DOE not convinced on NGCP’s ‘lightning’ reason as cause of recent Visayas blackout

Mae Fhel Gom-os 09/09/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — An official of the Department of Energy (DOE) said they did not officially accept the statement of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) that lightning caused the blackout which affected…

No vaccines destroyed in blackout, says DOH-7

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – All COVID-19 vaccines stored in cold storage facilities in Central Visayas were spared from damage when most parts of the region experienced a four-hour blackout on Friday evening, August 20. The regional office…

Police on heightened alert during blackout

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While many of us were in the comforts of our homes when the blackout hit shortly before midnight on Saturday, policemen in Cebu City were placed on heightened alert to discourage criminal activities…

Lightning strike blamed for blackout affecting parts of Cebu and the Visayas

Doris C. Bongcac 08/21/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Lightning was blamed for the blackout that affected parts of the Visayas, including Cebu Island, shortly before midnight on Friday, August 20. “A lightning strike to NGCP’s Cebu-Quiot-Colon line just before midnight last…

Blackout hits parts of Cebu, Bohol, Samar, Leyte

Philippine Daily Inquirer 08/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A massive power outage hit several parts of the Visayas on Friday night, August 20, according to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). The NGCP said the unscheduled power interruption, which…

New Singapore anti-terror law can order media blackout

AP 05/16/2018

SINGAPORE — A new law that gives the police special powers during terrorist attacks, including widely banning journalists and members of the public from reporting on the scene, took effect in Singapore on Wednesday. The law gives…

Tabuelan fire spark blackout

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/07/2017

At least two barangays in Tabuelan town, northwestern Cebu, suffered a blackout yesterday, after fire razed a house in Barangay Poblacion and destroyed an electric post. Barangays Poblacion and Putat had no electricity for more than half…

Mactan residents take blackout in stride

Norman V. Mendoza 04/09/2017

MOST residents of Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island flocked to malls, beaches and other places outside their homes after a whole day power outage was experienced on Sunday. The scheduled power interruption was well disseminated by Mactan…

13-hour blackout hits Bohol

Leo Udtohan 12/03/2016

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol- The province of Bohol is experiencing a 13-hour blackout on Saturday due to repairs being done to the province’s power source in Leyte, said an official of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines…

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