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‘Ruby’ disrupts power services in S. Luzon, Visayas


Power went out in several provinces in the Southern Tagalog region or Calabarzon, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, and Western Visayas as Tropical Storm Ruby (international codename: Hagupit) slowly made its way through the Philippines.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Outages surprise north Luzon folk

BEACH WATCH Two children stroll on a beach in Magallanes town, Sorsogon province, as waves batter the shore just hours before Typhoon “Glenda” made landfall in the Bicol region. MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

As areas spared by Typhoon “Glenda” in Northern Luzon are forced to deal with power outages, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is looking for answers to address complaints from irate residents.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DOE refutes senator’s allegation of widespread blackouts in 2015


Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla on Monday countered Senator Sergio Osmeña III’s claim that there would be pervasive power outages next year.

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Enough power in Luzon, but not in other areas

REPRESENTATIVES of the Department of Energy, Grid Management Committee, generation companies and local distribution utilities attend the Visayas leg of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines’ tabletop blackout simulation drill on April 30 in Cebu City.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Electric consumers in Luzon will continue to enjoy a large power reserve but those in the Visayas and Mindanao are likely to continue suffering from power shortage, according to the country’s lone transmission company.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Luzon power outages start


Rotating power interruptions temporarily hit portions of the Luzon grid on Friday, including parts of the Manila Electric Co.’s (Meralco) franchise area, due to a drop in energy supply.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »