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Explosions wreck transmission towers; NGCP to start back-up route to restore power

General Santos City (4 June) -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), the new operator of the power transmission network nationwide, will initiate a back-up route to restore power supply to Alabel, Malapatan, Glan, Sarangani, and portions of Lagao, Buayan and Baluan, General Santos by 6:00 to 7:00 pm today.

Power to said areas were cut off when lawless elements bombed electric transmission tower no. 32 located at Purok 5, Ligaya, General Santos City at 7:47 in the evening Wednesday, June 3. The explosion toppled the tower and resulted in the tripping of the Klinan-SPPC and Klinan-Sari-Glan 138 and 69 kiloVolt (kV) lines respectively, and isolated the power plant of the Southern Philippines Power Corporation (SPPC) from the grid.

Another tower, structure no.18 of the Tacurong-Kabacan-Kibawe 138-kV line at Barangay Kayaga, President Quirino, Sultan Kudarat, was also toppled at 9:30 in the evening yesterday due to the explosion of improvised explosive devices (IED) planted at its tower legs.

Mr. Emmanuel D. Abellanosa, officer-in-charge Assistant Vice President of NGCP Mindanao said the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the military had gone to the bombed tower sites for inspection and clearing operations. Both agencies have directed their respective chiefs of police and field commanders in the concerned areas to be on high alert immediately following the incidents last night.

NGCP linemen are ready to move in to the bombed sites once the police and the military have cleared the areas. Abellanosa said that NGCP linemen will erect temporary by-pass structures to reconnect line cables and restore the flow of electricity. He assured that NGCP will exert its best efforts to re-energize affected areas at the soonest possible time. (NGCP/PIA SarGen) [top]

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