By Ronnel W. Domingo
The islands of Leyte and Samar are totally cut off from the power grid while other major islands in the Visayas are experiencing brownouts in the aftermath of “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) that toppled 248 transmission towers and 318 poles across the region.
Millions of Filipinos filled cemeteries across the country on Friday, All Saints’ Day, to honor their dead in typically festive fashion despite appeals from the Catholic Church to keep the day solemn.
Police authorities here said they have strong suspicions the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) was behind the toppling of a major power line of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) on Thursday evening.
Our lines are safe even in the midst of a typhoon. Each tower is equipped with an automatic shut-off mechanism to prevent electric shock in the event of a fall-off.—National Grid Corp. of the Philippines spokesperson Cynthia Alabanza
By Mar S. Arguelles
This city was hit by daylong brownouts over the last two days lasting up to eight hours just as the Albay Electric Cooperative (Aleco) held a bidding to privatize the operations of the troubled cooperative amid protest by some consumers.
By Shiena M. Barrameda
The National Grid Corp of the Philippines (NGCP) has announced it is now ready to take on the growing demand for energy in the Bicol region after completing the expansion of the Naga City substation.
By Mar S. Arguelles
At exactly noon on Tuesday, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) cut off power in the entire province of Albay due to the failure of the Albay Electric Cooperative (Aleco) to pay its current bill for June amounting to P56 million, said Hazel Morallos, Aleco spokesperson.
By Juan Escandor Jr.
Ana Maria Miranda held back tears while narrating how her children at Monte Calvario Elementary School received their gifts from a power firm—backpacks with five notebooks and pencils.
By Frances Mangosing
, Riza T. Olchondra
The power outage that hit Metro Manila and nearby areas Tuesday night was restored within almost an hour, Meralco posted on Twitter.
The state-run Private Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (Psalm) has asked the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) to disconnect this city from the Luzon power grid due to unpaid debts amounting to P5 billion.
By Matikas Santos
The entire province of Camarines Sur experienced an outage Thursday afternoon due to an emergency shutdown of transmission facilities, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said.
The entire Camarines Sur will experience an eight-hour blackout on Wednesday to give way to maintenance work to its power supply system, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said on Monday.
By Amy R. Remo
Brownouts hit a large portion of Metro Manila and provinces in Luzon on Wednesday as six major power plants on the island went on unscheduled shutdowns, five days before the election on May 13. By Wednesday evening, three power plants had gone back online.