Meralco defers maintenance work to ensure 24/7 power amid outbreak

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 15 2020 11:50 PM

MANILA--Meralco will defer its earlier scheduled maintenance activities during the community quarantine period except for those deemed as critical, with the approval of the Department of Energy, the power distributor said on Sunday.

The company said this is to ensure uninterrupted power during the 30-day community quarantine, which will be in effect until April 14.

Meralco senior vice president and head of networks Engr. Ronnie L. Aperocho said the firm is implementing emergency measures to distribute power around the clock, especially to crucial installations such as hospitals.

The DOE earlier asked Meralco to postpone its maintenance activities in Metro Manila until after the quarantine period.

Meralco said customers may reach out to the company through its website [LINK: www.meralco.com.ph] Facebook page [LINK: www.facebook.com/meralco] Twitter account [link: https://twitter.com/meralco] and its call center at: 16211.

Customers may also contact Meralco through text messaging:
0920-9716211 ( SMART )
0917-5516211 ( GLOBE )
0925-7716211 ( SUN )