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No Meralco disconnection until May 14

Aika Rey

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Meter reading and bill delivery activities will continue throughout the modified enhanced community quarantine, says Meralco

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) extended its suspension of disconnection activities in its franchise area until May 14, as the Greater Manila Area remains on lockdown.

“Given the current situation and the extended MECQ (modified enhanced community quarantine), we continue to take into consideration the challenges our customers are facing amid these difficult times. Thus, we will continue to put on hold all disconnection activities until May 14,” said Ferdinand Geluz, Meralco first vice president and chief commercial officer.

Meralco, the Philippines’ biggest power distributor, also said meter reading and bill delivery activities will continue throughout the MECQ.

“We hope this additional extension will help ease the burden of our customers, while providing the necessary relief and additional time for them to settle their bills,” added Geluz.

President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Wednesday, April 28, that Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, and Cavite will remain under MECQ until May 14.

The Philippines breached the 1-million mark in COVID-19 cases on Monday, April 26. – 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.