Senatorial candidate Maguindanao Second District Representative Zajid “Dong” Mangudadatu told ANC’s Headstart hosted by Karen Davila that exploring natural gas in Liguasan Marsh may need assistance from a nation expert in exploration.
“I think kailangan natin ‘yung ibang country dito to explore the methane gas. Actually meron na pumunta doon na taga-China at taga-Israel, gusto nila i-ano [examine] talaga kung anong meron dun sa Liguasan,” Mangudadatu said.
When asked if he will recommend China to the President to jointly explore Liguasan Marsh, he said “Yes, I will recommend China. Alam naman po natin na ang China napakayamang bansa.”
He explained that the UNCLOS already favored the Philippines’ position in West Philippine Sea.
Mangudadatu added that Philippines may also partner with a Middle East country or any country that has expertise in gas exploration.