Visayas Blackout

A 10-hour blackout swept the entire Visayas yesterday due to a reported fault in the transmission line of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines.

Affected were the islands of Panay, Guimaras, Cebu, Negros, Bohol, Siquijor, Leyte, Samar and Biliran. At 6PM yesterday, power was fully restored in Cebu, Leyte, Samar and Bohol; the Negros provinces, 65 percent, and Panay Island, 40 percent.

National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) principal engineer Glen Bulfa said there was a line tripping in one of the transmission lines connecting the Marshall sub-stations to the Tabango sub-station in Leyte and about 600 megawatts of power supply from Leyte was cut as a result.