First Posted 08:30:00 02/19/2015
8:40 AM Feb. 19, 2014: Power restored in Biliran at 8:40 a.m.
The whole of Central and Eastern Visayas, except for Negros Oriental, has had no electricity since 1:40 a.m. Thursday. Feb. 19, 2015 after a power plant in Leyte that supplies power to the Visayas shut down.
Betty Martinez, spokesperson of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, said in a text message that a change of system at the Tongonan Geothermal Power plant in Tongonan, Leyte triggered an automatic power failure.
The NGCP did not say when electricity in the affected regions would be fully restored.
Power outage since 1:45 a.m. today. Ormoc SS, D1, VOM, 19Feb/0145H; Total power blackout; awaiting from RCC for restoration. RA Ariosa.
Power interruption in parts of Visayas
19 Feb 2015 NGCP MEDIA ADVISORY. Power loss was experienced in Cebu-Bohol-Leyte-Samar areas at 1:45AM today. Gradual restoration process has begun starting in Cebu, to follow in Leyte-Samar and Bohol. Updates to follow
A total blackout was experienced in the Leyte-Samar subgrid @ around 01:45 am, Feb 19. On-going assessment by the NGCP. – BILECO