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Sen. Marcos proposes windmills, ‘green’ energy sources in Mindanao

Press Releases
17 January 2016

Bersyon sa Filipino.

Vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. on Saturday urged the development of wind farm energy source in Mindanao as part of the solution to the perennial power shortage in the island.

Marcos said the wind farm energy source is suitable since the technical requirement for it is present in the southern Philippines.

“The technical requirement for a wind farm, ang tawag nila doon ay wind farm, is determined by the terrain, by the wind, by the seasons. I think, I’m sure mayroon tayo dito sa Mindanao na pwede tayong paglagyan (ng windmills) and it`s just the question of finding it,” he told reporters in a press conference after he spoke at the “Davao Regional Consultation” meeting in Apo View Hotel, Davao City.

Aside from wind mills, Marcos proposed the development and establishment of other alternative “green energy sources” like solar energy source.

“Kailangan nating tingnan…all kinds of alternative energy (sources), una na diyan yung wind tapos iyung solar kasi bumababa ang cost kaya’t nagiging viable na ang ganyang mga klaseng alternative energy source,” he said.

But Marcos reminded that peace in Mindanao is the most basic requirement since no corporation will invest in energy source or power supply if the risks are high.

“Balik na naman tayo sa peace process kasi walang papasok na malalaking korporasyon kung may high risk, not only in terms of financial risk, but also of security risk,” he said.