Who We Are
May 16, 1972 marked the inception of the COTABATO ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (COTELCO) to spearhead the rural electrification program in the Province of Cotabato by virtue of the provisions of Republic Act No. 6038 and later, by Presidential Decree No. 269 as amended. Originally, the cooperative’s franchise area is composed of five (5) municipalities, namely: Carmen, Kabacan, Matalam, Mlang and Tulunan, each represented by Judge Renato D. Raynaldo, Mr. Antonio V. Ulangkaya, Dr. Samuel S. Babol, Atty. Enriquito Tejada and Mr. Eduardo Alparaque as board of incorporators.
In June 15, 1978, COTELCO took over the old facilities of the then Kidapawan Electric Light and Power (KELP) prompting the local officials of the municipalities of Makilala, Magpet, Kidapawan and Pres Roxas to petition before the National Electrification Administration (NEA) their inclusion in the franchise area of the cooperative.
A non-stock and non-profit electric distribution utility, Cotelco serves the mission of providing an efficient, reliable, affordable and adequate supply of electricity to its member-consumers on an area coverage basis for which lies the predominant task of harnessing the economic potentials of the countryside as a nucleus of our country’s growth and development.
The cooperative serves eleven (11) municipalities and one (1) city of the Province of Cotabato, namely: Kabacan, Mlang, Matalam, Carmen, Banisilan, Tulunan, Makilala, Magpet, Kidapawan, Pres. Roxas, Antipas, and Arakan. Member-consumers representation in the cooperative is through the Board of Directors whose members are being elected in each municipality and plays the role of the policy-making body.
The main office is located in Matalam, Cotabato, while outlying offices are situated in the municipalities of Kabacan, Mlang, Antipas and Kidapawan City while service centers are ready to serve member-consumers located elsewhere.
Our employees, partners in our success, make our mission statement come alive in the way they work with every member-consumer. With the entire staff of Cotelco participating in making our vision of distinctive quality and unparalleled member-consumer service real, we are headed for even greater success.