Just imagine what will happen to about 15-million of the population in Metro Manila if similar 8.9 or 9.0 earthquakes, tsunamis and aftershocks in Japan would hit this year 2018 or in the next few years? What will happen to the seat of government in the Philippines if the low level Metro Manila would be sunk and covered with the polluted Manila Bay and Laguna Bay? We need a backup government either in Cebu City or a big city in northern Mindanao because some of the top government officials and agencies in Metro Manila will surely be victimized when the super earthquakes and aftershocks, mega typhoons and floods, other natural and man-made catastrophes hit in the next few months or years. Let us all learn from the deadly and destructive earthquakes, tsunamis and aftershocks in northeast Japan in 2011 and decide this year, not in the next few years, to take drastic actions.
The "build, build, build" program of Pres. Duterte's Administration is superfine, but at the same time, our over 7,600-island country must invest in the Russian modern hydrofoils for inter-island passengers! They are also the fast, efficient, and the right time for millions of the commuting fellow Filipinos to avail of such modernized inter-island transports, and a wing-in-ground effect model.
Wake up fellow Filipinos! It is not a matter of if, but when the big earthquakes or other natural deadly and destructive forces will hit Metro Manila. Here are the facts on the impacts of Japan's earthquake, tsunami and aftershocks:
"About 443 square kilometers of territory in the earthquake and tsunami submerged in the water, equivalent to half of Tokyo, Japan could become 'narrower'. Japan may become more narrow, the ground was flooded down, the map may have changed. Day, 'Asahi Shimbun' in this title, reports the earthquake triggered by the 'territorial loss.' Reported that, in the hard-hit Miyagi County, Sichuan Tianjin port, after the bustling factories, docks have completely disappeared, only one sea. The local government said the earthquake and tsunami, ground Sichuan and Hong Kong Chi-chun, general subsidence, sinking up to 75 cm... The March 11 earthquake that hit eastern Japan was so powerful it pulled the entire country out and down into the sea. The mostly devastated coastal communities now face regular flooding, because of their lower elevation and damage to sea walls from the massive tsunamis triggered by the quake."
earthquakes, tsunamis, rainstorms, floods & other calamities.
Just as in many of the typhoons, floods, and landslides in the Philippines, and despite the millions of transportation vehicles in the U.S.A., the hovercraft were not seen over the TV, in newspapers and Internet websites as the type of logical vehicles to rescue the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Sandy caused the deaths of over 100 residents in New York on October 29-30, 2012. "The most destructive catastrophe in 2012 was Hurricane 'Sandy' which ravaged the US East Coast, the damage from which was estimated at $62 billion. Sandy also wreaked havoc in the Caribbean and the Bahamas as well as Canada, with additional damage estimated at $2.5 billion."
Typhoon Sendong killed nearly 1500 residents in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City in Mindanao on December 16, 2011. In addition, widespread rains, floods with landslides had killed about 55 residents in the Philippines the first 2 weeks of January 2011 across our archipelago. Those who were killed, ages 1 to 80, died from drowning, landslides, and electrocution. Twelve people were missing; another eight were hurt all from the landslides again at the same prohibited landslide-prone areas in Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte. The rainstorms started on December 29, when a monsoon over in northern and central Luzon met a cold front in southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Thus, they resulted in severe floods and landslides in 25 provinces. The heavy rainstorms affected about 1.6 million people from more than 300,000 families according to the government agency. Another typhoon, "Basyang" killed about 68 people in July 2010, and during the successive typhoons "Ondoy" and "Peping" in September and October 2009, more than 1000 Filipinos died from drowning.
In another country south of the Philippines, in Queensland, the sugar and coal-producing state in northeastern Australia, the death toll from the 6 weeks of inundation climbed to 20. The weeks of floods devastated homes, destroyed crops and closed mines. The inland tsunami swept across Australia's second largest inland city, which left thousands homeless in over 40 towns. Cars were tossed down the overflowed streets, canals and rivers like toys and people clung to the trees and signposts when the tsunami hit Toowoomba, a cathedral city of 90,000 some 79 miles west of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland. Thousands of the residents suffered from their worst floods in 100 years! Australia's devastating floods was estimated to drain their economy to more than $15 billion (Australian) off GDP, worse than Hurricane Katrina which hit the United States in 2005. "Queensland Treasurer Andrew Fraser said it was not yet possible to say how much the worst floods in more than a century would cost, but that they were a real blow to the Queensland economy." The floods caused the mining areas and Great Barrier Reef state of Queensland into a disaster zone. Cyclone Tasha and other storms were responsible for dumping so much rain over the past weeks in northeastern Australia, which resulted in above normal ocean temperatures in the West Pacific due to La Nina. The Australian floods affected an area the size of France and Germany combined!
Thousands of the victims during the past 5 years would have been saved if the government agencies, organizations, passenger, cargo shipping, other companies and industries, and some individuals had purchased, maintained and prepared at all times the rescue and passenger hovercraft transportation. Many of the Filipinos and foreign residents in the country including some of the politicians, movie, TV, music and sports celebrities, business persons, other professionals and groups can afford to buy the amphibious vehicles in addition to their one or two vehicles in their garage. Some of them can afford to buy the imported sports cars, but they refuse to purchase the amphibian or hovercraft vehicles which are necessary for the usual "Waterworld" of Metro Manila.
Through their headquarters located in foreign countries, some of the charitable groups like the International Red Cross, World Vision, United Way International, the churches and missions of the Roman Catholic and Protestant denominations, and other religious organizations can certainly secure the ex-military or surplus amphibian vehicles. They can park them in the strategic and disaster-prone areas, maintain and keep them ready to save the people who need assistance or help in the next natural catastrophes. Since about 94% of the 105-million Philippine population profess to be Christians, they all need to "be prepared" for the Great Tribulation! The multi-mission hovercraft is one practical solution to the perennial rains and floods in our country.
First top reason why we Filipinos need the hovercraft, amphibious vehicles as as well the other modern inter-island transportation is that we have the usual and predictable typhoons, heavy rains and floods in hundreds of our 7500-island country particularly in the low level regions like Metro Manila. Despite our country's over 7500 islands, we have more buses, cars, jeepneys, motorcabs, motorcycles, pedicabs, taxis, trucks, vans, other land-based vehicles and the heavy traffic in our narrow streets and highways than the total numbers of passenger boats, ferries and ships! We Filipinos allow ourselves to be brainwashed or intimidated by the celebrities' endorsements, psychological or subliminal advertisements, promotions, and commercialization of the land-based vehicles through the TVs, Hollywood movies, billboards and other mass-media hyped communications including the Internet. We blindly patronize the modes of land transportation systems of the foreign countries composed of big land mass such as Australia, mainland Asia, Russia and its Federation Republics, Middle East, Scandinavia, Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, Canada, America, Central and South America. Many of our fellow Filipinos want to be stuck and marooned in a Rolls-Royce in our cities' heavy traffic. Again, we are a tropical country composed of over 7,500 islands!
Second top reason why we need the modern inter-island means of modern transportation is that history repeats itself so many times in our archipelago with expected typhoons, floods, landslides, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other deadly and destructive forces of nature! In times of emergencies like what happened during the first week of December 2012 which Typhoon "Pablo" killed over 1,500 residents in Davao, then the 2 weeks of January 2011 and in July 2010 typhoons with killed hundreds and hundreds of Filipinos and other residents, in addition to the 2009 successive typhoons which killed more than a thousand people, the owners or operators of the hovercraft and amphibious vehicles could have driven them to rescue their own family members, relatives, friends and/or neighbors from the rains and floods in Davao, Surigao, and Agusan provinces, in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities, and during the deadly typhoons and floods in Metro Manila, Central and Northern Luzon provinces. Thus our country needs not only the hovercraft, but also the amphibious vehicles.
to rescue the flood victims for their safety
Third top reason why we need the modern means of transportation is that our "government agencies and private developers are jointly liable for the massive loss of life and property in several Metro Manila cities for practicing poor urban planning and allowing commercial and residential structures to be built in flood-prone areas, according to 'green' architect and urban planner Felino Palafox Jr. Palafox said a 1977 World Bank-funded study identified Marikina Valley, the western shores of Laguna de Bay, and the Manila Bay coastal area as among development areas that should prepare for flooding, earthquakes and possible changes in topography." We need the logical means of transportation to get away quickly when, not if, the typhoons, rains, floods and/or earthquakes occur again in Metro Manila, other low-level and earthquake-prone cities and towns in the Philippines.
Fourth top reason why we need the passenger hovercraft and other modern means of transportation is that our coastlines, if connected together, are 2.5 times longer than that of the U.S.A., for example. We need the convenient, efficient and super fast inter-island transports to serve the tourists, visitors and other travelers directly to the coasts and/or nearest to the ecological and tourist attractions around our numerous tropical islands. The hovercraft and wing-in-ground effect vehicles can carry more passengers and cargoes faster to the coastal cities and towns that have no seaports and/or airports. They are capable of short-cut trips which the standard ferries, ships and aircraft cannot do to serve their special passengers or honored guests with various activities to fulfill their check lists, but limited days to spend for a tropical vacation.
Fifth top reason why we Filipinos in other provinces, for example Southern Leyte, need the hovercraft and other modern transportation is that we are way behind in the booming economic developments and tourism-related industries just like in Bohol, Cebu, Negros and Boracay. We do not have the efficient, faster and safer means of sea transportation including the fast catamaran engineered to perform like a hovercraft. The largest in Eastern Visayas, Maasin City seaport, which Magellan and his troops had seen as a small fishing and agricultural village during the 15th century, has no daily and fast transportation to Cebu City - the oldest and second largest metropolitan city in the Philippines.
Hundreds of the foreign students, tourists and other visitors have been arriving daily at the Cebu-Mactan International Airport. Many of them take the fast boats or ferries from Cebu City to Tagbilaran City and Ormoc City to visit and tour Bohol and Leyte, but not Southern Leyte. The foreign students, tourists and other visitors do not know that we exist! They do not know that Southern Leyte has the "green" valleys, hills, mountains, rainforest and the Pacific Ocean to the east. The capital city and all the towns of Southern Leyte are located on the elevated coasts; the hills and mountains are less than one kilometer from the sea shores. Located in central southeastern region of the Philippines, Southern Leyte has the historical Limasawa island, shares the World War-2 history of Gen. MacArthur's Leyte landing, and Battle of Surigao Strait. It has the various ecological attractions such as coral reefs, mangroves, the gray, ivory and white sandy beaches, caves, waterfalls, the famous whale sharks and dolphins, 3 foreign-owned and operated scuba diving and resorts, new Agas-Agas Bridge - tallest bridge in the country - and many other very scenic tropical sights and sounds.
What should we do to attract and motivate the local students, tourists and visitors from other islands in our backyards as well as from other countries to take a vacation, visit or tour the ecological and historical attractions in Southern Leyte? We need the passenger hovercraft! Why do we need the hovercraft instead of the water-jet passenger catamarans? Here are the top reasons we gathered from the Internet and from our own observations:
Q: Why do we need the hovercraft?
1. Hovercraft fly over the waves rather than through them, so they offer a smoother ride than conventional boats
A: The real questions might be what they do not use them for! Around the world, you could find the hovercraft being used in some of these situations and much many more:
1. As search and rescue vehicles for marshy wetlands, flooded cities and towns, coastal areas hit by typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides ...
Q: What else can hovercraft do?
A: Hovercraft can do many things that traditional vehicles do, but they can do some additional things:
1. Hovercraft can travel faster than traditional hulled boats
2. Hovercraft can go over fragile ecologically sensitive areas without damaging them
3. Hovercraft can go over flat surfaces - water or land - and transition between them with no impact
4. Hovercraft can be parked inside a building when not in use or when being maintained
5. Hovercraft can be quickly removed from the seawater and tied down during a typhoon, undersea earthquakes and tsunamis. No more repetition of ships similar to the PRINCESS OF THE STARS which capsized and drowned over 850 passengers and crew members on June 21, 2008 near Sibuyan Island in Central Philippines!
A: There are some things hovercraft cannot do, including the following:
1. Hovercraft are not designed for crossing oceans. With large enough hovercraft, you could navigate heavy surfs, but they are not intended to be used as trans-oceanic vehicles.
2. Hovercraft do not climb hills well. They need flat surfaces... but they can go over bumps in the surface and some rough water without rocking - no motion sickness!
3. Hovercraft can't fly as high as the aircraft and helicopters. However, there are few new hovercraft designed to "fly" over the surfaces like that of the Wing-In-Ground (WIG) effect crafts, but the hull will never go more than about 15 feet above the surface, and the bottom of the skirt will just be few feet above the surface.
Russia is the first country to build the military and cargo WIG! Russia is far ahead than any other country in the WIG technology or Ekranoplan. The Ekranoplan can be designed and engineered to carry passengers paying at considerably lower fare and much safer mode of travel than flying the popular, but very expensive airlines within our 7500-island country!
The Wing-in-Ground (WIG) effect vehicle is an advanced hybrid air cushion craft which provides the highest combination of speed, fuel efficiency, lower production costs, and very smooth flight with no sea sickness. A WIG rides above the surface like an airplane on a dynamic air cushion which is produced by the craft's forward motion. Whereas, a hovercraft rides on a captured air bubble (CAB) which is produced by a mechanical blower - from the fan or centrifugal compressor. The air from the fan in the hovercraft is confined under its body by an inflated skirt which surrounds the hull of the craft. The speed and efficiency of a WIG are much higher than that of a hovercraft because the WIG has no power lost as that of a blower fan which forces the air under the fuselage of the hovercraft and down to the surface of the sea, lake, land or snow, and no bulging skirt which causes drag.
The WIG technology shares with some other types of marine and air vehicles. The hydrodynamics of the main hull is similar to that of the high performance powerboats, seaplanes, or flying boats' hull. The hydrodynamics of the wing endplates is similar to that of a catamaran's hulls and hydroplane sponsons. Under the wing of the WIG, the flow of ram air is similar to that under the hull of a racing power boat. The WIG's propulsion and operation when it is airborne few feet above the water are identical to that of the hovercraft and airboat. The flight performance, stability and control of the WIG are similar to that of an aircraft.
Advantages of the Wing-In-Ground effect vehicles are:
1. The WIG vehicle can operate over and take off from the sheltered or calmer seas, the lakes, river deltas, coastal areas and archipelagos. It can operate over flat surfaces such as the shallow waters, coral reefs, sea shores, rice fields, wetlands, or the ice and snow in countries located farther north and south of the equator.
The WIG is the best type of very practical sea transportation for the Philippine Navy, Philippine Coast Guard and Philippine National Police. We are a tropical country composed of 7500 islands. So, why do most travel conscious people copy the means of land and air transportation of, for instance, the State of Nevada which is approximately the size of the entire Philippines? Under the new administration of Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte, the Philippine Air Force should upgrade. The WIG made in the Republic of Korea, for example, is the perfect solution to the sea patrol missions and to replace many of the obsolete Philippine military aircraft and patrol boats and ships. It has low radar and low infrared signatures. It is difficult to detect on satellites. In large WIG craft, it is capable of very fast deployment of the marine, army and special forces or the S.W.A.T. police troops. At a mere mobile phone call or very quick notice, the pilot can launch from either land or sea. The Iranian Navy operates numerous wing-in-ground effect vehicles!
Other features of the Wing-In-Ground effect vehicles are:
1. In reference to the passenger WIG craft, there is no need of the expensive, overcrowded and very high "terminal fees" which the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and other Philippine airports are collecting from the passenger. No more hundreds of the students, tourists, visitors and the "balikbayans" complaining of the compulsory terminal fees which do not exist in foreign countries' airports.
"Ground effect is still the most efficient form of powered flight known to man... When an aerodynamic wing is close to a ground plane, such as water, lift is increased by as much as 45% and induced drag decreased by up to 70%. This is vastly different to normal operation of an aircraft wing in free flight away from the ground. The main benefits when a craft is operating within ground effect are that speed, payload and fuel economies are considerably more efficient than with traditional boat, plane and helicopter transport."
The renewable & clean energies for the multi-fueled, efficient, faster & safer modern transports are the trends globally
The cost of the bunker, diesel, gasoline and airplane fuels are continually fluctuating due to the cunning price manipulations by the obsolete oil cartels, refiners, dealers and their stockholders. They are causing hundreds of the passengers in, for instance, Leyte and Southern Leyte to patronize the less expensive, but older and slower ships from Bato, Hilongos, Baybay City or Ormoc City to Cebu City. Thus, we need the alternative, renewable and cheaper sources of energies to power up the hovercraft and modern ferries. The present operators of passenger hovercraft globally utilize the diesel fuel to energize their air cushion vehicles (ACV). Our locally produced and the imported oils are expensive. That is the # 1 reason why the SuperCat and WaterJet do not operate anymore in Maasin City, Surigao City, and other cities in the Visayas and northern Mindanao regions. Capable of using the biodiesel, the hovercraft and ferry are also available in lightweight composite materials which reduce drag and save fuel consumption.
It is now a Philippine law - Philippine Biofuels Act of 2006 - that the fuel refiners and producers must gradually increase the percentage of their fuel productions to the alternative, renewable and cleaner fuels. We have our top expert in the Philippines and U.N. consultant on biodiesel development and production, Dr. Rico O. Cruz. Based in the U.S.A., Dr. Cruz and company "have partnered with the following countries: Australia, Azerbaijan, Belize, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cuba, Germany, Ghana, India, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Turkey, Uganda, United States, and Vietnam" to assist them in the pioneering development and production on biodiesel fuels.
The Biofuels Law or R.A. 9367 is investor-friendly. "It provides tax incentives and financial assistance to encourage investments in biofuels. The tax incentives include a 0% specific tax on local or imported biofuel component per liter of fuel. Another is the exemption of the sale of raw material used in the production of biofuels from the Value Added Tax.... On the one hand, RA 9367 mandates that the Development Bank of the Philippines, Land Bank of the Philippines, Quedancor and other government financial institutions extend financing to those engaged in the production, storage, handling and transport of biofuel and biofuel feedstock, and the blending of biofuels with petroleum."
If we want to be really free from the imported oil's over 100-year slavery, there is always a way. We have the inventor of the water-powered car since 40 years ago. However, Daniel Dingel is not the only inventor of the water or hydrogen-powered car or engine. The hydrogen-powered engines are available today which can be utilized to run the inter-island transportation. Again, we have our country's #1 expert and U.N. consultant on biodiesel fuels' development and production.
Furthermore, our 7500-island country is surrounded with sea waters. We can in the future tap the unlimited tidal power or the undersea currents. For example: Under the Liloan bridge in Southern Leyte, in San Juanico Strait between Leyte and Samar islands, the tidal power between Luzon and Mindoro, between Luzon and Samar, between Panay and Guimaras, between Cebu and Negros islands, and between Dinagat island and Surigao City in northeast Mindanao, we can build the power stations to generate electricity for the entire Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao regions! We have the existing geothermal electric plants in Central Visayas and Southern Luzon as well as the wind-driven electric generators in Northern Luzon. We have the tropical sunlight to charge the solar cells and the deuterium ... courtesy of our Creator and Provider!
There are new means of transportation which utilize the wind to drive the computerized sail and the sun to energize the solar cells to generate electricity. The electricity powers the motors which are connected to the propellers. The wind, solar and electric-driven ferry has rechargeable batteries and a backup engine in case of slow wind and/or dark skies to charge the solar cells which provide electricity to the rechargeable batteries, and the motors to propel the ship to its destination.
In these times of advanced research and developments, concept designs and successfully tested experiments of new inventions and modified ones, there are existing vehicles which are far more practical means of transportation to commute or travel to other islands in our country. Why wait until tomorrow or the next few years when they can be utilized today? The Austal located in western Cebu is one of the best fast passenger catamaran or ferry builders in the world! Some of the Austal's large passenger catamarans have been exported to other countries.
It is possible that the proposed passenger hovercraft and other modern transportation can be realized with the help of the "people's power" from the Overseas Filipino Workers and the Filipino citizens and residents in foreign countries. The Overseas Filipino Workers and former Filipino citizens living in other countries are remitting several billions in European Union's euros and U.S. dollars to their families and loved ones in our country. Their remittances are the "secrets" to our growing economy! However, the remittance-driven economy is like a band-aid remedy to the major economic crisis in our country. When the Middle East countries suffer due to their politics and other major crises such as those in Egypt and Libya, and the future Battle of Armageddon, thousands and thousands of our fellow Filipinos will be forced to join the "exodus" back to our overpopulated country!
We have the temporary remittance power from the Overseas Filipino Workers to counter-attack against our country's economic manipulators - the mega oil cartels, refiners, gas dealers, their stockholders, lobbyist group, etc. In the past over 100 years, they have been turning us into slaves due to their artificial controls and manipulations regarding the prices of gasoline, diesel, kerosene and other fossil-based fuels! It is common knowledge among the highly educated Filipino population that the oil companies and industries contribute thousands to millions of dollars/pesos to the politicians to spend for their very expensive election campaigns, which in turn is one cause to the lack of motivation among some government leaders and officials to support the full utilization of the alternative, renewable but less expensive sources of energy to operate the modified and new "green" vehicles. Let us follow the energy policies and politicians in Brazil not the Americans who are addicted to the oil for over 100 years!
From the book, "Trading With the Enemy: An Expose of the Nazi-American Money Plot" which this author had read around 28 years ago, he learned that there were famous American companies and industries that continued to make money with their enemies even as millions of their fellow Americans fought against and were killed during World War 2. One book reviewer, Donald Bellunduno, wrote: "The bottom line of this book is quite simple: in America in the 1930s - as it is now, business is business. It doesn't matter if business men are dealing with a sweet little old lady who's selling flowery vases on a street corner or a multi-million dollar chemical industry that produces deadly toxins that are used to destroy hundreds of thousands of lives - business is business. And those who were given the opportunity to take part in it easily fell into the old trap: absolute power corrupts absolutely. Especially if there's money to be made. Even the American Government was powerless to stop certain American companies from selling aviation fuel and oil to the NAZIS during the time we were at war with Germany!!! Umm...those facts seem to have been left out of your average 9th Grade American reader. Hmmm...I wonder why? So much for being loyal to your country, or doing the right thing for the greater morality of the time. Mr. Hingham's book outlines the rampant treason that was going on in American industry before, during, and after the Second World War. And, if you'd like a nice follow up to this book, read THE BEAST REAWAKENS by Martin Lee. His book takes up somewhat where this one leaves off: the treason continues..."
Hundreds of the top Filipino politicians, corporate executives and the celebrities can afford to trade-in or buy the vehicles which use the renewable and cleaner energies, but they do not set the right example for their fellow Filipinos. Some of them even own or are related to the owners of large sugar cane plantations which can also be processed into alcohol and ethanol for fuel, just like those in Brazil. The Filipino VIPs can certainly afford to purchase the rescue hovercraft and amphibian vehicles, and use them to save their own family, friends and constituents in the next unavoidable natural disasters.
The hovercraft and other modern transports can motivate and inspire our fellow Filipinos to change our centuries-old ways and means of sea, river and lake transportation systems. They can provide us with convenient, efficient, faster and safer transportation. Numerous bus line operators in the country can afford to purchase at least one amphibious bus similar to the ones which some transportation companies and tour agencies operate in Europe. In addition, the famous bus-body builders, vehicle and motorcycle assemblers or factories in the Philippines are capable of building the amphibian buses and trucks, personal sports, amphibian, and other types of amphibious vehicles. Some Filipinos are inventors and ingenious. They can also modify the pre-owned vehicles to perform similar to that of the ex-military or surplus amphibian vehicles, like what they did to the famous jeepneys.
In some foreign countries, the advanced fast and safe crafts of the original naval architects, inventors or manufacturers can be built under license in the Philippines. They can also be modified using the available materials and the alternative, renewable and cleaner sources of energies to operate the fast ferries and other modern transports. The costs of production are considerably much lower by hiring the thousands of new graduates each year from the Philippine colleges, universities, technical and trade schools, and by utilizing the geothermal and solar-generated electricity to manufacture the modern transports. Hundreds to thousands of the new graduates will end up applying to work abroad due to the lack of job opportunities in our own country.
We have contacted the top passenger hovercraft manufacturers and travel operators in Scandinavia, Western Europe, Canada, U.S.A. and invited them to consider investing in the inter-island shipping deprived regions in our country. The European and Scandinavian passenger hovercraft companies have responded with positive interests. They are studying the matter with their top management staff, but so far they have not responded to our follow-up communications. One Canadian hovercraft factory has expressed their interest to sell their license to manufacture, train and market their various hovercraft models! Let us hope and pray that the national and international capitalists and investors would join hands together to assist us with at least 2 or more daily trips from Southern Leyte to Cebu City, for instance, and to operate in other heavily populated coastal towns and cities nationwide using the new 30 to 180-passenger hovercraft and other modern transportation.
In Southern Leyte, we desperately need to open the daily hovercraft and modern transportation services from Maasin City and other major towns to Cebu City and back. From Cebu City in addition to Maasin City, the passenger hovercraft are the best type of sea transportation to Surigao City, Butuan City, Cagayan de Oro City and vice versa. There are certain towns in Central Philippines that have no pier or seaport from which thousands of their residents would surely prefer to ride the convenient, efficient, fast and safe passenger hovercraft to do business in Cebu City.
If you search Maasin City through Google Earth, you will notice that Maasin is strategically located to the big cities in Northern Mindanao. To save time for the travelers from Iligan City, Ozamiz City, Oroquieta City, Dapitan and other big cities and towns in northwestern Mindanao that are going to Metro Manila, the passengers on hovercraft can fast speed to Maasin City. From Maasin's big and clean bus station, they can transfer to the 7 or more modern and fully air-con buses, which are the least expensive means to travel by land to Metro Manila. The buses from Maasin City to Metro Manila run daily via Leyte's capital, Tacloban City, then they continue to travel through the entire Samar Island up to its northernmost point. They transfer by ferry to Albay in Southern Luzon and continue their trip until they arrive at the Pasay and Cubao bus stations in Metro Manila.
In anticipation of the Earth changes and the "Signs of the Times", we are urging the financially blessed Christians and religious persons, the Overseas Filipino Workers and former Filipino citizens, and residents in foreign countries to invest in the passenger hovercraft and other modern transportation. We are urging you to invest also in the mass production of the alternative, renewable and cleaner fuels so that over 105-million population in our country will not be immobilized before or when, not if, the Battle of Armageddon or World War 3 occurs. We need them to save thousands and perhaps millions of the people in times of natural catastrophes, accidents and emergencies as well as the man-made destructive forces. We need the hovercraft and other modern transportation not only for inter-island travel, but also to prepare our lives for Armageddon, Great Tribulation, Nibiru, Wormwood.
The foreign hovercraft and other modern transport manufacturers, operators' experiences and investments including those of the Overseas Filipino Workers' remittances can surely assist us to serve, protect and save our lives from the deadly and destructive forces of nature. Moreover, they are equally vital to our tourism and other economic developments so as to eliminate our over dependence of the politicians and our government, to eradicate our historical, traditional, religious influences, and to eliminate our "bahala na" existing or living attitudes. We, the people in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao regions, need to do our part by supporting, cooperating, advertising, promoting and patronizing the urgently needed very efficient, fast and safe passenger, rescue hovercraft and amphibious vehicles. Furthermore, our 7500-island country needs the other modern inter-island transportation.
Christ said: "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man" (Luke 21:33-36). Fellow Filipinos, friends and brethren, we need the passenger, rescue hovercraft, the amphibious vehicles and other modern transportation. We need them today before another gigantic natural disaster will, not if, hit our island, our province, our region and our country in the next few months and years. Let us all "be prepared" too for the Signs of the Times, Battle of Armageddon or World War 3, Nibiru, Wormwood, the Great Tribulation ... whether they would cause the most deadly, the most destructive and the most terrible consequences in our lifetimes or to those of our next generations!
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