By Raissa Robles
Senator Bongbong Marcos has replied via Twitter to my post on Why the Marcoses want Ferdinand buried a hero.
Someone told this to me and so I checked it out. Here is how the son of the late dictator replied to all the points I raised on why his father does not deserve to be buried a hero.
Among all the points I raised, Bongbong Marcos zoomed in on the windmills he had put up in Bangui, and then said he was going to push the exploration of deuterium in the Philippine or Mindanao deep.
He then denied he wanted to run for President.
Here is his complete Tweet in reaction to my post:
Now I have a problem with a Senator of the Republic not only pushing vigorously for deuterium but also advocating government funding to explore it.
It’s not because I’m anti-Science, but because in the past, the tantalizing possibilities of deuterium exploration in the Philippine Deep have been used as a scam to extract money from hapless Filipino investors, especially those working overseas.
Deuterium does exist BUT there is only one type of transport, as of now, able to use it as fuel – the space ships in Star Trek.
I’m not kidding.
Here is how this type of space ship uses it to travel at warp speed:
To read the entire explanation, click on this link.
I know this will probably result in a lot of brickbats. But I’d like to propose that Senator Bongbong Marcos read an article below on deuterium written by Alan for South China Morning Post five years ago.
Alan was the Science and Environment editor of The Manila Chronicle. He set a new reportorial standard for science and environment reporting in the country, which won him numerous awards.
He thoroughly researched deuterium once upon a time, when another senator, Aquilino Pimentel Jr., also wanted the government to pick up the tab on deuterium exploration.
Here is one of his many articles on deuterium:
To read the rest, click on this link.