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10K households in 6 Pampanga towns don’t need to pay March electric bill

Apr 26, 2020 @ 6:58
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The Pampanga III Electric Cooperative (PELCO III) has announced it will shoulder the March 2020 bill of a total of 10,453 residential consumers in the six towns under its jurisdiction who have consumed 50 kilowatt-hour or less, according to a report from the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).

PELCO III serves the towns of Apalit, Macabebe, Masantol, San Simon, Minalin and Sto. Tomas.

PELCO III general manager Maria Elizabeth Urbano said in a PIA interview that an estimated P2.7 million pesos had been saved from cancelled activities, such as their Annual General Membership Assembly, making the grant possible.

“This is in support to the Pantawid Liwanag project of National Electrification Administration and Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association Inc. to alleviate the burden of our consumers amid Covid-19 [coronavirus disease] crisis we are all facing today,” she said.

For consumers who are not qualified for the grant, Urbano said they will implement a four-month staggered payment scheme for their March electric bill.

Recently, PELCO III also provided support to the local governments and frontline workers combating the spread of the deadly disease.

“We have turned-over 50 sets of personal protective equipment to the Pampanga Premier Medical Center in Apalit from voluntary donations of our employees,” Urbano said,

She added that they have also distributed 30 sacks of rice to each local government within their franchise area.

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