A transmission tower of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in Tangcal, Lanao Del Norte was toppled on Monday.
In a statement, the grid firm said that Tower #60 of its Balo-i-Aurora 138kV line in Poona went off-position due to the intentional pilferage of transmission line parts, causing rotational brownouts not only in Lanao Del Norte, but also in the Zamboanga Peninsula and Misamis Occidental.
NGCP is working with authorities to secure the area and to identify the perpetrators of the sabotage. Restoration of tower 60 will commence as soon as the area is secured.
It also appeals to the public, as well as the local and national governments to help in the search for the suspects and to prevent power interruptions in the future.