Palace says electricity in Aghon-hit areas will be restored soon

Palace says electricity in Aghon-hit areas will be restored soon

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 04:09 PM May 27, 2024

Palace says electricity in Aghon-hit areas will be restored soon

A car is damaged after a more than 100 years old Acacia tree in front of the Minor Basilica and Parish of St. John the Baptist in Taytay, Rizal, fell on on May 26, 2024, while the Sunday Mass was being held inside the church. According to a statement from the parish, the tree gave way due to a combination of old age and inclement weather caused by Tropical Storm Aghon. INQUIRER/LYN RILLON

MANILA, Philippines — Electricity supply will soon return in areas affected by Typhoon Aghon (international name, Ewiniar), Malacañang said Monday.

According to the Presidential Communications Office (PCO), the Department of Energy gave assurance that power distributors were working to fix the problem and restore electricity to affected localities.


Based on a situational report of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, 52 areas were left without electricity as Aghon lashed parts of Luzon and Visayas over the weekend.


READ: Conserve electricity as Typhoon Aghon batters parts of PH, says DOE

As of this writing, brownout still prevails in six areas of the Mimaropa region.

“The administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. assured the public on Monday that electricity supply will soon be restored in areas affected by Typhoon Aghon after damaged power lines were fixed by power distributors and local governments,” the PCO said in a statement.

READ: NDRRMC says Aghon affected at least 19,350 people as of May 27

The same statement released by the PCO on Monday quoted Energy Undersecretary Felix William Fuentebella as saying in mixed English and Filipino during a press briefing: “The Task Force on Energy Resiliency has also been monitoring the efforts of the plants that have returned. So the lines need to be synchronized.”

Aghon has affected the eastern portion of the country, which includes Quezon, Aurora, and Rizal, among others.

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