Sara eyes nuke power as energy source

March 5, 2022 Jester P. Manalastas 167 views

VICE presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte is proposing the possibility of using nuclear energy in the country.

Mayor Sara stressed that nuclear power could be a solution to local energy crisis.

In an ambush interview during the CAMANAVA sortie, Mayor Sara said she is supporting the move of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to study for viability of harnessing nuclear energy amid skyrocketing fuel prices.

“Noong 2010, na Mayor na din ako ng Davao City, na nagkaka-problema po tayo, mayroon pong energy crisis doon sa Mindanao, as a regional development council chairperson, isa po ‘yan (nuclear energy) talaga sa sinuggest ko sa national government na gawin nila,” Mayor Sara said.

The presidential daughter is running under Lakas-CMD and Hugpong ng Pagbabago.

In 2020, the Davao region experienced the depleting power reserves, which led to rotating brownouts.

According to Mayor Sara, nuclear energy presents the “fastest solution” to domestic problems concerning power. It’s also obvious step that government needs to take if it wants to host and industrial boom.

“Ang pangangailangan will really depend on studies na gagawin po ng ating Department of Energy (DoE) pero as a suggestion na papunta dyan ‘yung direction natin especially if you want industrialization dito sa ating bansa and we want more investments na pumasok at maraming mag-negosyo dito, syempre tataas po ‘yung pangangailangan natin sa energy,” she said.

“Yan po ang isa sa mga pinakamabilis na pagbibigay ng solusyon,” she added.

It was reported that President Duterte signed late last month Executive Order (EO) No. 164, which sets up the possibility of using nuclear energy as an alternative power source.