In a statement, Meralco president and CEO Ray C. Espinosa said the company has all hands on deck to ensure that Meralco runs like clockwork.
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Meralco assures public of uninterrupted power
Danessa Rivera (The Philippine Star) - April 1, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is assuring the public that it will continue uninterrupted distribution of power to serve customers and to enable business continuity amid the enhanced community quarantine.

In a statement, Meralco president and CEO Ray C. Espinosa said the company has all hands on deck to ensure that Meralco runs like clockwork.

“Our company continues to keep up the good fight and sustain our mission to keep the lights on for each and every single customer in our franchise area. Going beyond the power and light we deliver, this current crisis that our country faces calls for us to be a beacon of reliability and hope. We are keeping the lights on for our customers as we also provision for the safety and comfort of our employees,” he said.

Prior to the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine, Meralco readied its business continuity plan and stated that it has taken all precautions to preserve the safety and health of its employees while also sustaining its continuous operations in the franchise area.

Meralco SVP and head of networks Ronnie Aperocho said the company is implementing its business continuity plan and emergency measures to distribute power around the clock, especially to crucial installations such as hospitals.

“During these challenging times, Meralco remains always ready and will continue working with the energy sector to ensure that electric power services remain uninterrupted,” he said.

“At the same time, we are one with the power sector in our total compliance with the directives of the DOH in order to arrest the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19,” Aperocho said.

MANILA ELECTRIC CO.
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