Still no power for a lot of Albay households


A vast majority of residents in the first and third districts of Albay are still without electricity nearly three weeks after typhoon “Nina” struck the region.

An advisory from the Albay Power and Energy Corporation (APEC) over the weekend bared that a measly 18 percent of District 1 has been re-powered.

It said that the Tabaco Substation is now feeding power to both the Tabaco and Malilipot town proper.

As for District 3, only 20 percent of it has electrify.

The advisory was shared on Facebook by Mayor Ann Gemma Ongjoco of Guinobatan, one of the harder hit areas.

Nina, described as the strongest typhoon to hit Bicol since “Reming” in 2006, made landfall on the region on Christmas Day, December 25. Some 200,000 households across its six provinces lost electrical service.

Although District 2 in Albay had most of its power lines intact, the same could not be said of the other two districts and thus APEC was hard-pressed to finish its restoration efforts well into the rest of the holidays.

“We are asking for the cooperation of the residents to prevent intervention on electrical distribution lines by unauthorized personnel,” APEC said in its advisory.#