Brownout hits Quiapo, Sampaloc

Posted at 03/31/12 1:13 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Power outage hit a large part of Quiapo and Sampaloc, Manila Friday night.

Several homes and establishments experienced power failure at around 7 p.m.

Meralco spokesperson Len Nazario said a tripped power line along Gil Puyat St. caused the brownout.

Power was restored in parts of Sampaloc at around 8 p.m.

However, affected areas in Quiapo will remain without power until 6 a.m. on Saturday.

Affected areas are Gil Puyat, Evangelista, Quezon Boulevard near Quiapo, Gunaw, Bilibid Viejo, de Guzman, Arlegui and Hidalgo. -- Report from Zandro Ochona, dzMM