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Wednesday, 29 July 2009

The South Cotabato II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SOCOTECO II) was organized & registered with National Electrification Administration on May 7, 1977 as the 84th electric cooperative by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 269, whose primary objective is to make electric service available throughout its coverage area.

The coverage area of SOCOTECO II is located in the southernmost tip of the Philippines.

SoCSarGen (South Cotabato, Sarangani & General Santos), has continuously rose in the economy ladder due its rich agro-industrial treasures, combined with rich soil, good rainfall and typhoon-free climate. It also boosts a good number of natural tourist attractions. SoCSarGen is located in the southern-most tip of the Philippines.

South Cotabato is endowed with numerous natural sceneries and blessed with creative people who maintain and develop the beauty of these places. As the province progresses and moving towards agro-industrialization, more people in and out of the country is getting more interested of South Cotabato. Some of the tourist attractions in the province, found inside SOCOTECO II's coverage area, are the sprawling Dole pineapple plantation with the imposing presence of Mt. Matutum.
SOCOTECO II is the sole electric provider of Polomolok & Tupi since in 1978.

Sarangani's idyllic coastline of prime white beaches, quiet coves and pristine waters is ideal for beach resorts, diving and sports fishing. Exploring the clear waters of Sarangani Bay, which was declared as a protected area, brings you to the sanctuary of endangered marine life. Adding to these natural wealth are untouched and exotic waterfalls, caves, hinterland lakes, jungle-covered peaks and mangrove forests.

SOCOTECO II started operating in Sarangani since 1979, providing electric service for its seven municipalities.

General Santos, being the key area for SOCOTECO II, is dubbed as the Tuna Capital of the Philippines. It also accounts for the second largest daily total fish landings in the country. GenSan is a center of rapid industrialization, business and commerce while being only minutes away from beaches, crystal blue waters and swaying palms.

SOCOTECO II is the sole electric provider of General Santos City since 1980.

On May 7, 2007, 30 years after its creation, SOCOTECO II celebrated its pearl jubilee year. Truly, the Cooperative has undergone tremendous trials over the years yet it still continues to aim serving the people of SOCSARGEN, especially the least favored by providing electrification in far-flung areas.

The relics of SOCOTECO II's contribution to SOCSARGEN go beyond what words may convey. The living proof of its contribution are the very lives of the people… transformed for the better, with SOCSARGEN molded to become one of the most competitive regions, not only in the Philippines but throughout South East Asia.

Because of this, SOCOTECO II acknowledges the wholehearted support of its member consumers, who continue to lend a hand for the betterment of its people.
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