Pokwang slams Meralco for cutting off her electricity after she settled overdue bill
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.
“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!)
Hellleeerrr @meralco ang lupit nyo naman na late lang ng ilang araw dahil sa sobrang busy sa work di agad naasikaso ang bill na kayang kaya konnman bayaran hello??? putol agad kung kelan nabayaran na after 1 hour??? walang pinag kaiba sa buwitre mga letse kayo!
— marietta subong (@pokwang27) September 13, 2018
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.
ay naku mam walang consideration po talaga, nareceive ko po ang notice of disconnection on the same date na pinutulan po ako… (nakuha ng kapitbahay ang notice kasi nasa work po ako) #workingsinglemom
— Margie (@kc_gabrielle) September 13, 2018
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.”
(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.)
Negosyo kasi,ganyan yan sila alerto masyasdo kapag malakihan ang bill na di nababayaran agad putol agad for another profit na na man.namemera kasi mga yan kapal ng mga mukha. Ang daming illegal na nakikikabit di man lang binusisi.
— wengcasaba (@RowenaCasaba) September 13, 2018
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!)
Andami naka jumper dyan mga illegal na nakikikabit ewan ko ba bakit mga nagbabayad ung lagi niyo ginigipit!!!
— badj 🇵🇭 (@dlrama) September 13, 2018
Meralco’s Twitter account replied, although it was not clear whether it addressed Pokwang or the netizen’s concern.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Pakibigay ang kumpletong pangalan ng violator/s, eksaktong address, pinakamalapit na palatandaan sa lugar at oras ng pag-i-illegal para magawan namin ito ng report. Thank you.
— MERALCO (@meralco) September 13, 2018
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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