CLEANUP. Soldiers of the Philippine Army’s 11th Infantry Battalion and rescue volunteers lead clearing operations following a landslide in Sitio Balawbalaw, Barangay Nangka in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental on Saturday (Oct. 29, 2022). No casualties or injuries were reported. (Courtesy of 11IB)

MANILA – The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) reported Saturday that 1,143,499 customers in its franchise areas experienced momentary and sustained power interruptions due to Severe Tropical Storm Paeng.

As of 11 a.m., affected customers are down to 101,516, majority of them in parts of Batangas and Quezon provinces and the rest in parts of Metro Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan, Meralco said in a Viber message.

The distribution utility company added its crews target to restore power in affected areas “at the soonest possible time”.

Meralco customers may report power outages and other concerns through its Facebook and Twitter accounts or via 0920-9716211 and 0917-5516211.

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines said in its Twitter account that there were unscheduled power interruptions on Saturday due to tripping of transmission lines.

Affected areas include the provinces of Quezon, Batangas, and Pangasinan. (PNA)