Meralco suspends disconnection activities

The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) said that it will immediately suspend all disconnection activities until April 15, 2021 following the announcement on Saturday that Metro Manila and four nearby provinces will be placed under a stricter lockdown.

The power company said meter reading and bill delivery will continue during the duration of the enhanced community quarantine from March 29, 2021 to April 4, 2021.

“Cognizant of the plight of our customers amid these challenging times brought about by the pandemic and in support of the government’s effort to manage the transmission of Covid-19, we commit to put on hold all disconnection activities until April 15 2021,” Meralco First Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Ferdinand Geluz said in a statement on Saturday evening.

“We hope this measure will contribute to easing the burden of our customers and provide enough relief and time for them to settle their bills,” he added.