Zamcelco observes long collection holidays PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 15:23

By FERDIE RODRIGUEZ

 

Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Zamcelco) is taking a five-day reprieve (Sunday included), starting today (December 30), from collecting payments from electric consumers, whose due dates fall within December 30, 2015, to January 3, 2016, respectively.

Zamcelco OIC-General Manager Edgardo Ancheta said the rreprieve is intended  to let coop employees, especially those whose day-to-day nature of work, have to do with payment collections, documentations, human resource, and other administrative matters, enjoy the yuletide season.

Ancheta however said Zamcelco engineering employees would continue to render duties even during holidays, “subject to personnel’s schedule arrangements”.

He said, that since all Zamcelco collection outlets will be closed from December 30, 2015 to January 2, 2016, “all electric consumers, whose payment due fall within these dates, must settle their account on Monday, January 4, 2016, to avoid paying the 5% surcharge”.

While predicting a heavy influx of people, who would be rushing to settle their electric bills Monday, next week, Ancheta said, that tellers would be at their respective posts, especially, in Zamcelco main office in Putik, Sta Maria and San Jose Gusu collection outlets, as early as 7:00 o’ clock in the morning, to start collecting payments, until 5:00 o’ clock in the afternoon.

“Our policy stands, that lining-up payees who are already inside Zamcelco compound or within the prescribed perimeters of our other collection outlets just as the clock hits 5pm on that day, will have to be served by our on-duty tellers”, assures Ancheta.

Meanwhile, Ancheta also announced that effective January 2016, Zamcelco’s Talon-talon collection outlet will be permanently closed.

This, amid expiration of their contract with the building’s owner.

The OIC-general manager advises electric consumers, who are accustomed to paying their bills in Talon-talon outlet, to instead go to the nearest collection outlet, which is either in Security Bank, along Veterans Avenue, or those located at the downtown area. (Ferdie Rodriguez/Zamcelco PIO)