The Misamis Oriental-1 Rural Electric Service Cooperative, Inc (MORESCO-1) has urged the public to report pilferers and illegal power connections to stop electricity theft.
MORESCO-1, in an advisory released this week, launched its “Bantay-Boltahe” program, as an info campaign for Policy To Reward Tipster For Pilferage Activities Having Differential Billing Computations; where tipsters will receive rewards should their report on power pilferage operations turned out positive.
An amount of P500.00 per confirmed and processed report submitted by any regular employees of the coop, except for those who form part of the Energy Recovery Team of the Coop.
An amount of P1,000.00 per confirmed and processed report submitted by any outsource or contractual employees of MORESCO-1 and any persons who have personal knowledge of the said violations.
The rewards shall cover per account or connection. Should the person report several accounts and confirmed to be positive after due process, each account shall bear a reward.
MORESCO-1 assured that reports will be strictly confidential. THIS REWARD WILL COVER ONLY THOSE REPORTED PILFERAGES HAVING DIFFERENTIAL BILLING COMPUTATIONS.
Illegal activities under Republic Act 7832, or the Anti-Electric Transmission Lines/Materials Pilferage Act of 1994, include electric tamper, jumper, flying connections, use of a current reversing transformer, illegal transfer of meter, shorting or shunting of wire in meter socket, use of loop connection, and destroying of meter, equipment, wire and conduit.
Violators will face imprisonment of six to 12 years, a fine of P10,000 to P20,000, payment of differential billing in the last five years, and surcharges.
For tips, you may call Customer Welfare Officers (CWOs) of any of these Service Areas:
Talakag Service Area (TSA)
Laguindingan Service Area (LSA)
Manticao Service Area (MSA)
Opol Service Area (OSA)
Canitoan Sub-Office (CSO)
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REMEMBER THAT BEING GRID GUARDIANS IS A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY