Do Brownouts happen often in the Philippines? – Practical Advice

Brownouts are common in the Philippines.

Well, it’s actually a blackout. The term “brownout” comes from the dimming of incandescent lighting when the voltage reduces. 

Brownouts are unintentional or intentional drops in the amount of voltage an electrical grid puts out. This reduction in electrical power happens when there is increased use of electricity and too much demand.

At times, energy providers will deliberately reduce the power to avoid a total blackout of the entire system or by doing rotational backouts.

However, this isn’t the case anymore. There are already signs of significant growth and improvement. I can barely hear any complaints from my OFSs about brownouts in the past few years.. 

Whatever the situation, Filipinos always find a way to do their job. If they’re not able to work for four hours because of the brownout, you better believe they’re willing to make up for it.

Let’s talk more about brownouts in this video

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About John Jonas

John Jonas is a long-time outsourcing expert and the creator of

Since 2005, John has taught hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs how to profitably delegate to VAs in the Philippines (and get their lives back in the process).

With help from his own VAs based in the Philippines, John has created an outsourcing empire that allows him to work 17 hours/week and to spend most of his time with his wife and 5 kids.

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