“They’re discussing whether it’s feasible or not,” Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Secretary Salvador Panelo said regarding the proposed Philippines-Russia partnership on building nuclear power plants during October 7 press briefing.
“Kumbaga, nasa ano pa lang ‘yun, pinag-uusapan pa lang,” he added. “Wala pang ano, wala pang sigurado dun.”
The Philippines and Russia signed 10 business agreements during the visit of President Rodrigo Duterte to Russia. One agreement involves “intention to jointly explore the prospects of cooperation in the construction of nuclear power plants.”
“The Constitution does not – would not like it. It is prohibited,” President Duterte said during his arrival press briefing on October 6. “That is why I have to talk to the Cabinet.”
“I cannot affirm or deny that because that’s part of the proposals. The – the hard-line would come after I shall have consulted with everybody concerned including people of the industry affected,” the President added.