Meralco to award brightest, best decorated homes

THE Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the country’s largest power distributor, is bent to share the spirit of hope and benevolence through various activities that it had lined up for this Yuletide season.

Among these projects and programs is Meralco’s annual “Maliwanag ang Pasko” Christmas décor and lighting campaign.

Initiated in 2005, the Maliwanag ang Pasko (MaP) campaign was initially a drive that encourages Meralco’s residential customers to light up and decorate their homes to spread the beauty, joy and brilliance of Christmas to their neighborhoods and communities.

Through the years, the campaign grew and blossomed to a program deeply-rooted in the cherished values of Christmas – charity and selflessness.

Under the theme of “Unity” or Pagkakaisa, this year’s campaign again calls on to Meralco customers to unite and brighten up their homes and spread the brightness and warmth of Christmas.

For this year’s campaign, Meralco will recognize the brightest and best decorated homes all over the Meralco franchise. This year, nine promising households will be chosen and will be awarded P25,000 each. As with the past years, Meralco will donate the same amount to chosen partner charitable institutions.

For this year, the partner charitable institutions include Caritas Manila, Laura Vicuna Foundation and Childhope Asia.

There is also a possibility that Meralco will be able to elevate three households to Hall-of-Fame status for winning in the competition for five years.

Among these winners are homeowners from fabled Policarpio Street in Mandaluyong City, Ms. Norma Lim and Mr. Domingo Dalisay. Policarpio Street has been a well-known spot during the Yuletide season as most homeowners along the street adorn their homes in the most creative and attractive Christmas decorations.

Another awardee is Mr. Alberto Amario of Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City. All of them have won awards since the MaP campaign was established. If these households win again this year, they will be ushered in to the Maliwanag ang Pasko Hall-of-Fame.

Interested parties can join the campaign by calling the MaP hotline (1-800-10MaPasko or 1-800-10-6272756 for provincial entries and 885-7049 for greater Manila customers) or by logging on the MaP website (


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