From that time on Such oversaw the rebuilding and operating of Davao Light's remaining assets until 1952 when Edson Canova took over the management seat. Shortly thereafter, Luis Aboitiz, Jr. joined the company and was later on followed by Ernesto Aboitiz. It was at this point in time where the marginal growths started to take place.Early in the 1950s, much of Davao City's economy relied on agriculture and the only major use of electricity was for lighting up houses at night.