Basic services returning to normal
Power, telecom services restored
MANILA – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) reported today that power transmission operations in Luzon have resumed as they successfully completed the restoration of lines affected by Typhoon “Ulysses.”
In a statement released late this afternoon, the normalization of power transmission operations in Luzon came after the final two affected lines, the Carig-Solana-Tabuk 69kV line segment and Real-Infanta 69kV line segment were restored Monday afternoon, Transmission services in other affected areas are back to normal operations.
The remaining Ligao-Polangui 69kV line serving parts of the APEC franchise area has been reported and awaiting confirmation from APC before energization.
NGCP said it has continuously monitored weather disturbances and has prepared its CMC should there be any threat to its transmission facilities.
Incidentally, Globe Telecom said they have fully restored its voice, text and internet services in Albay Province, one of the provinces hit hardly by Typhoon “Rolly.”
In a statement, Globe said their customers in the area may now access mobile and data services for their critical communication needs. Their operations teams have been hurdling bad weather and are working round-the-clock to ensure severely affected cell sites are restored in remaining areas affected by “Rolly.”
They have restored full services in Abra, Apayao, Aurora, Bataan, Batanes, Batangas, Benguet, Bulacan, Cavite, Ifugao, Isabela, Kalinga, Laguna, La Union, Marinduque, Masbate, Metro Manila/National Capital Region, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Sorsogon, Tarlac and Zambales. (Melo M. Acuña)