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.
Electricity was restored in Metro Manila areas affected by the power outage Wednesday, the Manila Electric Co. said in its advisory posted on its Facebook account.
By Matikas Santos
The precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines can run even during massive power outage, Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said Wednesday.
By Karen Boncocan
Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla downplayed fears of “sabotage” against the national and local elections on May 13 shortly after a power outage hit areas of Luzon, including Metro Manila Wednesday.
As Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, endured a town-wide power outage for the second day on Tuesday, residents tried to find ways to cope with the problem.
By Anselmo Roque
, Armand Galang
As soon as the clock struck noon on Monday, Gerardo Sator, a former employee of the local government of Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, knew his soft drinks business in the town would be dead for an indefinite period.
Many households in Abra counted down the minutes to 12:04 p.m. on Thursday when all lights went out—possibly for much longer than usual in the far-flung Cordillera province.
By Jani Arnaiz
MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte — Heavy rains hit Maasin City, causing a power outage in several towns in the province at around 6 p.m. Monday. As of 7 p.m., there were no reports of injuries or damage to properties as strong winds and heavy rains occurred for about 10 minutes. The Philippine Atmospheric, [...]
By Frances Mangosing
Officers of the military’s main headquarters at Camp Aguinaldo tried to restore electricity in three offices that have been languishing without power for over a month but were unsuccessful.
By Frances Mangosing
Three offices at the military’s main headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, including one of its busiest workplaces, have been languishing without power for more than a month now after a lightning struck the camp’s power transformers last May 4.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Business and tourism officials have expressed concern over the readiness of the Iloilo airport to cater to international flights after a blackout crippled the airport’s operations on Tuesday.
By Tina G. Santos
Several flights to and from Iloilo province were canceled on Tuesday due to power outage caused by a fire at the power plant of Iloilo International Airport.
By Rachel Arnaiz
The entire Samar island and central Leyte province started experiencing a 12-hour blackout at 6 a.m. on Sunday because of major repair being done on its transmission line.