Petilla: Power restored to Bohol

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 08 2014 01:07 PM | Updated as of Dec 08 2014 09:07 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Power has been restored to Bohol as of Sunday night, while Leyte is expected to get its electricity back today or tomorrow.

However, electricity in Tacloban and Samar remains cut off.

Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla says he is unable to give a complete assessment of the country's power situation for now, due to travel-related difficulties.

But that's not the only challenge for the department.

"Ang problema natin paano i-konekta ang NGCP sa cooperatives... Ready ang cooperatives pero ang NGCP ang walang tiwala.....We cannot do foot patrol at aerial dahil malakas pa rin ang hangin...Ang lahat nagtatanong ano ang assessment, ang sagot ko hindi pa tapos," he said. - ANC