Lawyer Larry Gadon, who is running for a seat in the Senate for the second time, inaccurately claimed that the biggest wind energy producer in Southeast Asia is in Ilocos Norte.


During the March 2 senatorial debate, Gadon cited wind farming and water turbines as viable means to push renewable energy sources development in the country. Without citing a specific windmill project, he said:

Alam niyo ‘yung project na initiate ni Bongbong Marcos dun sa Ilocos Norte? ‘yung windmill power source? ‘Yan ang pinakamalaking windmill energy producer in Southeast Asia. So dapat kopyahin natin ‘yon. Ipalaganap natin ‘yon.

(Do you know the project initiated by Bongbong Marcos in Ilocos Norte? The windmill power source? It is the largest windmill energy producer in Southeast Asia. So we have to copy that. Let’s replicate that.)

Source: SMNI News, What legislations will you propose to accelerate the development of renewables?, March 2, 2022, watch from 7:03 to 7:23


Contrary to Gadon’s claim, Vietnam has at least three wind farms with higher power generation capacity than the biggest wind farm in the Philippines, the Burgos Wind Power Project in Ilocos Norte.

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