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Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula experience power outage

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines – Northern Mindanao and the Zamboanga Peninsula experienced an hours-long power outage on Thursday, November 8.  Bukidnon, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay had no power starting 10:38 am on Thursday. Power was restored in most areas early Thursday afternoon. Mae Roselle Curiano, spokesperson of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines Mindanao Systems operations said the NGCP “monitored a grid disturbance which resulted in a loss of power affecting the Northwestern and Northeastern Mindanao.”  The NGCP said in a statement that an initial report showed “that intentional toppling of vegetation under the Baloi-Agus 2 transmission line resulted in the loss of power over vast areas in Northeastern and Northwestern Mindanao.”  NGCP urges all stakeholders and host communities to safeguard its lines and respect right-of-way (ROW) clearances, it added. The NGCP said that it completed restoration of all transmission services at 1:56 pm, except for the Agus 2-Baloi line, which is still being cleared of the intentionally toppled vegetation. All grid loads/grid connected utilities are restored and operating under normal conditions, it added. –

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