Power Interruptions Scheduled in Manila on Feb 4

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Parts of Manila will experience power interruptions on Sunday, February 4, at different times, as announced by the city government through its Manila Public Information Office (MPIO). The brownouts are necessary due to ongoing renovations being carried out in the city, including the replacement of electric poles and the installation of additional lightning protection devices along M. Adriatico and Leveriza Street in Malate.

According to the Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the scheduled brownouts will occur from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The following areas will be affected:

– Part of M. H. Del Pilar Street, from Windy Ridge Hotel Manila to Quirino Avenue, which includes Admiral Hotel Manila, Aspire Tower, Baywatch Tower, D Circle Hotel, and Armada Hotel Manila.
– Part of Quirino Avenue, from M. H. Del Pilar to M. Adriatico Street, including Madre Ignacia Street and Leonel Waste Management Compound.
– Part of Madre Ignacia Street from Quirino Avenue, which includes FSC Training Center, McDonald’s, Malate Catholic School, Altoha Building, Victoria Court, Hotel Victoria, and Carolina Building.
– Part of M. Adriatico Street from Quirino Ave, along Roxas Boulevard, with Malate Bayview Mansion Marbella Building.

Additionally, the following areas will experience power interruptions from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.:

– Part of M. Adriatico Street from Quirino Avenue, including Asuncion Street, Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila Zoo, Suntrust Adriatico Gardens Condominium, and Intership Navigation Training Center (ISNTC) Dormitory.
– De La Salle University (DLSU) Manila and Mang Inasal along Taft Avenue.

It is important for residents and establishments in these affected areas to make the necessary preparations for the temporary power interruptions. This may include ensuring that essential appliances and equipment are properly turned off or unplugged to avoid any electrical damage or accidents once power is restored.

The Manila Public Information Office (MPIO) advises residents to plan their activities accordingly and to consider alternative power sources or backup systems, especially for those who rely on electricity for medical equipment or other critical needs.

While power interruptions can be inconvenient, it is crucial to understand that these scheduled brownouts are necessary to ensure the safety and efficiency of the ongoing renovations in Manila. The replacement of electric poles and the installation of additional lightning protection devices will contribute to a more reliable and resilient power infrastructure in the city.

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and the city government are working together to minimize the impact of these power interruptions and to complete the renovations as quickly as possible. They appreciate the understanding and cooperation of the affected residents and establishments during this period.

Please note that the scheduled brownouts may be subject to change depending on the progress of the renovations and other unforeseen circumstances. It is advisable to stay updated through official announcements from the Manila Public Information Office (MPIO) or the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) for any changes or additional information regarding the power interruptions.

In conclusion, residents and establishments in the affected areas of Manila should be prepared for power interruptions on Sunday, February 4. By understanding the reasons behind these scheduled brownouts and making the necessary preparations, everyone can contribute to the successful completion of the renovations and the improvement of the city’s power infrastructure.

Source: The Manila Times

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