Meralco customers in Metro areas, nearby provinces hit by power outages
MANILA, Philippines–Power distributor Manila Electric Co. said Tuesday afternoon that an estimated 125,012 of its customers in Metro Manila and nearby provinces experienced power outages as of 12 noon.
Meralco spokesman Joe Zaldarriaga said in a phone interview that the 125,102 customers make up about 2.38 percent of the power distributor’s customer network.
The outages, Zaldarriaga said, was because the power distributor “de-energized” electricity lines in heavily-flooded areas “to prevent untoward incidents.”
Affected areas were in Metro Manila and in the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal.
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.