A week before elections, Meralco announced that it is prepared for the May 13 polls, as more than 150 generator sets will be on standby on election day, to be carried by roving Meralco crews. These generator sets intend to provide basic lighting to polling and canvassing places in case of unexpected power interruptions. Around 300 floodlights will also be ready for deployment and use in case of emergencies, but Meralco also advises polling centers to bring backup lights as well as extra precautionary measure.
On May 13, Meralco will have on duty 300 responding crews, who will be working 24/7 to ensure that Meralco is prepared to respond to any eventualities.
Meralco also reminded those who will be manning the polling and canvassing centers to avoid plugging in unnecessary appliances to avoid overloading and octopus wiring. Meralco also advised the public to refrain from using balloons, firecrackers, confetti, and party poppers near overhead lines and facilities to avoid tripping and power interruptions.
Meralco announced that it has finished its inspection of polling and canvassing centers within its franchise area, and has already made the necessary recommendations to the respective school and building administrators to address potential problems.