A netizen falsely claimed that San Miguel Corporation’s Battery Energy Storage System is one of Marcos Jr.’s projects

Claim: Battery Energy Storage System is one of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s projects

Rating: FALSE


A netizen falsely claimed in a TikTok video that the Battery Energy Storage System of San Miguel Corp. is one of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s projects.

This video, captioned “PBBM lang nakaisip nito first time in Philippines largest in the world,” was viewed 40,000 times.

It was not Marcos Jr. who conceptualized or initiated the project.

San Miguel Corp. (SMC) built the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) technologies to improve the country’s power supply and help transition to clean energy.

Marcos inaugurated the SMC BESS facilities in Limay, Bataan last March 31, 2023. He thanked SMC and its CEO Ramon Ang for the project.

“I thank San Miguel Corporation and Ramon Ang for another important contribution to national development.”

SMC started its venture into BESS technology when in 2018 it acquired the 10 MW Masinloc BESS of the Masinloc Power Plant from AES Philippines.

Marcos was not the president nor was he in any government position in 2018. His biography in his official website does not mention anything about BESS nor him being a part of SMC or the project. – Shianna Manuel


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