Taguig, Meralco sign pact to power LGU projects

A highly urbanized city with growing electricity needs, Taguig recently signed a memorandum of understanding which aims to spur economic progress through joint initiatives between the country’s largest electric distribution utility and local government units.

Signing the EPP-MoU are (from left) Taguig executives City Administrator lawyer Lyle C. Pasco, Vice Mayor Ricardo S. Cruz Jr. and Mayor Laarni L. Cayetano with Meralco SVP and head of Customer Retail Services and Corporate Communications Alfredo S. Panlilio, Meralco VP and head of Home and Microbiz South Business Area Ferdinand O. Geluz; and Meralco VP and head of South Distribution Services Bernard H. Castro.
“With the signing of the EPP-MOU, we at Meralco have further committed to remain steadfast in our support of Taguig City’s programs, which are all in line with delivering excellent service to its constituents,” Meralco senior vice president and head, Customer Retail Services and Corporate Communications Alfredo S. Panlilio said.

At the signing ceremony, Panlilio noted that, to date, Meralco has energized numerous projects with the LGU including the Taguig-Pateros hospital, the Taguig Lakefront community park, 10 daycare centers, 12 multi-purpose halls, nine covered courts, over 40 streetlights, and more than 1,000 households through the RAISE project led by One Meralco Foundation.

For her part, Mayor Lani Cayetano affirmed that Meralco has long been helping the city government, saying that the distribution utility’s “Ang Liwanag ng Bukas” slogan serves as a clear representation of how the power utility literally and figuratively gives light to every home, street, and community.

“On behalf of the City of Taguig, we thank Meralco for all the help and support. I am truly confident that this new partnership will lead to a better, closer collaboration between Taguig and Meralco, and consequently boost our capability to continuously respond to the fast-changing needs of our citizens,” she said.

Topics: Taguig , economic progress , local government units , Meralco , Alfredo S. Panlilio , RAISE project , One Meralco Foundation , Ang Liwanag ng Bukas , Mayor Lani Cayetano
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