I know the lack of electricity for the past days can be very inconvenient for those of you whose lives seemingly depend on your gadgets, appliances and social media presence, but as much as I would like to respect your right to complain as paying consumers (and tolerate this human technological dependence), I cannot stand to keep my silence as you go on expressing your unenlightened and uninformed criticisms in anger. It pains me to read comments like these on Social Media:
It pains me not because they are true but because it’s sad how so many do not understand (and refuse to understand) how the power supply chain works. What is even more frustrating is, the less people know where electricity essentially comes from, the more they condemn the system. Doesn’t that make your criticisms and rants invalid?
Having witnessed the recent surge of consumer anger toward Distribution Utilities (such as Meralco and Local Electric Coops) due to the power outage caused by typhoon Glenda, I am making it my personal mission to enlighten and educate everyone about the basics of our country's power supply chain – in an attempt to address complaints.
Many have attempted to explain it through various mediums but the masses (even the elites) seem to still have not picked it up – maybe because it’s hard to understand or they refuse to understand, I don’t know. I’ve been a basher and hater in the past as well, but after working in the power industry for the past months and trying to understand the system, I now know better than to complain and post angry unenlightened comments (like, p*tangina mo Meralco ibalik mo kuryente namin!) on cyberspace.