The Department of Energy (DOE) said customers can pay their electricity bill by installments during the months under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
Based on the advisory released by the Energy Department, electric bills with due dates from March 15 can pay in installments for four months once the ECQ is lifted.
“Binigyan po natin sila ng panahon para bayaran (We gave them time to pay [the bills]) after the ECQ in four equal installments,” according to DOE Sec. Alfonso Cusi.
There will also be no additional fees for the consumers. According to Cusi, this is to ensure that consumers affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic won’t have difficulty in paying their bills.
“Para sa ganoon po naman, medyo hindi magipit ang ating mga kababayan sa pagbabayad nitong mga nakonsumong kuryente sa kanilang mga bahay-bahay po, (This is to not burden our fellowmen in paying the electricity they consumed in their homes)“AAC (with reports from Vincent Arboleda)
MANILA, Philippines – Oil companies have announced another price rollback on petroleum products this week to reflect the movement in the international oil market.
In separate advisories, Pilipinas Shell Corporation, Chevron Philippines Inc. (Caltex), and SEAOIL Philippines Inc. said they would slash prices for their gasoline, diesel and kerosene products by P0.35 per liter and P0.70 per liter and P0.75 per liter respectively.
Phoenix Petroleum Philippines and Petro Gaxx will also implement the same price cut except for kerosene which they do not carry.
The oil price rollback will take effect on Tuesday, April 7.
This is the fifth consecutive week that oil firms implemented price cuts.
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