Promise fulfilled: Vico Sotto brings electricity to Villa Cruzis


Residents of Villa Cruzis, Pasig can now enjoy cheaper electricity bills after Mayor Vico Sotto arranged for the installation of a power connection in their area.

Sotto recently graced the ceremonial lighting of lights in the community with representatives from One Meralco Foundation.

In a Facebook post, Sotto shared that he had been told about Villa Cruzis’ power woes way back during the campaign period for the 2019 elections.

“Hindi ako mahilig mangako, pero ang sabi ko sa kanya, kung manalo ako, gagawin namin ang lahat ng makakaya para mapailawan na ang komunidad na ito,” he said.

Sotto said he found out when he assumed post that right of way was the only issue barring Meralco from installing power connection in Villa Cruzis.

He said the local government quickly had the issue fixed since the street where the power connection will pass is publicly owned.

“Ilan buwan ang makalipas, ito na po tayo ngayon… sa tulong ng One Meralco Foundation at ng kanilang Community Electrification Program. Yung dating 20-30pesos per kWh sa sub-meter, bababa sa mga 9pesos na lang — legal at ligtas pa ang koneksyon,” Sotto shared.