NGCP: 15-hour total power interruption in Bohol on August 20

Leo Udtohan 08/14/2022

TAGBILARAN CITY – Boholanos will experience a 15-hour total power interruption next Saturday, August 20, for the energization of towers that were damaged by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) in December 2021. In its advisory, the National…

NGCP: 6 temporary towers near completion to restore power in Bohol after ‘Odette’

Leo Udtohan 02/09/2022

UBAY, Bohol — The island of Bohol will be energized on Feb. 15 or earlier after the temporary towers erected by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) near completion. Betty Martinez, spokesperson of NGCP, said…

#VotePH2022: COVID, power woes loom as poll concerns

Donna Pazzibugan, Karl R. Ocampo 01/19/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Not only the ongoing surge in COVID-19 infections but also the thin power supply in the summer months may impact preparations for the May 9 elections, officials said on Tuesday. With the three-month-long printing…

NGCP: Cebu has power, distribution up to Visayas Electric

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said  that power is already in Cebu.  Ma. Rosette Martinez, NGCP officer-in-charge for government relations, told Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama in a meeting that…

Power back in 10 areas in north Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Electricity is back in several localities in northern Cebu. The Cebu Electric Cooperative Inc. II (Cebeco II) on December 20 announced that power is fully restored in at least 10 areas in northern…

Partial power in a week? NGCP, Visayan Electric assure Cebu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/18/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and Visayan Electric assured Cebuanos that power will be up in some areas within a week. In a meeting with Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia…

We need power – Cebu City Mayor Rama tells NGCP

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 12/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City needs power as soon as possible. This was the message of Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to hasten the rehabilitation of the…

NGCP shares safety tips

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 10/12/2021

Electricity is now considered an essential need. We can’t do our daily tasks if we are without a power supply. Even before the pandemic started, we rely on electricity for our business, entertainment, and even communication needs.…

Bohol hit by 14-hour brownout

Leo Udtohan 10/03/2021

TAGBILARAN CITY, Philippines — The province of Bohol experienced a 14-hour power interruption on Saturday, October 2. Power was shut down at 6 a.m. and is expected to be restored at 6 p.m. In an advisory, the…

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…

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…

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