A very large deposit of deuterium can be found in the Philippine Deep, located off the waters of Surigao – but a lot more within the West Philippine Sea. First discovered and isolated in 1932 by an American chemist Harold Urey, deuterium or heavy water is composed of two isotopes of hydrogen and an oxygen atom, with a chemical formula of D20 or H30. Initially, the Americans do not want the Philippines to deal with China for its exploration.
[VIDEO]: Vast Deuterium deposits from its discovery to its development with possible partners. Can Duterte’s attitude towards the US fueled by the confidence that Filipinos have an ACE card with nature’s gift?
The Promise for the Future
Even in highly developed first world countries and the possible costs might be staggering, research on this opportunity is still worth investing in, considering the high stakes involved. This program could propel the Philippines as the biggest hydrogen fuel (Li-Hy) producer in the world, and become the only fuel producer 40 to 50 years from now in an oil-depleted world economy.
The United States of America once dreamed of sending a man to the moon. Now it is history. What she did to pursue that dream made her the world’s most technologically advanced and economically prosperous nation. This could happen to the Philippines.
Hope for the Philippines
Once Deuterium exploration and extraction succeed, public works, private construction, economic and financial booms are expected to happen in the Philippines in the same manner as those which happened in the Middle East and financial centers of the world from 1974 to 1984, with everybody earning their respective comfortable livelihood, while pricing basic prime necessities at reasonable and affordable levels.
US’s Rivalry with China
Since the US and China are now competing with almost everything in the international scene, it is but natural for the Americans to feel bad if Philippines chooses to deal with China for the deuterium exploration. The US has been very confident that Filipinos will remain loyal to them. They have not realized that their part in former President Ferdinand Marcos’s downfall can go back to them at this time.
Duterte as Marcos Loyalist
In one of the interviews of Bongbong Marcos, the son of the late strongman, he mentioned the betrayal of the US to his father who thought that they were in friendly relations. Now, it looks like a Marcos loyalist in the person of President Duterte is here to avenge that.
Better Deuterium Deal
Is Duterte just bluffing the US to get a better deal when Deuterium exploration is predicted – or he is really serious in pushing through with China’s partnership?