By Julliane Love De Jesus
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.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
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.
Most areas of typhoon-hit Laguna province are now without power, said Governor Ramil Hernandez Wednesday.
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.
By Riza T. Olchondra
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.