UPDATE: ‘Power back in 60% of Metro Wednesday afternoon’

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Power in approximately 60 percent of Metro Manila, cut by Typhoon Glenda’s fierce winds, will be fully restored by Wednesday afternoon, energy officials assured.

The assurance came from the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines’ (NGCP) and the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco).

Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla said electricity in Central and Northern part of Metro Manila is expected to be back at around 5 p.m.

Petilla identified the areas to be initially energized as the cities of Makati, Manila, Quezon, the areas along Ortigas Ave., Alabang in Muntinlupa City, parts of Sucat in Parañaque City and Rizal province.


He said the northern and southern sections of Metro Manila will be the first to be energized since power plants in the north were not affected by the typhoon.

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