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Meralco: 1-hour power outages to hit Metro Manila, nearby provinces

June 22, 2012 9:04am

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Citing "limited" power supplies, power distributor Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) on Friday announced one-hour rotating brownouts in Metro Manila and nearby provinces it is servicing.

Meralco's Dina Lomotan said the one-hour rotating power outages for the day are scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m., and from 1 to 2 p.m.

"Magkakaroon ng brownout sa ilang residential, commercial at industrial customers," she said in an interview on dzBB radio.

The announcement came a day after the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) went on yellow alert due to low power reserves for Luzon.

But the NGCP allayed fears of a major power outage in Luzon.

Lomotan said the 10 to 11 a.m. outage may cover:

- areas in Batangas, Bulacan and Cavite
- Quiapo, Sampaloc, Sta. Cruz, Tondo in Manila
- La Loma and some parts of Quezon City

The brownouts from 1 to 2 p.m. may include:

- Bacoor, Dasmariñas, Gen. Trias, Imus and Kawit in Cavite
- Caloocan, Las Piñas, Pasig, and Quezon Cities.

— LBG, GMA News
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