Grace Poe Wants Execs Behind P3.8B Unusable Train In Jail

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Last Thursday, DZMM called Grace Poe for a phone interview. The senator and former presidential candidate said that she is urging the government to jail and pursue charges against all the officials who are responsible for purchasing P3.8 billion worth of train which turned out to be useless and unusable until now.

“Ang laki na ng nagastos natin diyan. Sana naman iyung sinasabing pagbabago, hindi lang limitado sa iilang bagay. Iyung mga talagang nangurakot, ikulong at hindi pakawalan,”
If you remember, 3 years ago, the Aquino administration made a deal with Dailan Locomotive from China and purchased 48 trains because they wanted to improve the country's transport system. This was specifically targeted to the MRT (Metro Rail Transit) which is being used by roughly 500k passengers daily.

However, when the trains arrived here, it was then found out that we cannot use them at all. It had several issues, one of it is that the trains required a signalling system and they also lack some safety certification from an independent third party.

Our question is that, why was that not thought off before the actual purchasing was done?

The senator is currently a chairperson of the Senate Committee on public services and assured that she would request for the legislative probe on the issue.

The senator also called out Secretary Jun Abaya as on of the officials who will be summoned once the hearings start. According to her, Abaya was the one who approved the deal.

“Ang kalihim mismo, hindi dapat makalusot. Alam ko siya rin ang pumayag d’yan dahil siya ang nakaupo – si Secretary Abaya. Siyempre kailangan kong ipatawag,”
Poe stated that Abaya deserves no right to rest and he should explain what really happened with the train deal.

“Pasensya na kung retired na kayo ngayon at nagpapahinga kayo, pero iyung ginawa ninyong perwisyo sa ating mge kababayan, you don’t deserve to have a rest. Kailangan niyong ieksplika kung anong nangyari d’yan,”
At the end of the interview, Poe assured that she will see this through.
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