Leyte, Samar still without power

David Lozada

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Power is back in some provinces affected by super typhoon Yolanda, but the hardest-hit areas are still in darkness

POWERLESS. Most areas in Tacloban City, Leyte still have no electricity due to the damage caused by typhoon Yolanda. Photo by Rupert Ambil/ Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) reported Sunday, November 10 that power has been restored in some provinces affected by typhoon Yolanda (international codename Haiyan).

But the company said the hardest-hit areas are still in darkness.

According to an NGCP report released 2 pm, transmission lines and facilities in parts of Laguna, Batangas, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Iloilo and Zamboanga del Sur have been successfully restored.


Transmission line

Time restored


Calaca-Binan Line

Nov. 9, 4:01am


Bolbok – Concepcion Line

Batangas – Lipa Line

Batangas – Roasio Line

Batangas – PLB – Holcim Line

Calaca – Taal Line

Nov. 9, 9:34am

Nov. 9, 11:45am

Nov. 9, 10:07am

Nov. 9, 12:50pm

Nov. 9, 12:11pm


Cebu – Quiot Line

Cebu – Mandaue Line 2

Colon – Samboan Line

Compostella – Medellin

Compostela – Consolacion

Nov. 9, 8:33am

Nov. 9, 7:59am

Nov. 9, 3:44pm

Nov. 9, 3:15pm

Nov. 9, 4:18pm


Amlan – Pal Line 2

Amlan – Palimpinon Line 1

Bacolod – Cadiz Line

Amlan – Mabinay Line 2

Mabinay – Kabangkalan Line 1

Nov. 9, 8:44am

Nov. 9, 6:04am

Nov. 9, 6:38am

Nov. 9, 7:36am

Nov. 9, 7:45am

Negros Occidental

Kabankalan – Sipalay

Bacolod – San Enrique

Nov. 9, 4:30pm

Nov. 9, 11:47am

Negros Oriental

Samboan – Amlan Line 1

Amlan – AHEP

Nov. 9, 3:07pm

Nov. 9, 10:13am


PEDC – Sta Barbara Line 2

Dingle – Barotac Viejo Line 2

Nov. 9, 11:31am

Nov. 9, 11:40am


Dingle – Pototan – Janiuay Line

Dingle – PDPP2 Line 1 & 2

Sta. Barbara – PEDC Line 1

Sta. Barbara – PEDC Line

Sta. Barbara – ILECO 1

Sta. Barbara – Baldoza

Barotac – Dingle Line 2

Bacolod – Barotac Viejo

Nov. 9, 3:11pm

Nov. 9, 11:12pm

Nov. 9, 1:24pm

Nov. 9, 11:31am

Nov. 9, 3:50pm

Nov. 9, 1:18pm

Nov. 9, 1:26pm

Nov. 9, 11:40am

Zamboanga del Sur

Sta. Clara – Sirawai

Nov. 9, 8:52am


There’s still no power in Leyte, Samar and many parts of Bohol, however. The provinces were badly devastated by the typhoon and NGCP said the “estimated time of restoration for the areas cannot be determined yet.”

According to a report by state-run Philippine News Agency, NGCP personnel are “currently conducting aerial and ground patrols to inspect and assess the impact of the typhoon” in said provinces.

NGCP also said it is ensuring that hardware materials and supplies necessary for the repair of damaged facilities are available.

Many provinces in Visayas were plunged into darkness as monster winds brought by Yolanda toppled transmission towers and destroyed power lines.

Yolanda, one of world’s strongest typhoons recorded, struck the Philippines Friday, November 8, decimating entire towns. The death toll from the typhoon could soar well over 10,000, local officials warned Sunday.

Electric coops in Iloilo, Guimaras

NGCP said on its Twitter account that sub-transmission lines serving Guimaras Electric Cooperative, Inc. (GUIMELCO), Iloilo I Electric Cooperative Inc. (ILECO I) and Iloilo II Electric Cooperative Inc. (ILECO II) were repaired Saturday, November 9.

ILECO I provides electricity to the entire 1st district and some parts of the 2nd district of Iloilo province, including the municipalities of Oton, Guimbal, Cabatuan, Maasin, Laganes, Igbaras, Tigbauan, San Joaquin, Tubungan, Miagao, San Miguel, Alimodian, Pavia and Leon.

ILECO II, on the other hand, caters to New Lucena, Zarraga, Calinog, Janiuay, Dingle, Passi, Bingawan, Dumangas, Lambunao, Pototan, Mina, San Enrique and Barotac Nuevo in Iloilo.

Meanwhile, GUIMELCO services the province of Guimaras and the Ave Maria and Naburul island. – Rappler.com


Get the latest info on the status of areas affected by typhoon Yolanda (international codename: Haiyan).

Help the victims of Yolanda. Visit Rappler’s list of ongoing relief operations in your area. Tell us about your relief and recovery initiatives, email move.ph@rappler.com or tweet us @moveph.

Visit rappler.com/typhoon-yolanda for the latest updates on Typhoon Yolanda.

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