(Public Service Announcement)
Answer: NO but there's an IF
Contrary to rumors, Meralco won't be shutting down power in Manila tonight as Typhoon Pepeng enters the county. Electricity will be only be cut when the situation finally calls for it.
Quoting Meralco's statement:
“Meralco will only cut off power if the situation calls for it and will put its customers in dire danger [...]
It is unfortunate that rumors such as these are being circulated. We appeal to those who relay messages of this nature to please exercise prudence before sending messages that may cause panic."