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Collection of household utilities in Oriental Mindoro suspended, says Gov. Dolor

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Residents of Oriental Mindoro can have a sigh of a relief fro now as the collection of their bills for household utilities will be suspended for a month.

Governor Humerlito Dolor said that he had already coordinated with the ORMECO and Calapan Water Works and asked them to suspend for the mean time the collection of fees while the Enhanced Community Quarantine is imposed.

The Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon was declared by President Rodrigo R. Duterte and it will last until April 14.

“Upang lalo pa nating mapaigting ang strict community quarantine at mabawasan ang galaw ng mga tao na posibleng maging sanhi ng paglaganap ng COVID-19, nakipag-ugnayan ako ngayon sa pamunuan ng ORMECO at ng Calapan Water Works upang pansamantalang isuspende ang pagkolekta ng mga bayarin ng mga consummers nila habang ang Enhanced Community Quarantine ay umiiral,” Governor Dolor said.

“Sa ilang sandali ay maglalabas na sila ng opisyal na Annoucement ukol dito. Paalala pong muli, hanggang maaari ay manatili lang tayong lahat sa ating mga tahanan maliban na lang kung talagang lubhang kinakailangan. Maraming salamat po,” he added.

Luzon is placed under enhanced community quarantine as the country grapples to arrest the rising number of coronavirus disease cases in the country.

A state of calamity has also been declared in the Philippines.