The decommissioned Bataan Nuclear Power Plant in Morong town, Bataan province, north of Manila, Philippines. Photo: Reuters

Duterte ‘wants to learn more’ about nuclear, as Philippines prepares atomic energy plan

  • Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi says the Philippines has been in discussions with the International Atomic Energy Agency on how it could embark on a nuclear power programme
  • President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to sign a draft executive order on nuclear energy and says safety will be his top consideration
Topic |   The Philippines

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The decommissioned Bataan Nuclear Power Plant in Morong town, Bataan province, north of Manila, Philippines. Photo: Reuters
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shake hands during a 2016 meeting in Peru. Photo: EPA

Putin accepts Duterte invite, just before Manila-Beijing South China Sea oil talks. Coincidence?

  • The president is set to become the first Russian leader to make a state visit to the Philippines for more than 40 years, according to a former envoy
  • Moscow is aware of China’s entry into the Philippines, and could have its eye on some projects there, while the US is also watching developments
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shake hands during a 2016 meeting in Peru. Photo: EPA
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