THE Bacolod City Council approved a resolution appealing to Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco), Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa), PLDT, Globe Telecom, Smart Philippines and all other utilities in the city to suspend disconnections due to the recent declaration of modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).
The resolution, authored by Councilor Simplicia Distrito, aims to allow the financial recovery of their subscribers who were financially burdened during this pandemic.
Distrito said the city was placed under several quarantine protocols that severely affected jobs and businesses of constituents.
“Without business, our constituents will have no income to pay for their utilities and if they have something to pay, they could not do it on time due to the suspension of public transportation,” she added.
Distrito noted that giving this allowance to constituents who subscribed to these utilities will certainly be a big help since most of them are already pressed on so many problems.
“This august body appeals to the utilities in the City of Bacolod to empathize with our constituents by suspending disconnections, probably until the end of the year, so that they can recover and to prevent them from worrying of settling their bills as soon as possible,” Distrito said.