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Pokwang slams Meralco for cutting off her electricity after she settled overdue bill

/ 04:14 PM September 13, 2018

Image: Instagram/@itspokwang27

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) got a complain from Pokwang after it supposedly cut off her electricity for her inability to pay on time.

The comedienne called out Meralco on Twitter today, Sept. 13. She complained that Meralco had cut off her electricity one hour after she paid her overdue bill. Her reason for the late settlement was her being extremely busy at work.

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putol agad kung kelan nabayaran na after 1 hour??? (My electricity got cut off an hour after settling?)” Pokwang complained. “walang pinag kaiba sa buwitre mga letse kayo!” (You’re just like vultures! Pests!)

Some fans echoed her sentiments. One netizen named Margie (@kc_gabrielle) said that Meralco does not give consideration. She shared that she got the notice of disconnection from the company on the same day her electricity was cut-off.

Meanwhile, one Weng Casaba (@RowenaCasaba) said: “Negosyo kasi, ganyan yan sila alerto masyasdo kapag malakihan ang bill na di nababayaran agad putol agad for another profit na naman.”

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(It’s business, that’s how alert they are when your bill is huge and you’re not able to pay right away; they cut off your electricity for another profit.)

Meanwhile, one badj (@dlrama) complained that there are violators who illegally connect their electricity cable through others: “Ewan ko ba bakit mga nagbabayad ung lagi niyo ginigipit!” (I don’t know why you always go after those who pay!)

Meralco’s Twitter account replied, although it was not clear whether it addressed Pokwang or the netizen’s concern.

One thing’s for sure, Pokwang must have learned a valuable lesson from her ordeal — always pay the electric bill on time. JB

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