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Meralco says no disconnection in ECQ, MECQ areas for August 2021

Aika Rey
(1st UPDATE) Disconnection activities will also be suspended in Rizal, Cavite, and Lucena City

Manila Electric Company (Meralco) said on Tuesday, August 3, that it will not implement disconnection activities in areas under enhanced community quarantine and modified ECQ.

Laguna was placed under MECQ until August 15, while Metro Manila will be under ECQ from August 6 to 20.

“Given the current situation, we continue to take into consideration the challenges our customers are facing amid these difficult times,” said Meralco first vice president and chief commercial officer Ferdinand Geluz.

“Thus, we will again suspend all disconnection activities in NCR (National Capital Region) and Laguna to help ease the burden of our customers with the needed relief and additional time to settle their bills.”

Meralco said in a Facebook post on Friday, August 6, that disconnection activities will also be suspended in Rizal, Cavite, and Lucena City until August 15.

On Thursday night, August 5, the Philippine government announced that Laguna would be placed under lockdown, while Rizal, Cavite, and Lucena City would be placed under MECQ.

The rest of Meralco’s franchise areas remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions.

Geluz said Thursday Meralco will be “very considerate” to consumers located in areas under GCQ.

“Meralco business operations, including meter reading and bill delivery activities, will continue throughout the ECQ. Our continued operations will ensure that actual consumption for the month will be billed accordingly,” Geluz added. – Rappler.com

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Aika Rey

Aika Rey is a business reporter for Rappler. She covered the Senate of the Philippines before fully diving into numbers and companies. Got tips? Find her on Twitter at @reyaika or shoot her an email at aika.rey@rappler.com.