No power for 1 week in quake-hit areas


Energy officials on Friday said that the power outage in the provinces of Bohol, Samar, Biliran and Southern Leyte and parts of Leyte might last for a week or two after Thursday’s powerful earthquake rocked Eastern Visayas.


The 6.5-magnitude quake near Kananga town and centered northeast of Ormoc City cracked buildings, roads and the city’s airport runway, killing at least two people and injuring scores of others.


The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said the islands of Cebu, Negros, and Panay “may also suffer occasional” service interruptions because the power plants in Leyte had been shut down for damage assessment.


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