/ 12 July 2021

In any crisis, partnerships with vital government agencies to promote safety and economic growth are essential for the country to develop and transition to the New Normal.

That is why my readers can expect a stronger effort from companies like Meralco to prevent fires caused by and profiteering through illegal connections, and speed up the energization of homes, buildings, and other establishments.

For example, in order to better serve its customers and the general public, Meralco signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) with the Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

Through the landmark agreement, the power distributor, together with its partner agencies, will tackle illegal connections and the issues caused by these, as well as improve the process of obtaining the Certificate of Final Electricity Inspection (CFEI) required for energization.

Despite these challenging, tumultuous times, the country finds itself powering through steadily and optimistically—and companies like Meralco are helping light that path, balancing continuity of service with compassion.

Also, in line with this, the MVP Group of Companies last June 14 showed solidarity with the national government and other members of the private sector, with the ceremonial start of the vaccination rollout for the A4 sector.

Spearheaded by the vaccination cluster of the National Task Force Against COVID-19 in partnership with Taskforce T3 (Test, Trace, and Treat), the commitment event symbolized the collective goal to achieve population protection for NCR+ before the year ends.

Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings Inc. (MPHHI) Chief Operating Officer Dr. Jeffrey Staples represented the MVP Group of Companies.

“Among the first to get inoculated in Metro Pacific Hospitals were those from participating facilities under the Ingat Angat Bakuna Lahat partnership, which reached worker vaccination rates of up to 98% in March 2021,” said Dr. Staples.