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Nasugbu residents want Meralco as its distributor

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Residents and establishments in Nasugbu, Batangas are asking for transfer of their electricity service to Manila Electric Co. because of alleged frequent power outages in the area.

Energy Regulatory Commission chairperson Monalisa Dimalanta said Nasugbu residents raised their concern to the commission. “They already told us about that, [but] that’s for Congress to decide,” Dimalanta said.

More than 22,000 residents signed the petition, representing nearly 70 percent of all households in the municipality. They urged the transfer of their electricity service from Batangas I Electric Cooperative to Meralco.

The residents sought the help of Nasugbu Mayor Tony Barcelon and authorized him to initiate discussions with Meralco, the country’s largest power distributor. The residents said having stable electricity from Meralco would uplifting their livelihood and improve their quality of life.

Barcelon conveyed the grievances of his constituents to both Batelec I and relevant government agencies overseeing electric cooperatives.


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