APALIT, Pampanga — Pampanga III Electric Cooperative (PELCO III) will shoulder the March 2020 electric bill of a total of 10,453 residential consumers who have consumed 50 Kilowatt-hour or less.
PELCO III General Manager Maria Elizabeth Urbano said that an estimated PhP2.7 million was accumulated from cancelled activities such as their Annual General Membership Assembly which was allotted for grant.
“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,” Urbano stressed.
For consumers who are not qualified for the grant, Urbano revealed that 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 revealed.
She added that they have also distributed 30 cavans of rice to each local government unit in their franchise area namely the towns of Apalit, Macabebe, Masantol, San Simon, Minalin and Sto. Tomas.
Moreover, Urbano asked for cooperation and understanding among consumers in its commitment to provide support for them amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
PELCO III main office and area offices remain operational to serve consumers especially for those who wish to settle their payments.