The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) took part in a Unity Walk held at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City in observance of the Electrical Safety Month. Organized by the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines (IIEE) in cooperation with the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the annual event held every May aims to raise public awareness on the significance of electrical safety.
Representing Meralco at the Unity Walk was the Meralco K-Ligtas (Kuryenteng Ligtas) Awards Organizing Committee led by its vice chairman Pol Leoncio and members Capt. Anthony Arroyo of BFP and Eugene Araullo of the Meralco Power Academy. K-Ligtas, the first awards program recognizing institutions with outstanding electrical safety programs and practices, is led by organizations who advocate electrical safety, namely, IIEE, BFP, UP College of Engineering, Department of Labor and Employment - Occupational Safety and Health Center, and Professional Regulation Commission-Board of Electrical Engineering.
Meralco fully supports initiatives that educate consumers on the proper use of appliances and gadgets so as to prevent and avoid accidents, as aptly reflected in the Unity Walk’s slogan “Electrical Safety Starts with Me.” The country’s largest power utility firm also encourages colleagues in the power industry to make safety a priority.