SAN ISIDRO, Northern Samar- A group of researchers recently conducted a study for a possible energy source in this town. This was revealed by town Mayor Conrado Avila Sr. who said that the scientists made their study along Dalupirit Pass, this town and Capul Pass, Capul town, both this province. The group was composed of Michael Abundo, lecture professor of the University of San Carlos in Cebu; Marilou Martin of the Marine Science Institute(MSI)of UP Diliman in Manila as head and joined by Marianne Catanyag and Karl Estadola, project coordinators.

The group made their explorations on the two marine channels for possible sources of ocean renewable energy, said Avila. The study was conducted by the group on September 6 to 9.
Avila said that the initial survey conducted by the researchers was in support of the government’s effort in finding and developing new and cleaner renewable energy source under Republic Act 9513, known as “Renewable Energy Act of 2008”. “The development and utilization of ocean renewable energy will provide solution for the perennial energy crisis in the country, reduce our dependence on imported fossil fuels, and minimize harmful emissions”, Avila, quoting a letter he received from Abundo. (PETER PAREDES)