The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and the Department of Energy (DOE) provided electricity for 2000 households in its franchise area.
2, 082 of DOE’s ‘identified communities’ were given combined regular and prepaid electricity service schemes by Meralco for the new household connections.
As of July 24, 1,126 households were lighted by MERALCO and the National Housing Authority in Gaya-Gaya (Towerville), San Jose del Monte, Balagtas, Angono, Cainta, Marikina, Rosario, San Pedro, Calamba and San Pablo.
857 households were energized in the Happy Land Aroma and BASECO compound located in Tondo and in España, Malate, Tutuban, Balagtas, Balintawak, Parañaque City, and Caloocan City in Metro Manila, Malolos in Bulacan, Calamba City and San Pedro in Laguna, Lucena City in Quezon, and Masinag in Antipolo City, Rizal through MERALCO’s Relocatees and Informal Settlers (RAISE) program.
Meanwhile, 99 houses were connected in Isla Puting Bato and Parola Area in Manila for the Elevated Metering Center.
During their initial meeting on July 7, both DOE and MERALCO promised to help the people below the poverty line have access to electricity.