarding at Cagayan de Oro City:
Electric Coop of the year, Best in Collection Performance, Special Award for Being the First EC to grant Patronage Credits to its Member-Consumers, Special Recognition for ECE with the most number of PDA Graduates, GM of the Year.

▐ 2007
Awards Received:
100% Energization was achieved in the barangay level, Emmanuel Pelaez Award for the Best Electric Cooperative of the Year, Pedro G. Dumol award for the Best GM of the Year, Sustained Financial Performance Award, Best in Collection Performance, Special Citation for Attaining 100% Barangay Energization, Certificate of Recognition for having the most number of PDA graduates.

▐ 2008
ILECO-1 was declared among the best in the country. A poster placed by DOE Secretary Angelo T. Reyes and NEA Administrator Edita S. Bueno says: “You are entering ILECO-1 a Best EC Awardee and rated A+ by NEA for its 2007 performance.

▐ 2009
Awards Received:
The Emmanuel N. Pelaez Award for the Best Electric Coop. of the Year, Special Citation for Excellent Rating in Scorecard on EC Corporate Governance, Special Citation for an EC with the Most Number of Additional Consumer Connections, GM Wilfred L. Billena was elevated to the Grand Hall of Fame for the Pedro G. Dumol Award, Best GM for three times in addition to his having been elevated to the Hall of Fame in the Year 2008.

▐ 2010
The San Joaquin Collection Center started operations in August.
Awards received from NEA-Grand Hall of Fame for the Emmanuel N. Pelaez Award for the Best EC of the Year, Grand Hall of Fame for the Pedro G. Dumol Award for GM Wilfred L. Billena, Sec. Francisco G. Silva Leadership Award for the Most Outstanding EC Board of Directors in the Visayas, Best in Collection Performance Award, Single Digit System Loss for the Year Award Special Citation for Excellent Rating in Scoreboard on EC Corporate Governance, Special Citation for Undertaking Live Line Maintenance Program, Grand PDA Champion for sending most graduates to the PDA.

▐ 2011
The Maasin Collection Center started operating on April.

▐ 2012
At the NEA Lumens Awards for the Performance Year 2011 given at the Waterfront Insular Hotel, Lanag, Davao City:
Diamond Electric Cooperative for the Emmanuel N. Pelaez Award, Diamond GM for Pedro G. Dumol Award for Engr. Wilfred L. Billena, Single Digit System Loss for the Year Award (Main Grid), Best in Collection Performance Award, Special Citation for its valuable contribution to the attainment of 1,520 P-Noy’s Sitio Energization.
Sunshine Award for Region VI for having energized the highest number of sitios. The Western Visayas Electric Cooperative Assn. (WEVECA) was also given an Award of Recognition for its pre-emptive efforts to aggregate itself to seek competitive producers for the supply of base load power requirements on its member ECs which influenced the construction and realization of a 164 MV Coal Plant.
Leon Collection Office was made operational in March.

▐ 2013
The ILECO-1 scored 100% in the Key Performance Standard set by the NEA and was categorized as a Triple A (AAA) Electric Cooperative.

▐ 2014
ILECO-1 became the only Coop to be debt-free from the NEA with the full payment of its Php 106.8M loan.

▐ 2015
September 30 – retirement of GM Billena and appointment of Ms. Rhea T. Palacios as OIC GM.
Awards Received from NEA
1. Triple A+ Category
2. System Loss Award
3. Sunshine Sitio Electrification Award

Vision Statement

We will be the ultimate and trusted name in the power industry.

Mission Statement

We will:
Work for total electrification and deliver quality, reliable and safe electric power that is viable, cost-effective and environment-friendly;
Provide honest and courteous service;
Create a rewarding working condition with unyielding quest for customer satisfaction;
Seek to attune with technological advancement;
Project a corporate image and Be socially responsive to the community we serve.

Corporate Philosophy

Efficient service for a responsible membership.

Corporate Values

Concern (Pag-ulikid)
We will show concern to the cooperative subordinating our individual interests. We shall preserve the environment where we live.

Loyalty (Pagkatampad)
We will stand by the objectives and mission of the cooperative and defend its interests.

Productivity (Pagkamabinungahon)
We will work for maximum output using our available resources and constantly seeking for improvement towards customer’s satisfaction.

Respect (Pagtahud)
We will treat all whose lives we touch with respect listening to individual opinions towards an atmosphere of unity and belongingness therefore achieving a sense of well-being in our interpersonal relationship.

Teamwork (Pag-ugyon)
We will work together harmoniously and committed to make our vision into a reality.

Trustworthy (Masaligan)
We will conduct our business on the foundation of trust, courtesy, honesty and reliability, keeping in mind that we are partners of the cooperative.

Corporate Prayer

God, our father in heaven, the creator of all things, we praise You for Your goodness and untiring love for us.
Thank you for the blessings we enjoyed, for the work that sustains our daily needs and for being of service to mankind.
Forgive us for the mistakes that we have committed: for the unkind words, for partiality, for indifference, for unfairness and for the hurt we give to others.
Give us the grace to be generous and to serve with open hearts.
Help us to internalize our corporate values, to unite with one common goal and to stand for our vision and mission.
Send us Your Holy Spirit to guide and to give us strength to do all things with diligence and perseverance.
We ask this in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, Your only son, our Lord and Saviour.
Amen.

Panunumpa

Nangangako ako
Bilang tagapagpalaganap ng Programang Elektripikasyon,
Na pagsisilbihin ko ang aking Inang Bayan.

Gagampanan ko ang tungkuling ito,
Upang maitaas ang antas ng kabuhayan,
sa pagbibigay ng liwanag.

Isusulong ko ang kaunlaran ng aking Inang Bayan;
At taos puso akong nangangako
Na tatahakin ko ang landas na tama at matuwid,
At laging isasaisip ang kapakanan ng kapwa ko Pilipino.

Kasihan nawa ako ng Dios.