No need to spend P26B for pollution


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.

* * *

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.

* * *

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Now, the black smoke is gone and has been replaced by thin white smoke which, I understand, is less toxic.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.

* * *

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.

* * *

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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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TNASVGXZ23VCJWV7KO7WPDIKKI George

    baka may inihalong shabu si gov, mon. paki singhot nga ng emission.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KJ76CX2OMZA5NVTAXNSNABESD4 jameS

    Tulfo, ipaubaya mo na sa mga hazardous substances scientists itong mga ganito. Plugging?

  • archerfan

    20% MINIMUM katkong dyan. nagpaparinig lang si kuya mon baka sakaling maambunan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000320321454 Antonio Carlos Guirnalda Buend

    where can I buy D-1280x

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000320321454 Antonio Carlos Guirnalda Buend

    where can I buy the D-1280x

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYYDTMYSK2VUPDWIMUDPPSVVU4 romulo

    Magkano kaya bayad kayulfo sa patalastas na ito? Commission magkano din kung mabebenta?

  • randyaltarejos

    People should check this on the internet. I’m sure they will find all the inormation there. Why don’t we try this try this diesel treatment additive? No harm in trying!


    PAGKWAKWARTAHAN na naman yan ni Alvarez na ang tagal-tagal na sa gobierno sa kung ano-anong pwesto, e, wala namang nagagawa kundi ang puro salita.  Yang CCC na yan ay purely a WHITE ELEPHANT….ALL IN no OUT.  The best solution is to abolish CCC.

    • boypalaban

       Cash Cash Cash


    This is another paid advertisement. Double ang kita ni blackeye tulfo – sa ad na ito and as a columnist. hihihi/

  • eirons1043

    If it is advantageous to the people and  cheaper expect the government NOT to implement it.  That is how the path of political governance has been going since the first Macapagal administration forward to the Tuwid Boy admin  Think back about it Sir Mon and ask yourself why.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5QJUD47DAPM2Y5J3AEMCE2C624 John TWT

    Andudumi ng utak ng iba rito.

    Buti nga si Mr Tulfo may matinong suggestion…sila wala naman, tapos kala mo kung sino magsalita…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2DG3R2AAQZDON2KH45T3YC5DOA del pillar

    Very good commentary, suggestion/solutions…BUT….BIG….BIG…. BUT… marami ang nasisilaw sa SALAPI!!!!!!!!

  • WeAry_Bat

    Have the official, US EPA say on the product first before anything else.

    When burning a log of wood, or treating a log of wood with kerosene, it is still around the same weight of carbon remaining whether totally burned or with some wood remnants.

  • Colonel Buttons

    Thanks for that informative article Mon,


    Though I gotta say I’m a little curios as to why you are
    still putting diesel in your Land Cruiser tank?


    Did you miss the story of Filipino inventor, Daniel
    Dingel? This is the guy who designs cars that run on water.

    The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that Daniel Dingel
    built a water-fuelled automobile engine as early as 1969 – so it must be true.

    Wonder if Manila Water realizes they’re sitting on a Gold Mine?

    • Magsasaka

       ayaw daw po ng mga kano at mga oil producing countries sa imbento ni engr. dingil dahil mawawalan daw sila ng negosyo di bale ng dumumi ng husto ang mundo basta may repeat business

    • TeabagDeluxe

      A couple of impractical things I see with water (especially if it is fresh water) being a major fuel source are the increasing prices and limited fresh water supply. Sooner or later the major water suppliers will jack up their prices and our supply will dwindle, especially during the summer months.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4S7CCEZUDRLKQ4LDLVCSUJCXKE Xymann Dario

      i thought this technology was sold to japan way back in the 90s?or was that another kind of technology from one of our talented kababayan?

  • les21reago

    This is practically a TECHNICAL thing…The product claim having an ESTER blend that eliminates WATER in combustion…And there you are HOLAA…ALL you have to do is eliminate water in your Fuel Tank…One way to achieving this is by constantly filling your tank FULL overnight so leaving NO SPACE for water formation or by DRAINING your TANK regularly say monthly…Both actions could be left unattended and foremost reason WHY almost FUEL TANKS have water presence…water makes combustion incomplete and consequently destroy fuel system components…This only some of the many reason of smoke belching…In diesel feed engines, dirty or clogged up AIR filter and fouled injection valves are main causes of belching…And so this is maintenance concern.
    Here in Metro MNL, even DEALERS of Gas/Diesel have water in their TANKS in short POOR in their FUEL HANDLING..
    As a mechanical engineer, am NOT inclined and unconvinced with this PRODUCT…There is NO substitute to GOOD maintenance of your vehicle and no amount of blended product CAN alter undesirable emission.

  • Magsasaka

    para mawala ang polusyon dito sa buong pinas dapat supurtahan ni pnoy ang imbento ni engr. dingil, ang water car, walang polluted emission. bukod pa sa bababa ang presyo ng mga bilihin dahil hindi na natin kailangan pang umangkat ng krudo mula sa ibang bansa

  • wawangpenoy

    Firstly, I do commend you for suggesting a simple solution to a big problem. In fact, it may end up being cheaper since the government would be procuring millions of liters instead of just a few cans or better still, if it’s an additive to the diesel, then logically, it could be added at the source, i.e., add it to the fuel (diesel or gas) as an end-process in production before it hits the end-user market.

    My only problem here is, I’m really saddened to find out that you are one of the millions of polluters who, if you were not introduced to this, would have gone on polluting the environment. Also, you seem to justify that since you  are now emitting white smoke, the emission is perfectly okay. I really suggest that you stick your nose into your land cruiser’s exhaust pipe and inhale the perfectly alright white smoke  while another is revving up your engine and write about your experience after.  MORON!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SWTZ7L5OAVYJ6CBMEVJD5YUYSM Mike

    One of the main contributor to the black soot emission of diesel fed engines in the Philippines is the diesel fuel itself. Our local diesel supply is of poor quality with high sulfur content. As far as I know, only Unioil provides good diesel fuel with its Euro-4 quality certified.
    Most Isuzu engines (except for D-max and Altera) emit black soot, even with brand new ones. The government should become strict on this kind of vehicles entering the country since it greatly contributes to our worsening air quality.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    Mon is promoting fellow toughie Singson’s bus company.

  • iping2sison

     As mentioned by Colonel Buttons below: “The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that Daniel Dingel built a water-fuelled automobile engine as early as 1969 – so it must be true.” May we know what is the current development of the invention. Why was not promoted by the government before?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/53PNN2WSIQM6WLEOBGOCKQLV74 Jose

    water as a fuel? It may be true and maybe tested I read in one article about this study they said that to re burn the Hydrogen to be use as a fuel you need more energy in the process. Kaya later on baka mas malaki pa yung gastos. Sabi nila. Siguro yung suggestion ni Tulfo about additives saka honest policy about smoke belcher sa panghuhuli for sure will reduce the issue about pollution. Dito sa Makati daming nanghuhui ng smoke belcher. Pero dami rin ako nakikata na jeep grabe mag usok.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SWTZ7L5OAVYJ6CBMEVJD5YUYSM Mike

      Tama ka sa Makati lang ako nakikita ng sobrang itim na usok ng mga jeepneys. Parang kasabwat nila mga taga MAPSA.

  • $5699914

    Water-fed motor seems a hoax…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RGGIYKYUYW4DGX4LRN5QUPYIBM My

       Have you ever noticed that these “anti-pollution” checks by the different city governments (for example, Makati city along C-5) only target private vehicles? I’ve never seen them flag down and test PUJs.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

      Because if they seriously check the PUJs, none of them would be out there in the streets.  And obviously, the PUJs give their regular tongs to the authorities.

    • manuelcdiaz

      This anti-pollution random check in C-5 is a money making venture it has nothing to do with checking pollution these people are checking your wallet a BIG EXTORTION RACKET.

  • joboni96

    ano ito
    paid publicity via column

    better use omega 909 oil additive

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYG36KOOLRY47VA3ICPJJ5CQTQ ADD

    Sales pitch to the highest level. Magkano Tulfing magkano?

    • http://twitter.com/retoot aris alfaro

      …dumb a s s. so magkano? bale future ng buong pilipinas, kasama mga anak o magiging anak mo, ang tugon sa tanong mo. ang punto sa article na yan ay how to reduce yung harmful emissions ng mga sasakyan, isama na rin ang mga iba’t ibang opinion ng mga commenters about their ideas kung pano mabawasan ang mga emissions. mag sama sama kayong mga talangka.

      • http://www.facebook.com/metz.ceprian Buknoy Bisaya

        tulfs ikaw ba yan?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYG36KOOLRY47VA3ICPJJ5CQTQ ADD

         Kailan ka pa naging colonel sanders Tulfing (aka aris alfaro)?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

    Isa lang naman solusyon jan. Ban all jeepneys, and invest that 26B in integrated mass transit system that would cover at least 70% of Metro Manila. Beautify all sidewalks, take out the street vendors, and plant trees/ greens along. With these, I’m sure commuters wouldn’t mind walking from the station all the way to their homes. If not within walking distance, FX and cabs should be employed.    


    Mayron tayong equivalent dito sa pinas niyan made in the Philippines, yong BIODIESEL, for every full tank mag blend ka ng 4 liters na biodeisel cgurado low emmision at may complete burning kana ng fuel kasi mataas ang oxygen content ng biodeisel at lahat ng dumi gaya ng asphaltene kayang tunawin niyan. Maniwala ka MON very effective yan, proven kona yan sa Japan pa kami nag conduct ng testing niyan.. Mga Japanesse gustong gusto nila yan maibebenta pa natin ng mahal yan per liter. ang maganda pa niyan galing sa Coconut Oil yan. maipagmamalaki natin na atin yan.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/L6UVSMVKT5V7Z4CRGKHB7B2FAQ Dezmond

       Fight your invention kabayan and let it patent. Small funding shouldn’t be an issue if you will start producing your product in a smaller scale. Start small, focus on consistency in production and marketing until you generate money from your product.

  • malek_abdul

    Based from my rough computation, an amount of roughly 4 pesos per liter of diesel will be an added cost so if the current price of diesel is P42/liter plus P4 is P46.00. I don’t think an ordinary motorist will be willing to add P4/liter of this so called fuel conditioner. Filipinos by nature look for lesser value products.

  • riccisan

    while some of us here are focusing on vehicles, sad to say we still use coal/fuel powered power plants that give us electricity. and other industries are polluting the air as well. we need to change drastically our carbon footprint, by focusing on green energy without hurting our wallets.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TCQMRK4HVOSF2IGML46TAGKMXU Benjamin

    Stupid comments from Mon Tulfo about what he discovert in Clark.  Here in the U.S., the fad among car owners is buying “Hybrid Vehicles”. Hybrid cars and or SUV’s are basically gas free because it uses almost 98% electricity and 2 % gas.  If you have a hybrid car like Toyota Hybrid, Chevrolet Hybrid and others, all you have to do is plug it on an outlet in a gas station or in your home and there you go and you have a maximum speed of 75 mph. You only put in gas probably once in 3 months and less than a gallon for that.  Tulfo’s explanation is a lot of BS because here in the U.S., nobody ever heard of that. To avoid pollution and save a lot of money, buy Hybrid vehicles. It may cost more than the regular cars but it’s worth it. 

    • manuelcdiaz

      BTW how much will it cost you to replace the batteries after 5years,  5 to 6 thousand US$? hybrid is not really that cheap in the long run.Buy a natural gas fueled car Honda is now selling a gas fueled car in the United States.

  • Francis81

    Gusto lang rumaket ni Sec. Abaya, natural mag reremit din yan kay Pweenoy.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FPVUYCML46QCAJM5N2O4GNID24 tony

      francis ang bobo mo naman – ang rumaraket si tulfo – ni hindi man lang nabanggit ang pangalang abaya dito! ang lakas ng tama mo bata!

    • http://www.facebook.com/metz.ceprian Buknoy Bisaya


  • stealth ice

    if you want to recommend something write directly to the Office of the President. No need to publish on the paper unless you want to be paid by the company’s owner.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JLZJHQHV7WVOJ4XZW4QKRDYSUA Gerry Randel

    Bukod pala sa kolumnista itong si Mr tulfo, isa na rin pala siyang sales agent ng isang kompanya na di umano ay nagiging maayos ang takbo ng makina ng isang sasakyan. Tanong ko lang kay Mr tulfo, inamin mong may illegal  ka palang ginagawa ng sabi mo ay minamaneho mo yung luma mong sasakyan na nagbubuga ng masamang usok, bakit hindi mo pinaayos noon pa? Bilang isang kolumnista, dapat maging huwaran ka sa taong bayan para tularan ka. pero itong sinabi mong nagbubuga ng itim na usok itong toyota mong 2002 model at sabi mo pa ay masuwerte ka at hindi ka nahuli ng mga autoridad, kung ganoon, noon pa pala ay may nilalabag ka ng batas!

    • http://www.facebook.com/metz.ceprian Buknoy Bisaya

      hindi xa sales agent..AC DC tawag dyan…attack-collect, defend – collect yan

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FPVUYCML46QCAJM5N2O4GNID24 tony

    I’d like to know how much commission Tulfo is making out of this transaction. If that product was half as good as Tulfo says it is, then how come it is virtually unknown in North America? Life must be very difficult these days – lahat na yata ng raket _legal at illegal) pinapasok na tong mga Tulfo brothers.

    • http://www.facebook.com/metz.ceprian Buknoy Bisaya

      bakit? manghihingi ka ng balato?

  • blainz

    The diesel engines in jeepneys and buses are reconditioned ones from various other Asian countries. Considering the amount of use they get here, the state of roads, and the driving habits of many, the engines wear down quickly and soon exhaust soot. There’s a limit to what an ester additive can do to reduce these emissions when the problem lies with the engine itself.

    There’s a post below by XSNIPERX whose point bears repeating. Biodiesel can do many of the things this additive claims and should be promoted harder. Coconut farmers are mired in poverty yet Tulfo makes a sales pitch for a product that costs $115 a gallon (that’s ~$30 or 1200 pesos a liter!). Better promote our own when the resource is already planted on Philippine soil.

    One should not be surprised that this additive or biodiesel work well; Rudolf Diesel invented his engine to burn vegetable oil in the first place, not petroleum distillates.

  • angtangamo

    D-1280X Fuel Additive is a scam. It does not work. There are dozens of fuel additives in the market today that claim it reduces emissions and increases mileage but not one of those additives work. Most companies that make such a claim are also con artists who asks hapless people to invest in their product with tragic results for the investors. Put it this way, if the product works why don’t the environmentalists and other scientific and cause oriented groups endorse it? Tulfo is a paid hack writer.

    • http://www.facebook.com/metz.ceprian Buknoy Bisaya


  • alconce

    But of course, Partas will pass the emission test even without that additive.

    • boypalaban

      takot ba naman ng mga yan sa warlord….

  • manuelcdiaz

    If you want to reduce particulate pollution due to dirty diesel fuel convert all buses and jeeneys to run on clean burning CNG but do not use the cheap conversion kit that leaks natural gas into the passenger compartment. CNG is cheaper than diesel or gasoline.The United States is now slowly converting all garbage truck fleets, 18wheelers, school buses and all heavy duty transportation to Natural gas.This additives are a big hoax. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEHZP52OVNUUPVT3VJNWPUGVLU Peter L

    The reason why our country will never improve is because the attitude of people when an idea is published is – instead of discussing the pros and cons, they attack the credibility of the writer and soon the main issue is lost and other issues are being discussed.The problem with us Filipinos is we always take it personally when an idea is against what we believe is right. How long shall the country suffer with such kind of behavior of its citizens? God save the Philippines from such critics! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIWYLFLU4LPKS7B2ZLLRVFKS3Y vir_a

    Use the 26b to educate people. When they know about the effects of atmosphere pollutants, they will do something by themselves to reduce pollution. Government can also spend this money to enforce existing environmental laws. Why don’t government cancel the registration and franchise of transport operators who continue to operate equipment which throws pollutants into the atmosphere? 

    • AJ Giorgio

      ‘coz the government has given up on its people. ‘coz the government knows that the people are stupid and careless. if it was up to me, I would not need additional funds.. there are laws to take care of the problem, and there are law enforcement agencies who are already being paid to do this.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZLZF3S4KAAM7FT2FOFQBQUHEMM Lahi

    Kung gusto natin na walang emission wag tayong mag-import ng surplus or second hand na makina at higpitan ang pagpapatupad sa pagbabawal ng mga smoke belchers. Does it take billion of pesos to do that? Is it a rocket science?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IS6KI2U7EDZS6D2Q7MZ3Z6CAME Lila

    use less oil, apply this Dxxxx, control vehicle registration to 1 vehicle per family, reduce jeepney, buses, increase mass transport like MRT, LRT

  • boypalaban

    yung mga kayang mag-bike…mag-bike…pero sana safe ang dadaanan at may proteksiyong batas para sa mga siklista…

  • Meow Ming

    journalist na salesman pa. san ka pa. =)

    • http://www.facebook.com/metz.ceprian Buknoy Bisaya


  • http://profile.yahoo.com/E422KEFIWEQBOVJ54ALRSBJB24 JACK

    tulping, magkano binayad sa iyo ng D-1280X-Philippines?

  • http://www.facebook.com/metz.ceprian Buknoy Bisaya


    langya yan!  BUONG ARTICLE MO UMIKOT SA D-1280X.

    ikaw talga ang epitome ng AC DC journalist.

  • TagaMlang

    The problem in the Philippines is not the quality of diesel.  In fact the quality specifications of our diesel fuel is a lot better than our Asean neighbors.  First, our sulfur is 0.05% compared to theirs which is 0.5%.  Second, we add 2-5% CME (Coconut Methyl Ester) to our diesel to make it Bio-diesel (B2 or B5) which make it more environment friendly.  Our Asean neighbors do not.  

    The problem of pollution in the Philippines is not due to FUEL but due to old, inefficient, and mechanically obsolete technology of the ENGINES used in jeepneys and buses (but mostly jeepneys).The engines are in deplorable conditions, that even if we make out sulfur “negative” and make our bio-diesel “B80″ (80% CME), and add “D1280X” … 



    ELIMINATE THE DIESEL FED ENGINES.  SPEND THE P26 BILLION TO CONVERT THE JEEPNEYS TO CNG (Compressed Natural Gas).  We produce lots of it in Malampaya, Palawan.  It is only P10/Liter.  CNG is cleaner and cheaper!!!

  • Barak_O

    mukhang may pamasko na si pareng mon galing sa bff niyang si ray

  • kismaytami

    Siguro masagana ang noche buena ni mon ngayon…

  • gisingpinoy12

    Wow galing pinoy talaga ni Ms Tufling…napa aga Xmas mo..buti nakakatulog kapa sa mga kotongan mo? 

  • jawaini

    kung ang productong ito ay ang solusyon sa polosyon galing sa mga sasakyan..bakit hangang ngayon problema pa rin sa america ang polosyon???kung ang produktong ito gagana sa lahat ng makina…dapat sana wala ng polusyon sa boung mundo…..

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