ENERGY Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi met with Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) President Oscar S. Reyes on Thursday, advising the distribution utility to “service the people who need our help the most.”
Mr. Cusi cited those in the crowded informal settlements of Smokey Mountain, Payatas and Muntinlupa.
He said these are the people President Rodrigo R. Duterte promised to serve, even choosing to hold a “solidarity dinner” with them in Tondo after he was sworn into office on June 30.
DoE said Mr. Cusi discussed with Meralco officials the utility’s pre-paid electricity service, which allows the poor to have access to electricity. He recommended to the company to check on relocation sites, which could be potential fire hazards.
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