BUSECO resumes disconnections
Time to pay up. Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative (BUSECO) has formally announced the resumption of their disconnection processes as well as regular collections on October 1, 2020.
BUSECO also admitted that their collection has drastically dropped.
In a September 15, 2020 advisory, BUSECO told its member-consumer-owners that the resumption is “with due consideration that cooperative’s obligations to power suppliers are already due as payment extensions given by Power Suppliers to BUSECO is already terminated.” (sic)
“With the grace period extended to our MCOs and the non-imposition of disconnection since March 2020, our collection has drastically dropped. BUSECO is duty-bound to pay its monthly obligations promptly to ensure continuous supply of electricity from its power suppliers. In order to achieve this, everyone is also encouraged to settle unpaid balances on time.”
BUSECO suspended its regular collection and disconnection policies after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the entire country under the National State of Health Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
BUSECO also earned the ire of many Bukidnon residents after numerous complaints of spiked electricity bills. The issue even reached the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.