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3:30 PM January 24, 2019

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3:30 PM January 24, 2019

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The Government Should Focus on the Creation of Sources of Energy Says Juan Ponce Enrile

JUAN PONCE ENRILE – Filipino politician Juan Ponce Enrile warned the government about the energy crisis in the future.

Philippine Senator Juan Ponce Enrile was a former Defense Minister during the presidency of the late President Ferdinand Marcos.

Later on, she became one of the leaders like Fidel V. Ramos who supported the exile of Marcos.

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Since then, Juan Ponce Enrile remained as one of the prominent Senator in the Philippines. In 2008, he became the Senate President and lasted on June 2013.

In the same year, he got involved in the Pork Barrel controversy along with his fellow senators Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla. He got detained but posted bail in 2014 and was released from detention in Camp Crame.

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Meanwhile, Juan Ponce Enrile is back on track in the Senate and expressed some important concerns like the upcoming energy crisis.

“We do not have any source of hydrocarbon energy in the country except Malampaya”

“If a war happens in Russia or in the Middle East or in Africa or in Latin America that will affect the supply of crude, what do you think will happen here? In one week’s time, we will not have enough supply of power,” he added.

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Based on a report from Inquirer, Juan Ponce Enrile was concerned about the supply of energy in the country. He said the government should focus on creating energy resources to have sufficient supply for the coming years.

“We must make sure that there would be enough supply for all our economic activities amid a surge in the costs of oil or even the lack of it,” said Enrile.

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According to the report, Enrile stated that the Malampaya Natural Gas Facility is expected to run out this coming 2024.

The politician stated that the energy supply in the country will be consumed even more due to the manufacturing industry, increasing economic growth, and the “Build, Build, Build” program of President Rodrigo Duterte.

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