News and Updates


March 7, 2018

AKEMPCO shares best practices to sustain community-owned ventures  LEZO, Aklan—Successful cooperatives are all alike; unsuccessful cooperatives fail in their own way. For the Akelco Employees Multipurpose Electric Cooperative (AKEMPCO), it’s all about managing expectations and getting its priorities straight. It has been 15 years since this employees’ co-op of the Aklan Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AKELCO) […]

SOCOTECO-1 celebrates 2018 National Women’s Month Celebration

March 5, 2018

5 March 2018-Coop gentlemen honoured women with a serenade, red roses and mug in celebration of the Women’s Month. This is one way of recognizing the existence, struggles and value of all women and to promote empowerment as women are considered active contributors to and claimholders of development. The cooperative advocates women’s rights in its […]

PhilHealth XII conducts 2018 PEERs CONGRESS

March 2, 2018

PhilHealth XII, conducted PEERs CONGRESS 2018 on 26 February 2018 at Eighty Eight Hotel, Gen. Santos Drive, City of Koronadal.  PEERs stands for PhilHealth Employer Engagement Representatives.  With over 7000+ employers in Region XII, 60 were given an award by PhilHealth XII. And out of the 60 employers that received an award, SOCOTECO-I was 1 […]

NEA, ECs vow completion of rural electrification projects by 2022

February 28, 2018

With over 19,000 sitios across the country that remain without electricity, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) and its partner electric cooperatives (ECs) have pledged their full commitment to complete all pending state-funded rural electrification projects by 2022. The commitment was made during the ECs General Managers’ Session held recently at the NEA H.E.S Auditorium in […]

CDA-registered EC backs NEA decision to take over Abreco

February 21, 2018

A member of a national federation of stock electric cooperatives (ECs) registered with Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) has expressed his full support to the National Electrification Administration (NEA) in taking over the management control of Abra Electric Cooperative (Abreco). David Solomon M. Siquian, director of the Philippine Federation of Electric Cooperatives (Philfeco) and general manager […]

#SavingBoracay: Akelco says waste-to-energy facility might be the key

MALAY, Aklan—There might be another way around cleaning up Boracay without the mandatory closure of businesses that drive its economy. How? By putting up waste-to-energy facilities in the island. An official from the Aklan Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Akelco) brought this up amid reports that a number of establishments in the area will be forced to […]

Empowering our Partner Electricians

February 13, 2018

Socoteco-1 Accredited Electricians Association (SAEA) receives refresher course on membership application process. This will hasten processing of application as accredited barangay electricians can now effectively assist customers and applicants in the m embership process. Kudos to our partner electricians for completing the course! 

NEA takes over ailing electric coop in Abra; rehabilitation underway

February 12, 2018

In an effort to rehabilitate the ailing Abra Electric Cooperative (Abreco), the National Electrification Administration (NEA) on Friday (February 9) officially took over the management and operations of the power distribution utility and deactivated its current Board of Directors. NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong accompanied the members of the newly created Task Force Duterte Abra Power […]


February 9, 2018

  Emphasizing the need to protect the personal information of their stakeholders against digital threats, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) urged anew all electric cooperatives (ECs) to strictly comply with the requirements of Data Privacy Law. This comes after the state-run agency hosted a Data Privacy Summit for its employees and some 154 data protection […]

NEA, KIAT approve project for distribution voltage upgrade in Ilocos Norte

January 30, 2018

State-run National Electrification Administration (NEA) recently signed a Record of Discussions with the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) approving the “Project for Distribution Voltage Upgrade in Ilocos Norte.” The document was signed by NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong and KIAT vice president Sang Yi Park last January 22, 2018, during a simple ceremony held […]