Residents of Palawan have been warned about turning off their appliances so enough electricity would last throughout this weekend’s boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.
The Secretary of the Electric Cooperative of Palawan, Rante Ramos, posted an appeal on his Facebook account this past week saying the area could suffer a brownout or total outage while the much anticipated flight airs Sunday morning in the Philippines.
“Truth is, come May 3 … Palawan grid would still be two megawatt(s) short of power supply. Some circuits may inevitably be switched off,” warned Ramos.
“Collectively we can do something. On May 3, let’s all voluntarily switch off or disconnect as many appliances as we can,” he said, asking that about 15,000 homes switch off their appliances for a few hours.
Ramos said those who have washing machines, air conditioners, irons, refrigerators and other electrical appliances should find proper ways to turn them off before the boxing match begins and while it is live on national television.
In recent months the city of Puerto Princesa has had daily brownouts which last two-to-three hours due to supply shortfall in the power-grid.