We constructed a house in Muntinlupa. We have the necessary building permit. Unfortunately, the property is in a "looban" and therefore, a new MERALCO post would need to be installed by the entrance of the "looban". We have no issues with paying for the cost. However, MERALCO is advising us that we need to get the consent of our neighbor whose property is adjacent to the lot (this lot covers the entrance to the "looban" , and is part of our land title) where the MERALCO post will be installed. The construction of the post will in no way be on the neighbor's property, interfere in their use of their property, nor will it block any driveway. What legal authority/law requires us to obtain consent from a neighbor, a private citizen, to install a MERALCO post when he has no authority over the property where the post will be installed nor will the installation have any impact on his use/enjoyment of his property?
Thank you so much for your time!