MANILA, Philippines - A netizen shared his experience where a Meralco post sudden fell and smashed their car. What's even worst is that the Meralco didn't even bother to help.
Meralco Told Victims Of Fallen Post That Help Will Arrive, No One Came
Oct 02, 2015 at 9:41 AM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events
Around 5pm, a netizen together with his friends where on their way to Beda. When in San Juan area while in a stop, they suddenly heard an earthquake sound and saw the post near them slowly falling.
He shouted "ATRAS MO ATRAS MO!!!" to his friend who was driving the car but it was too late.
10 seconds after the post fell, the fuse of the post started to catch fire. They immediately went out of the car as to not get caught from the live wires.
Few minutes after the incident, the Meralco came together with other response units such as the police. When they talked to one of the Meralco personnel on the incident, he said that a tow truck will arrive at 4PM to assist them with their vehicle. So they waited.
Past 6PM, still no tow truck on sight so decided to contact Atty. Francis of Meralco who gave them the contact number of Alexis Head of Legal to talk to. But when they tried to contact the number given to them, the phone line could not be reached. 8PM, still no tow truck arrived.
7 hours and waiting, they decided to contact Honda Cainta Branch and after an hour, a tow truck arrived to assist them.
Their frustation came wherein Meralco told them that a tow truck will arrive at 4PM to assist them but 7 hours later, still no tow truck showed. They waited for nothing that time but the good thing is that Honda Cainta Branch immediately provided assistance upon contacting them.
We would like to hear the side of Meralco as to why they were not able to assist these people whom they told that a tow truck will be there to assist them at 4PM.
"SHARE KO LANG TONG EXPERIENCE KO TODAY. MALAMAN NYO DIN ANG BAHO NG MERALCO.
5 kami ng mga friends ko na papunta ng Beda. Around 1pm. Malapit na kame, nasa San Juan area na kame. So while naka stop kame kasi kasi naabutan ng stop light. Pagstop na pag stop, since ako yung nasa rightside. Alerto kasi ako nakikita ko na na medyo gumagalaw ung poste. May narinig kame ng mga kaklase ko na parang lindol tapos parang onti onting bumabagsak ung poste. Sinigawan ko na yung kaklase ko na nag ddrive na "ATRAS MO ATRAS MO!!!" stoplight kasi kaya medyo nag alangan pa bago ireverse pero it was already late. Bumagsak na samen ung poste.
Mga 10 secs after bumagsak, Umapoy ung parang Fuse or malaking box ng poste. Sinigaw nung isa kong kaklase na "LABAS NA!!!" so kame takbuhan naman palabas, BUWIS BUHAY GINAWA NAMEN KASI NAKIPAG ILAGAN KAME SA MGA LIVE WIRE. After ilang minuto dun lng dumating mga response team, bumbero police, etc etc.
So eto na. Dumating na yung meralco, Akala ko naman iaapproach kami agad since Kotse ng ate ko at baka naman naisip nilang MUNTIK NA KAMI MAMATAY sa POSTE nila. Baka lng naman, After an hour kinausap na namen kung sino ang pwede kausapin doon at pinakausap ko na sa Bro-in-Law ko kasi kailangan namen magpamedical sa San juan medical center. Ang usapan daw nila ng kuya ko. "4PM" DAW may darating na tow truck. So nagexpect naman kame. 6PM na trny namen kausapin some certain Atty. Francis of Meralco (See 4th 5th Picture) 30 Mins later binigyan kame ng isa pang # ng certain Alexis Head of Legal daw. Na hindi naman matawagan. So ang REASON nila may certain "TECHNICALITIES" daw, ako naman. Ah okay, Muntik na kame mamatay tapos ayon pa rereason niyo? take note 1PM nangyare ang aksidente. Almost 8PM wala padin.
Ang Point dito is that NAGSABI SILA NG CERTAIN TIME. SO KAMI NAMAN TONG NGHINTAY. TAPOS 8PM MALALAMAN NAMEN WALA PALA MAG T-TOW nung sasakyan? BULLSHIT.
So tangena niyo MERALCO. Buti nalang trny na namen icontact ung HONDA Cainta Branch. Hopefully after an HOUR naTOW na agad yung kotse. Kaya nagpapasalamat ako sa HONDA sa serbisyo niyo. Kay God na hindi ako pinabayaan at BUHAY PARIN AKO AT MGA KAKLASE KO.
at para sa MERALCO. TANGENA NIYO!!!
LIKE AND SHARE NIYO NG MALAMAN NIYO KAGAGUHAN NILA."