The likely top senatorial candidate for election 2019, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos has full commitment to clean and renewable energy. She renews her advocacy on this matter during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Forum held previously in Laoag City. This gives hope to the country’s local deuterium explorers to produce clean hydrogen fuel as a substitute for gasoline. They are certain that with her influence, they can finally get the pending oil and gas exploration permit from the DOE’s Evaluation Section. However, the “Resistance” is also building up to counteract her ideologies.
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The Resistance for Election 2019
The president of the opposition Liberal Party (LP) hopes to see a strong opposition in the 2019 midterm elections. He echoes the statement of his party-mate, Senator Bam Aquino who eyes a “resistance” coalition in next year’s polls. Senator Francis Pangilinan said a genuine opposition is needed to make sure that the country’s “democracy remains vibrant.”
Hydrogen Fuel from Deuterium
Deuterium is abundant in the Philippines. 100% Filipino explorers bank on the President’s good governance to finally drive this project forward. He already endorses the 60 -40% deal in favor of the government to the DOE. No foreign consultants partake in this private-public joint-venture. The aim is to produce clean hydrogen fuel for local consumption first. This can uplift the nation’s economy. They intend to refine locally using a portable mini refinery machine from Korea on site. A Refinery and distilling plant can arise locally in the future on a partnership basis with global players particularly ASEAN.
Hiccups at the DOE Evaluation Section
In a democratic country, contrary to the LP propaganda, lawmakers from the Senate and Congress have great influence in the country’s decision-making process. If both chambers are not in unison with the wishes of the President, the delay for beneficial projects like this one can happen. Foreign investors through the oligarchs want to bring crude oil out. Then refine in their country. Just to sell them back to the Philippines at surging commercial prices. The Filipino consortium turns their offer down. Thus, made them suspect why their permit is withheld. The DOE meanwhile, asks the group to show proof of financial capability. So, this is all about money.
The Resistance’s Unacceptable Liberalism
Back to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, she believes that the latest expose on alleged irregularities during the 2016 elections could strengthen the election protest of her brother, Bongbong Marcos, against the Vice President. It is also on file that Senator Tito Sotto previously expresses his disgust to decriminalize illegal drug use in the country. Vice President Leni Robredo floats the idea. She insinuates this Liberalism stand of her backers from the “Resistance” slate against President Rodrigo Du30 whom the Marcoses support. Can they still fool people with the dictatorship myth to jeopardize democracy and economic progress of the country?