The Philippines suffers from many brown outs (power outages).
I am writing from Puerto Galera and it suffers at least a full day a week with numerous outages on top of that ranging from seconds to an hour. There are many issues causing this across all the provinces of the Philippines.
One of the biggest problems is the critical underfunding of the infrastructure caused by extreme poor management and colossal fraud and poor management. This can be seen in many areas of the Philippines and is not in any way exclusive to the power companies.
Because of all these issues the power fails repeatedly, so imagine no power for fans or air con. No internet and computers and no power for the freezer or the TV. This to many Filipinos is normal, they live around it. Can you?
The answer is probably no. The only way around this for businesses that want to continue and develop and homeowners who want a little luxury called electricity, is to get a generator. The sound of so many generators starting up during a brown out can be challenging to cope with and it will test your patience, but it is the best alternative to sitting and sweating in your home with no creature comforts and watching good food rot.
So what generators do you buy?
The answer is really obvious, the one that suits your needs. If you just want to run a couple of fans and a PC and a router then you can probably pick something up for about p5000-p10000 that will suffice. Of course the fuel is on top, but in terms of expenditure it is very low in cost at the moment.
If you are trying to keep the home going, and remember a brown out can last eight hours plus, then you need to look at something at least around the p30,000 mark. An example would be something with a rated output of 5kw giving 220v.
Be advised that warranty issues on these sorts of products can be covered for only 7 days. I have come across people who, after a brown out turn off the generator and wait for it to cool down. Twenty minutes later it has vanished into thin air. A generator is something a poor person can sell for a lot of money or can use to provide power for their own family, do not leave it unattended it will go.