Fact check: Meralco to ‘cut off’ power due to Typhoon Tisoy

Fact check: Meralco to ‘cut off’ power due to Typhoon Tisoy

- A text message has been spreading around claiming that Meralco will be cutting off power due to Typhoon Tisoy

- The said text message was also reposted on social media and circulated online

- However, it has been reported that the claim was false and misleading the public

- Meralco said that they will not shut off electricity over unaffected areas

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A message sent via SMS (text message) has been reposted on social media and claimed that Manila Electric Company (Meralco) will be “cutting power” due to Typhoon Tisoy.

However, KAMI learned that the claim was misleading.

In a report by Rappler, the text message started going around on Monday, December 2, right before the typhoon made its landfall.

“From someone who works in Meralco: Hi guys. Charge na lahat ng pwedeng ma-charge. Signal no. 2 na ang metro manila at calabarzon. Pag lumakas hanggin magpapatay meralco ng power for the safety of the public,” it read in the text message.

Fact check: Meralco to ‘cut off’ power due to Typhoon Tisoy

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Rappler also reported that Meralco has posted on social media that it has been monitoring Typhoon Tisoy and will not “shut off” power to unaffected areas.

“#TisoyPH Advisory: Meralco is continuously monitoring typhoon Tisoy and we are anticipating that some areas of our franchise may be affected. Please note that WE WILL NOT shut off power to any unaffected area,” it said in the tweet.

However, Meralco clarified that they will only shut off electricity in areas affected by “emergency line trouble.”

“Hi there! Please note that we will only shut off electricty in areas affected by emergency line trouble. Continue to check our FB and twitter pages for updates,” Meralco said in a different tweet.

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Meralco has advised the people to follow safety tips on using appliances and electrical devices just in case there will be flooding.

As previously reported by KAMI, classes and work have been suspended on December 3, 2019, due to inclement weather.

Typhoon Tisoy has already made its landfall over Sorsogon province. While it has slightly weakened, Typhoon Tisoy will remain “powerful.”

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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