NGCP tower in Cotabato bombed

By on March 2, 2017


Power-grid operator National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) reported Thursday that its Tower 138 of the Kibawe-Kabacan 138-kV line in Kabacan, Cotabato was bombed Wednesday evening. (Photo: National Grid Corporation of the Philippines/Facebook)
Power-grid operator National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) reported Thursday that its Tower 138 of the Kibawe-Kabacan 138-kV line in Kabacan, Cotabato was bombed Wednesday evening. (Photo: National Grid Corporation of the Philippines/Facebook)

MANILA—Power-grid operator National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) reported Thursday that its Tower 138 of the Kibawe-Kabacan 138-kV line in Kabacan, Cotabato was bombed Wednesday evening.

The NGCP said in a statement that “no major damage on the tower” was sustained in the first bombing of NGCP towers this year.

The Sy-led firm however stressed that bombings only “serve to increase the burden of the public, which must suffer through service interruptions when towers are bombed”.

The company said inspection of the tower and repair will start as soon as the area is secured.

It also urged the local government, Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, local community leaders and the public to help identify the bombers.