- Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo blamed past administrations for the probl
ems of LRT and MRT
- He said past administrations have been neglecting it and now they are finding solutions
- He cited projects such as the rehabilitation of MRT3, building of MRT-7 and extension of LRT1, LRT2 and PNR
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo has blamed the past administrations for the probl
ems in our mass transit system.
Panelo said the issues we have today regarding LRT and MRT were caused by n
eglect from past administrations and the Duterte administration merely inherited it.
He was quoted by GMA saying, “The present probl
ems in our mass transit system (LRT and MRT) are the products of many years of n eglect by the previous administrations.”
The spokesperson added that the Duterte administration is already working towards a solution to these problems.
“This Administration, however, considers these probl
ems as solvable, and the LRT and MRT management are already doing something about it,” Panelo said.
Panelo named the projects that the Duterte administration are already working on, among these include the rehabilitation of MRT3, building of MRT-7 and extension of LRT1, LRT2 and PNR.
This came after Renato Reyes Jr. of “Bagong Alyansang Makabayan” said that we are already experiencing a “mass transport c
risis”, following the issues of LRT1, LRT2 and MRT3.
Panelo said that while he is aware of the how “vexing” the daily commute is, he denied that a c
risis is already happening.
“I stand by my statement: there is no mass transport c
risis. The c risis is in the sufferance of commuters and motorists; while the other c risis is in the inefficient operation and maintenance of the LRTs — the c risis is in its poor management,” he said.