Said company will inform public beforehand should such measure be necessary
The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) clarified rumors circulating over the Internet and text messages that the company will shut off power tonight due to typhoon Pepeng. Meralco said that despite the imminent typhoon, the company will provide electric service throughout its franchise area.
“Meralco will only cut off power if the situation calls for it and will put its customers in dire danger. This can be attested by the events that transpired during the onslaught of typhoon Ondoy. Back then, Meralco shut off power to areas greatly affected by the floods to prevent further accidents,” according to the utility firm. In preparation for typhoon Pepeng, Meralco is currently on alert with its crews ready for deployment to respond to any contingency.
“It is unfortunate that rumors such as these are being circulated. We appeal to those who relay messages of this nature to please exercise prudence before sending messages that may cause panic.”
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