By: Elena Grace Flores Some Filipinos accuse the Marcoses of stealing money from the coffer of the government. Little do they know that the national treasury does not have as much money as the Marcoses have access to. The corruption allegations against the parents of Bongbong Marcos do not have the logic. PCGG only calculates the salaries of the late President Ferdinand Marcos and former First Lady Imelda Marcos. They then compare the total amount to the valuables they got from the family illegally. Looking at the windmill video of Ilocos Norte, There’s no doubt that brilliant minds can generate as much wealth as needed.
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[VIDEO]: We faced a lot of challenges in the Windmill Farm Project but in the end, it was well worth it.
Finding the Right Spot
Bangui Wind Farm is a wind farm in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. The wind farm uses 20 units of 70-metre (230 ft) high Vestas V82 1.65 MW wind turbines. It is on a single row stretching along a nine-kilometer shoreline off Bangui Bay. The area faces the West Philippine Sea. This part has the strongest wind that made it suitable for the project.
Choosing the Effective Partners
An Israeli group initially made a proposal to install a windmill in Bangqui. This is to generate sustainable electricity source for the province. Since 2003 when it is still unknown, Marcos made a study for the said project. He taps his connections that start from his golf buddies in putting up the groundwork for the windmill. The financial forecast is a bit tough but money comes when the initiative is beneficial to the people.
Perseverance Pays Off on the 3rd Time
The initial structures of the windmill cannot weather the storm two times. Only on its 3rd installation that it was finally successful. If Marcos does not have the perseverance on this trial and error project, they would not exist at this time. In another matter, the outcome of his electoral protest against the presumptive VP is now quiet. However, instead of rants, one can only hear the inspiration message s from him.
Department of Energy Input
The national mining law was the basis of Marcos in putting up the project. The Department of energy cannot even indicate its requirements because it was also the first time for them. This is very true with many government agencies. It takes a brilliant leader like Marcos to make a difference.
Sourcing for Financing Money
Sourcing for financing supports is the toughest stage of Marcos’ windmill project. However, he was able to pull this through. Influence and connections really play a significant part in its success. Leaders who can generate funds or money for local projects like this are more likely to drive the country to progress at a national level. However, people with crab mentality can only accuse such government servants as thieves because they do not have the ability to understand the source of funds.