MANILA -- Malacanang assured that massive power loss during the time of late President Corazon Aquino will not happen again amid frequent brownouts nationwide.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Gary Olivar on Friday said rotating brownouts happening in the country were driven by the El Nino dry spell that could be addressed through brownout contingency plan.

Olivar said this problem should not cause alarm to public and the business sector since concerned government agencies and power distributors are doing their best to minimize if not avoid having power interruptions.

“This is certainly nowhere near to the severity of the problem that happened in the early 90's,” the Palace official added.

Power distributors in Luzon have warned about two to three hour rotational brownouts next week.

Similar power problems were experienced in Visayas and Mindanao due to some hydroelectric power sources are being shutdown for maintenance purposes and critical water level condition. (Jill Beltran/Sunnex)