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324 Albay villages still without electricity a month after ‘Glenda’


Over a month after Typhoon “Glenda” struck Bicol region, power restoration is continuing in Albay, with most of the rural areas still without electricity.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Power co-op to energize 50 schools in Benguet


For years, public schools in remote villages of Benguet province have relied on sunlight to illuminate their classrooms, as the terrain and bad roads have hampered power distributors from connecting power lines to their communities.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Rush power restoration in Albay, priests urge


Around 40 priests from municipalities and cities in the Diocese of Legazpi have expressed dismay at efforts to restore power by Albay Power and Energy Corp. (Apec), which has given priority to urban areas over rural areas in the province.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Power supply alert tagged gov’t fiction

The Luzon grid has enough generating plants to produce 12,790 megawatts of electricity of which 11,469 MW is considered dependable.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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 »