APEC cuts off electric service of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation – Legazpi
Legazpi City, Jan 9 — Albay Power and Energy Corporation finally disconnected the electric service to the entire campus of Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation in Barangay Rawis here, on Wednesday at about 10 o’clock in the morning.
The disconnecting team of linemen from the power retailer was reinforced by a security detail from the local police force numbering about 20 officers.
Discharged employees of ALECO kept watchful eyes on the proceedings.
Three legal officers of the college offered settlement terms and negotiation options but to no avail.
The disconnection operations lasted for about 2 hours. as the APEC team cut off the main service line from the post and made sure that the college will not be able to reconnect the service afterwards.
The school now has limited power supply from its standby generator which is not enough to power all the facilities including laboratories and simple office transactions.
The management of Mariners claim that APEC’s move was illegal since there was no prior or advance notice of disconnection.
Meanwhile, service areas in the first district of Albay province is in power blackout while the 2nd district will have no electric service beginning on the 15th of this month. Sources said that the National Power Corporation has ordered the power interruption for failure of APEC in the settlement of outstanding bills.
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