History

MILESTONES/ BRIEF HISTORY

  • 1972
    • ZAMECO was established June 30, 1972 by National Electrification Administration (NEA) under Presidential Decree No. 269.
  • 1984
    • Divided into Two (2) Independent Institutions namely: Zambales I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ZAMECO I) covering the areas of Botolan up to Santa Cruz: and Zambales II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ZAMECO II) which covers its Franchise Areas from Subic all the way to Cabangan.
  • 1984-1986
    • Classified as Category-C level equivalent to a Medium Cooperative, on which this perhaps an effect from the division into two (2) independent institutions.
  • 1991
    • On June 1991, the coop was greatly affected by the eruption of Mount Pinatubo which almost damaged all its power lines and other facilities.
  • 2000
    • ZAMECO II was classified as Large Cooperative due to its fast growing number of consumers and the expansion of lines up to date to meet its customary demands.
  • 2003
    • ZAMECO II became a prompt payer to the National Power Corporation (NPC) and was able to pay its Php9M arrears with the power bill payment, company expenses were reduced and the cooperative was able to acquire equipment to support its maintenance of lines.
  • 2007
    • Became an A+ cooperative with a special award for collection efficiency.
  • 2008
    • Former Board of Directors of the cooperative, led by then BOD President Jose Dominguez, were removed from office based on NEA’s Audit Findings and other anomalous practices which were perpetuated in the performance of the former Board’s duties.
    • It was October 28, 2008 when the Mass Action of Member-Consumers was done outside the coop’s premises and immediately NEA sent its representatives to look into the situation.
    • NEA Administrator Edita Bueno at the same time confirmed the designation of Engr. Alvin M. Farrales as then Interim General Manager.
  • 2009
    • A Special District Election was scheduled on February 07, 2009 in all Franchise Areas of ZAMECO II but was intervened when the coop received two Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO), one for the District of San Antonio only issued by the Regional Trial Court Branch 70 of Iba, Zambales, and the other for all Districts of the coop which was issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 72 of Olongapo City.
    • March 16, 2009 a first option was made which is the Mobilization Program by means of outsourcing individuals. Due to the low turn out of the said sanitation, Meter Readers and other Field Personnel from the coop were encouraged to replace and take charge of the Mobilization Program adopting better plans and strategies through house-to-house procedures.
    • September 19, 2009 at the San Antonio Youth Complex wherein Five Board Resolutions were passed and unanimously approved aside from the General Manager’s report on the Coop’s operational status, and so with the amendment of some By-Laws of ZAMECO II.
      • October of 2009 was etched in the minds of ZAMECO II Employees, Members of the Interim Board, and so with its supportive Member-Consumers when the cooperative was in deep turmoil. It was said so because of attempted forcible take-over of the ZAMECO II facilities and handling of operations of the former Board of Directors initiated by the former General Manager basing on the issue of the coop’s registration with the Cooperative Development Authority.

 

  • 2010
    • Suspended BOD Election was pushed through on November 20,2010 with the following winners: Danilo Fontelera of Subic-B, Ernesto Bonilla of Subic-A, Dominador Gallardo of Castillejos, Manuel Rodriguez from San Marcelino, Leo Lonzanida of San Antonio, Eduardo Navarro of San Narciso, Lyndon Rosete of San Felipe, and Arnulfo Llagas Sr. from Cabangan.
    • March 19, 2010, an Expository Hearing on Contract for the Supply of Electric Energy was held.
    • November 2010, Another Membership assembly again took place at Subic Sports Complex in Subic, Zambales already with the newly elected Board of Directors as one of the event’s participants.

 

  • 2011– The year when Zambales II Electric Cooperative, Inc. started from identifying and analyzing its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats in a deregulated and highly competitive power industry.
    • Reorganizing the coop’s old into a new structure aims to meet the objectives of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act in terms of improving efficiency and reducing cost and to ensure accountability of management and staff.