The Facts: On February 25, Discover Asean published:

“The First Nucleat (sic) Power plant in Southeast Asia (https://www.facebook.com/discoverasean10/posts/1875975165920982)”

It said that the Bataac Nuclear Power Plant in Morong, Bataan was started by then-President Ferdinand Marcos in 1973.

“A presidential committee was set up to secure funding for two 620 megawatt nuclear reactors for the energy needs of Luzon,” it said.

It was designed to produce 621 megawatts of power. “After 1986, the succeeding administration of President Corazon Aquino decided not to operate the plant. Among other considerations taken were the strong opposition from Bataan residents and Philippine citizens as well as concern over the integrity of the construction. The Philippines experienced 8- to 12-hour rolling blackouts and power rationing from 1989 to 1993.”

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