No need to spend P26B for pollutionBy Ramon Tulfo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
A Philippine Daily Inquirer front-page story on Sunday said the government plans to modify diesel-fed engines of jeepneys and buses running in Metro Manila’s streets in a desperate bid to reduce soot or “black carbon” emissions.
The Climate Change Commission (CCC), according to the Inquirer report, planned to spend P26 billion for the diesel engine modification program that involves 500,000 jeepneys, buses and trucks over a five-year program.
“Diesel-driven jeepneys, buses and trucks are responsible for 70 percent of black soot emissions in our urban centers,” the Inquirer said, quoting CCC Commissioner Heherson Alvarez.
The CCC commissioner is currently in Doha, Qatar, where he led the Philippine delegation in climate change talks.
In the same story, the Philippine Environment Monitor said the country spends $1.5 billion (P60 billion) due to diesel emissions.
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My source in Malacañang told me once that President Aquino had been worrying about pollution in the country and how to solve it.
I have my own two cents worth for the President: Why doesn’t he talk with officials of D-1280X, a US-made fuel conditioner that reduces vehicle emissions by as much as 96 percent?
The President, who’s very computer-savvy, may want to check the website of D-1280X Omstar.
I understand the President spends a lot of time on the Internet to keep abreast of the latest technological advances.
D-1280X is already in the country, with offices inside the Clark Economic Zone in Pampanga province.
The product, which is mixed with gasoline or diesel in the fuel tank, not only greatly reduces emission, it also reduces fuel consumption by 20 percent.
D-1280X cleans up the engine, thus prolonging engine life for many years.
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I discovered D-1280X through Ray Horspool, an American who is the president of D-1280X-Philippines.
He was introduced to me by a mutual friend.
Horspool let me try the product on my 2002 model Toyota Land Cruiser GX with a V-6 engine two years ago.
The product was heaven-sent!
Before the application of D-1280X, my diesel-fed SUV was emitting thick black smoke.
I was lucky I didn’t get flagged down by government antipollution checkers on the road.
My full tank (60 liters) lasted five days on the average on a regular run before D-1280X came into the picture.
Now, the black smoke is gone and has been replaced by thin white smoke which, I understand, is less toxic.
And my full tank lasts seven days, or a 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption.
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I introduced Horspool to Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson who owns Partas Bus Line.
After Horspool made a sales pitch to Gilbert Lim, Singson’s son-in-law and president of Partas, the bus company started using the product four months ago.
I heard that all Partas buses passed the emission test conducted by the Land Transportation Office for the annual emission testing.
I was told the company also saved a lot of money ever since it used the product.
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The government doesn’t have to spend P26 billion for its planned diesel engine-modification program for jeepneys, buses and other public vehicles.
All it has to do is have the diesel-fed vehicles apply D-1280X which is poured into the fuel tank.
One liter of D-1280X can treat 1,280 or more liters of diesel or gasoline fuel.
The “D” in 1280X stands for diesel (but it can also be applied on gasoline).
The number 1280 stands for the 1,280 liters for every liter of the product while the “X” stands for “more.”
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