• Aquino breaks ground for MRT 7

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    Construction of the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT 7) will soon start following groundbreaking rites led by President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Wednesday.

    The P69.3-billion project will connect Quezon City to Bulacan. The contract was awarded to San Miguel Corp. (SMC) in 2008.

    Aquino was accompanied by Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, SMC president Ramon Ang and Universal LRT Corporation (ULC) representatives at the groundbreaking ceremonies at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City.

    In his speech, the President said the project was delayed because the government had to study if it will be beneficial.

    “Ang mga ganitong proyekto ay hindi parang kendi na puwede lang bilhin sa sari-sari store. Masusing pag-aaral ang kailangan dito, dapat maisaayos ang lahat ng gusot sa kasalukuyan, para hindi na ito makaperwisyo sa kinabukasan [Such projects are not like candy that can be bought from stores. In-depth studies are needed, and flaws have to be addressed now to prevent problems in the future],” Aquino added.

    The rail line aims to decongest traffic in Quezon City and provide relief to tens of thousands of people who work in the city but live in suburban Bulacan.

    The 23-kilometer railway system is set to be operational in April 2020. Once the MRT 7 is built, it will only take 30 minutes to commute from North Edsa to San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.

    The MRT 7 will also connect to the MRT 3, with a provision to connect to LRT 1 (Light Rail Transit 1).

    The President said once train upgrades continue, passenger accommodation is expected to reach as much as 800,000.

    “Ang masisiguro ko po sa inyo, anumang kasunduang pinapasok ng inyong gobyerno ay pinanday ayon sa ating batayang prinsipyo: Kung ano ang tama at makatwiran, iyon ang gagawin nati,; kung saan may pinakamalaking pakinabang sa ating mga Boss, doon po tayo [What I can assure you is that the agreements in which the government becomes involved in are determined by what offers the greatest good to our Bosses (the people)],” he added.

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    9 Comments

    1. eltee mulawin on

      “Ang masisiguro ko po sa inyo, anumang kasunduang pinapasok ng inyong gobyerno ay pinanday ayon sa ating batayang prinsipyo: Kung ano ang tama at makatwiran, iyon ang gagawin nati,; kung saan may pinakamalaking pakinabang sa ating mga Boss, doon po tayo” Iyan angsabi ni Abnoy BSC-Aquino3rd.

      >>> Well…. before the “BOSS” he called means the common people, BUT NOW “THE BOSS” he saying is the BIG BUSINESSMEN AND COHORTS.

    2. Stupid . Ibig mong sabihin napilitan ka lang ipagawa iyang mga proyekto na iyan.. That is necessary para sa economy, employment ng ating bansa.. Ano ba ang utak mo ??? Ilan taon mong pinagaralan ang feasibility study ng proyektong ito , from 2008 to 2016??
      8 years…. You don’t know nothing… Mr. President..That is why we are behind with our neighboring Asian countries. Without good insfrasructure in our country, our country will be a lame duck just like you. in Japan, they make their subway 14 years.
      how much more in the Philippines if we have this kind of mind of our President.

    3. renato irlanda on

      saan kaya nakakakuha ng kapal ng mukha itong presidenteng ito at magsasabi ng kung anu anong mga salita na walang katuturan
      lahat ng sinabi mo sa speech mo penoy ay paniniwalaan ko kung wala akong MRT3 na pagbabatayan ng galing at masusi nyong pagaaral ang ginamit parang maabot ng MRT3 ang kanyang kahindik hindik na total malfunction of its operation
      susmaryosep naman! manong mag shut up ka nalang at sanay magpa ka hermitanyo ka nalang sa pinakamamahal nyong hacienda na hindi naman pala sa inyo.goo riddance boy!

    4. Respect Fool on

      Hindi mo pa term, approved na yan. Ngayon sisimulan yan sa term pa ni Roxas. Pero teka!!! Kung si Roxas ang mananalo, itutuloy niya ang daang patuwad!!! Hala ka Pilipinas!!!! Yang MRT-7 na yan, sa 2022 pa magsisimula pagkatapos ng term niya.!!! Hahahahahaha! Todas na naman tayo!!! Sino kaya sa mga presidentiables ang puwedeng magtutloy ng MRT-7 ngayon? Hmmmmmnnnn!

    5. If this was started in 2012 or 2013, this would be THUMBs Up for me. Considering GMA already had a study and was ready to implement the NorthRail project. Looks like they waited to Accommodate San Miguel Corp (SMC) on this one. THUMBs DOWN for me and a product of NOYNOYING. Whats this, a whole Administration of PLANNING, then IMPLEMENT on the WAY OUT?

    6. Lokohin mo ang lelong mo Mr. Aquino na hunghang at tatanga-tanga! Anong ibig mong sabihin na pinag-aralan ninyong mabuti? Ang kumita ng limpak na limpak na salapi? Gago! Ganid! Pareho kayo ni Abaya, Abad, Ochoa, Mar Roxas, Drilon Baboy! At iba mo pang kasangga sa pangungurakot!