outbrain
Close  

Western Visayas blackouts hit

By: - Correspondent / @nestorburgosINQ
/ 04:26 AM November 01, 2019

ILOILO CITY—Businesses in Western Visayas are seeking an explanation from electric suppliers, distributors and the transmission utility company for the two blackouts that hit the region this week.

“The blackouts significantly affected businesses and the economy,” said Donna Rose Ratilla, Western Visayas governor of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

ADVERTISEMENT

Two blackouts hit Panay Island and Guimaras within a span of about 15 hours since Tuesday evening until Wednesday, triggering public outrage.

The blackouts left the entire provinces of Antique, Aklan, Capiz, Guimaras and Iloilo without electricity. Parts of Negros Island were also affected by low and fluctuating voltage.

FEATURED STORIES

In a statement, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines said the 138-kilovolt Negros-Panay submarine cable tripped at 8:02 a.m. on Wednesday, causing the coal plants of Global Business Power Corp. in Iloilo City and Palm Concepcion Power Corp. in Concepcion town in Iloilo to trip as well.

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Aklan, antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, Western Visayas blackouts
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.