Like the late President Ferdinand Marcos, Du30 always seek closer ties with China. He just met with Chinese President Xi Jinping for a forum discussing business and other cooperation matters where he announces the country’s partnership with the Chinese people. This is despite the resistance of the opposition and the oligarchs due to the South China Sea dispute. However, the Filipino leader found an ally in the former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile. He agrees with the President’s strategy of befriending China. If Marcos’ detractors did not resist his Bataan Nuclear Power plant project previously, Philippines can give a finger to the latter, he said. Therefore, blame the resistance that stops the progress of the country. Not the President, he added. One more thing, befriending North Korea’s ally makes Filipinos safe from any nuclear war threat.
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[VIDEO]: Isiniwalat ni Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile na plano ni dating Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos na bumuo ng nuclear weapon. Aniya, Isa raw ito sa top secret ni Macoy noon. Iginiit pa ng dating senador na kung natuloy lang daw sana ang proyektong iyon, malamang magdadalawang isip ang China na i-bully ang bansa kaugnay sa West Philippine Sea. Ulat hatid ni Martin Andanar.
Filipino-Chinese Joint Venture
In March 2017, Philippine and Chinese officials sign the Six-Year Development Program (SYDP) for trade and economic cooperation. This is along with other agreements for two major infrastructure projects in the Visayas and Mindanao, under the “Build, Build, Build” program. They are also looking into possible preliminary studies for the Davao Expressway, and bridges connecting Panay, Guimaras, and Negros islands. China now reviews loan applications for infrastructure priority projects. This is for the $53.6-million Chico River Pump Irrigation Project in Cagayan and Kalinga provinces, the $374-million New Centennial Water Source-Kaliwa Dam Project in Quezon province, and the $3.01-billion south line of the North-South Railway.
Waiting for the Right Time
The South China Sea is one of the most disputed regions in the world. China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines have overlapping claims there. China has built artificial islands on the Paracel and Spratly island groups as part of its nine-dash line ownership claim in the area. Du30 said he might bring up the issue of the West Philippine Sea with Xi. But it should not intrude now in the business of exploration and development.
The anti-oligarchy Filipino leader who has a genuine pride of a sovereign country does not tolerate colonial mentality. That is what he has in common with the late President Marcos. Dictatorship can never happen in the Philippines. All major decisions must go through the Senate and the Congress. This is why the very able soon to be lady Senator Imee Marcos vows to work behind the good President Du30.
Continuation of the Golden Age
Under the leadership of President Rodrigo Roa Du30, the projects of former President Marcos are continued. They were halted during the 1986 power grab by the Aquinos. Special Presidential Assistant Bong Go is a good bet for the Senatorial race to ensure that the Build Build Build initiative of the President can progress as planned. Senator Nancy Binay is also key to the nuclear power plant revival. It can serve areas that are not provided with enough electricity from the Meralco monopoly. Natural energy developments like solar, windmill and others can mushroom very soon. Most of all, the deuterium exploration and extraction can finally see the light. The Philippines is definitely the home of clean Hydrogen fuel of the future should the DOE jives with the President’s wishes and not be corrupted by the oligarchs.