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Scheduled power interruptions start

CEBU, Philippines — Starting today and for several days, the Visayan Electric Company will be implementing scheduled power interruptions in different areas of Metro Cebu to allow the repair or upgrading of power lines and similar facilities.

In its advisory, VECO said the interruption will allow them to upgrade facilities or repair damage caused by accidents such as vehicles or falling trees, or natural disasters such as lightning, floods, fires, and earthquakes.

“The power interruptions are scheduled and done every week, in different areas within our franchise. These are done to maintain, upgrade, and repair our facilities or cater to service requests from customers,” said Quennie Bronce, department manager of VECO’s Reputation Enhancement Department.

Bronce said the scheduled power interruptions in identified areas will be announced at least 48 hours ahead of the repairs as required by the Energy Regulatory Commission.

In the advisory, the power interruption today is for some portions of Barangay Mabolo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to facilitate upgrading of transformers.

On November 12, some areas in Barangay Banilad, both in Cebu City and Manda City, will have no power from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. to facilitate pole installation. On the same day from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. power interruptions is expected in barangays Catarman, Poblacion, Tayud, and Suba in Liloan town.

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There are no power interruptions scheduled for November 13.

On November 14 some portions of Cebu City and Mandaue City will be affected. From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., there will be no power in some areas of Barangay Sambag 2, particularly along Urgello Street and adjacent compounds.

From 11 a.m. to noon, there will be no power in some areas of Barangay Sambag 1, particularly along P. Del Rosario Street.

A separate power interruption is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in some areas of both barangays, particulary Tambis and Urgello streets, including the Southwestern University Alumni Foundation, Inc.

On the same day, an eight-hour power interruption is scheduled in some areas in barangays Guadalupe and Sapangdaku in Cebu City.

In Barangay Canduman, Mandaue City, the power interruption is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On November 15, power interruption is expected in some portions of Barangay Labangon from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and some portions of Barangay Talamban from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Finally, on November 16, power interruptions are to be expected in different areas in Cebu City.

From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., there will be no power in Barangay Zapatera along Sikatuna and Alcohol streets to facilitate replacement of overhead lines.

From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., another power interruption will be implemented in the same barangay, particularly along Sikatuna and D. Jakosalem streets, including a portion of Sitio Kaimito to facilitate load balancing.

Power interruption from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. is projected in some portions of Barangay Busay to facilitate the upgrading of transformers.

A three-hour power interruption from 9 a.m. to noon is also expected in Barangay Day-as to allow the removal of a transformer.

On the same day, power interruption from 11 a.m. to noon is expected along T. Padilla Street.

For a complete and detailed list of the addresses of these scheduled power outages, people can access VECO’s official Facebook page or call at 253-8326. (FREEMAN)

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