DIGOS, Davao del Sur – Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) granted the Davao del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (DASURECO) a P350-million credit line to augment its working capital for the continued provision of reliable, affordable, and uninterrupted electric services to consumer-members in Davao del Sur and Davao Occidental.
The loan signing was led by DASURECO General Manager Ferdinand D. Canastra and LANDBANK Davao del Sur Lending Center, Department Manager Arnel M. Caalim on March 15, 2021. They were joined by DASURECO Finance Services Manager Alejandra B. Rosario and LANDBANK Account Officer Christian Harvey N. Wong and Account Assistant Ralph Rhester Encabo.
The LANDBANK Davao del Sur Lending Center facilitated the loan application of DASURECO amid strict community quarantine protocols implemented in the region.
“LANDBANK recognizes the vital role of our electric cooperative partners in providing essential public service for socio-economic growth, especially in the countryside. We will continue to support their financial requirements toward advancing inclusive local recovery and development,” said LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo.
DASURECO General Manager Ferdinand D. Canastra welcomed the approval of the loan that will support the financing of three (3) additional power substations and rehabilitation of subtransmission lines. DASURECO will also use the loan to fund a new three-storey office building located in Barangay Cogon, Digos City.
“The loan will help us pursue projects that will ensure power efficiency and reliability in the provinces we serve. It will also be a big help for us to provide a safe and convenient office building for our employees and consumers visiting us,” said General Manager Canastra.
As a public utility provider, DASURECO is a partner in the National Government’s Rural Electrification Program, particularly in the provinces of Davao del Sur and Davao Occidental. The cooperative services many small farmers and fishers and supports their capacity for post-production and storage.
As of December 31, 2020, DASURECO has a total of 205,568 active connections being served by six substations. It is categorized as a Mega Large Electric Cooperative with a AAA rating—the highest classifications conferred to an electric cooperative by the National Electrification Administration (NEA).
LANDBANK continues to offer loans in support of developmental projects for the delivery of basic services and necessary infrastructure facilities.
Interested cooperatives may contact the nearest LANDBANK Lending Center or Branch nationwide, or call LANDBANK’s customer service at (02) 8-405-7000 or at PLDT Domestic Toll Free 1-800-10-405-7000.
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