Not for the Nearsighted

The thing the person in the picture is pointing to in Tatalon, an urban poor community in Quezon City, is not a state-of-the art transformer or electric equipment. Those are actually electric meters of the households in the community. The meter reader from Meralco, the electric distribution utility, has to use a pair of binoculars to make the monthly reading. The residents, on the other hand, would not even know how much electricity they actually used and are being billed for.

Photo by Arkibong Bayan
Posted by Bulatlat
Vol VII, No. 16 May 27-June 2, 2007

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