why are there so many power failures in the Philippines?

Often there is blame on a shortage of electricity but more often than not its down to poor maintenance and often reactive maintenance instead of preventative maintenance. Prime example are these power poles which have been like this for as long as I know. We had a VECO power cut about 6 weeks ago because another pole had fallen over which pulled the whole town in to darkness. I often wonder if a lot of it is done on purpose as the way they have setup the electrical contracts the clients that’s me and you pay extra! for the electrical companies incompetence and inability to provide a regular reliable service. So the more mistakes the more profit the electrical companies make yet they are already charging more than most other countries per Kw/H.

2 comments for “why are there so many power failures in the Philippines?

  1. TropicalPenpals
    July 21, 2010 at 12:06 am

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    • nemuri_hime
      July 21, 2010 at 1:21 am

      @TropicalPenpals tnx 4 following? interesting post 🙂 followed u back 😉