But comedian Ate Gay also has another complaint about his Meralco Bill.
A lot of netizens posted their complaints on social media about Meralco after receiving their electric bill.
Meralco decided to triple if not quadruple our electric bill, with no explanation other than "aircons consume more electricity because it's more hot this month" this goes for the entire Philippines, are we going to accept this thievery? Please spread the hashtag #MeralcoScam pic.twitter.com/sQcyLbU6kM
— Avery Paraiso (@AveryParaiso) June 26, 2020
We paid our bills for March, April & May. Then this June our bill is almost 3x of our average monthly bill. Yes, we consumed more electricity during the quarantine but oil prices went down 🤷♀️. Also, the taxes make the bill higher (but we have yet to see where these taxes go🤦🏻♀️)
— reese18 (@ner_reese18) June 26, 2020
I think the government should pay attention to how absurd Meralco bills are. We just received a 76k electricity bill and I have so many arguments how this shouldn’t be possible. #meralco
— Princess Asuncion (@Prncssasncn) June 25, 2020
Hello @meralco. We take responsibility and admit that the household electricity consumption will increase during the quarantine. But not to this extent! Why was our bill consolidated from January-June? Whereas, there were payments made already until April. No May & June billing. pic.twitter.com/dOWtFQe68H
— Carlo Centena (@CarloCentena) June 24, 2020
On May, another netizen also posted that a friend’s electric bill that reached 1.7 million in just one month that caught the attention of the other netizens online. Because of this, Meralco received criticism regarding the issue.
Meralco had investigated the issue and found out that the said bill reflected was owned by SM Development Corporation and not a residential area. The company also said that it would consider filing a case against the netizen who posted the photo of the bill online.
Amid the issue, Ate Gay had a different complaint about his electricity bill.
In his Instagram post, he shared a photo of his bill with the caption: “Grabe naman kayo Meralco bakit ang baba ng Bill koooooh! Maiba lang haha.“
Ate Gay’s post received funny reactions from the netizens. One said, “Na tawa ako “ANG LIWANAG NANG BUKAS“ (face with tears of joy emojis) Kasi sa iba nag dilim ang bukas nila.” Another said,“Baka ibinasi sa baba mo Ate Gay. Charot.”