Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. is extending for another 30days the due date of electricity bills falling due within the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) period, from September 8 to 30, 2020.
In its FB post, the electric cooperative said that extension of payment is applicable only to Member-Consumer-Owners (MCOs) of Bacolod City where MECQ was implemented.
After the grace period, if still unsettled, MCOs can still pay in three installments. This payment installment scheme will be reflected in the next bill. No interest, penalties and fees shall be charged to bills being paid during the extended grace period.
However, MCOs who are capable to pay their bills in full within the original due dates are highly encouraged to do so.
The extended grace period is in consonance with the “BAYANIHAN TO RECOVER AS ONE ACT – Directing all institutions providing electric, water, telecommunications and other similar utilities to implement a minimum of 30-day grace period for the payment of utilities falling due within the period of ECQ or Modified Enhance Community Quarantine (MECQ) without incurring interest, penalties and other charges: Provided, that after the grace period, unpaid residential, Micro-Small, Medium Enterprise (MSME) and cooperatives utility bills may be settled on a staggered basis payable in not less than three (3) monthly installments.”
Unpaid bills however, not falling due within the MECQ period, are not covered by the extended grace period and installment payment scheme. MCOs are therefore encouraged to settle such unpaid bills to avoid the inconvenience brought about by Disconnection.
Bills can be paid at CENECO Main and Sub-offices, Robinsons Collection Center, ALVIO Collection Centers, SM, Collecting Banks or through online.