by Alena Mae S. Flores – February 12, 2016 at 11:15 pm
from Manila Standard
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines sought a temporary restraining order against the Sambitory family in order to complete damaged transmission lines located in its property.
The Sambitory family has consistently refused National Grid, operator of the country’s transmission facility, entry to the property in Mindanao to repair Tower #25 of Agus 2-Kibawe 138kV line.
Tower #25 was bombed on December 24, 2015, rendering the Agus 2-Kibawe 138kV line non-operational.
National Grid said two hydro power plants—Agus 1 and Agus 2—both connected to the grid through the said transmission line have been isolated, further straining the power supply situation in Mindanao.
National Grid, in a complaint filed with the Regional Trial Court Branch in Marawi City sought the injunction to compel the defendants [Sambitory family] to stop committing acts that prevent the transmission line operator from entering the property.
The grid operator said it could not perform its mandate to repair the damaged transmission facilities if the family continued to deny it access to the property.