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What is the DOE Waiting for? Affordable Deuterium-Hydrogen Fuel for Filipinos or Protect the Oligarchs?


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

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Bongbong Marcos already said in 2013 that hydrogen is a highly flammable substance with zero carbon emission is already being used in Canada, the United States, Germany, and Sweden as fuel for cars, trucks, jet planes and other vehicles. Hydrogen as a fuel nowadays is processed from petroleum, natural gas, coal, or biomass. However, deuterium or heavy hydrogen is abundant in the Philippines. Now, Shell starts to promote its imported Hydrogen fuel. This is much more expensive than the local one because it is imported and the hydrogen is separated through electrolysis which is a costly process. Since the country’s deuterium is more than twice heavier than normal water, it sinks. In the process, oxygen separates from hydrogen when the pressure becomes about 10,000 psi or more. So, what’s the DOE waiting for?

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[VIDEO]: Hydrogen: the key technology of the future

Gasoline Resources are Dwindling

Ever since people first discovered the energy contained in the fuel, we have been thinking about how to use it efficiently. Progress does not only have a positive impact. Our thirst for energy and environmental footprint is increasing at the same time as resources are dwindling. This video explores the “first element”, the technology behind it and its possible applications on the road and beyond. This is now very alarming in ASEAN countries if not the world after Brunei hints that their oil wells are running dry.

Expensive Electrolysis Process Overseas

Once separated, hydrogen can be used along with oxygen from the air in a fuel cell to create electricity through an electrochemical process. Production. Hydrogen can be produced from diverse, domestic resources including fossil fuels, biomass, and water electrolysis with electricity. Electrolysis is the process of using electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen and is a promising option for hydrogen production from renewable resources. This can be very costly on top of the import duties and shipment costs.

Untapped Extreme Deuterium Advantage

Hydrogen exists only about one centimeter in every 3,000 meters deep water mass at the ocean floor. Deuterium is basically more than twice the weight of ordinary water. It normally sinks. So, oxygen separates automatically from hydrogen when the pressure reaches 10,000 psi. This vital natural gas is good as forgotten. The previous administration despite Bongbong Marcos’ plea.

Conflict of Interest

The oil and gas industry is a very high profile sector in the world economy. As early as now, we can already feel that there is some resistance to manufacture our own hydrogen fuel from countries who are pursuing their own products.  Sad to say that these business players may have some connections in the government that causes delay to Service Contract 64 since 2015 that covers the southern section of the Sulu Sea – East Palawan basins. So, what’s it going to be Department of Energy? Provide affordable and clean fuel to the people or protect the oligarchs?

Let’s use hydrogen fuel, senator tells gov’t

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Will the President Give In to the Save Sulu Movement’s Challenge to Declare Martial Law?

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Contrary to media reports, it is not the president who is hot-blooded in declaring martial law in Mindanao. The Save Sulu Movement urges the President to declare it in six of 19 municipalities of Sulu. This is to suppress the terror acts of the Abu Sayyaf rebels. “I need time to ponder on it deeply and it is not only a political decision, it is an emotional decision. You do not tinker with the…powers of the state,” Du30 replied.

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[VIDEO]: President Du30 on declaring “Martial law” in Mindanao

Terror Continues

The Save Sulu Movement pointed out that the insurgents continue to instill terror despite the President’s declaration of a state of lawlessness in Sulu. The six towns allegedly serving as Abu Sayyaf sanctuaries in the province are Patikul, Indanan, Parang, Maimbung, Talipao, and Kalingalan Caluang.

Corruption Blamed for Insurgency

The Abu Sayyaf operates with the seed money from Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda network. They are responsible for kidnap for ransom of foreigners and locals for decades. At least 19 foreigners and six Filipino are still held, hostages. The Abu Sayyaf has eventually used the support of local communities. Their transactions involve millions of dollars in ransom and connivance with corrupt local officials. This is to defy the long-term military operations.

Media Sound Bites

Octavio Dinampo of the Save Sulu Movement challenges the government to investigate local officials in cahoots with the Abu Sayyaf. He expressed his disgust with local officials taking a share of ransom money paid by victims’ families. His group even criticized the Armed Forces Chief Eduardo Año and the president’s pronouncements for crushing the terrorist rebels. They are only good for media sound bites. he said.

Firm Call for Martial Law

The group is fed-up with the no-ransom policy when everyone knows too well that ransom is actually paid. It is even brokered by the local government officials. Members call on the Senate to conduct an inquiry in aid of legislation on the palpable connivance between the local officials and the Abu Sayyaf. On top of that, they also recommend to Congress to criminalize the giving and payment ransom. These can only be implemented properly when these troubled areas are under martial law or military rule due to the current situation.