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6-hour rotating brownouts hit Metro Manila, nearby provinces anew

Filipinos shelter under umbrellas during a downpour a day after strong winds from Typhoon Rammasun toppled several electric posts and infrastructures in it's path in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines, Thursday, July 17, 2014. Parts of the capital and some provinces remain without power after Typhoon Rammasun barreled through northern Philippines leaving dozens of people dead and forcing more than half a million people to flee its lethal wind and rains, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) said on Friday that a five- to six-hour rotating brownout would still affect some residents in Metro Manila and nearby provinces two days after typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun) battered the country and damaged most power lines in Luzon.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Meralco: Power fully restored in Metro by Friday night

A powerline post destroyed by strong winds at the height of Supertyphoon Glenda in Noveleta, Cavite. EDWIN BACASMAS

Power will be fully restored in Metro Manila by Friday and only 4 percent will remain without electricity in other typhoon-ravaged franchise areas of the Manila Electric Co. by then, Meralco senior vice president Alfredo Panlilio said Thursday.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No power in most areas of Laguna, says governor

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Most areas of typhoon-hit Laguna province are now without power, said Governor Ramil Hernandez Wednesday.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Nueva Ecija seen as hydropower capital of PH

The government is eyeing Nueva Ecija province as the country’s capital for mini-hydropower plants, as the Philippine National Oil Co. Renewables Corp. (PNOCRC) and the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) join hands to establish small plants along the irrigation agency’s main canals here.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Power outage seen; consumers urged to save electricity


The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) on Friday announced there would be rotating one-hour power outages on Saturday, possibly starting 9 a.m. in various parts of its franchise area.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »