What’s this I heard from the grapevine lately that the reason this no-good and useless maintenance contractor of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) continues to do the repairs and upkeep of its dilapidated trains and rails to this day is its strong ties or connections to Interior Secretary Mar Roxas?
Rumors circulating within the DOTC these days say the owner of MRT maintenance contractor, Global Autre Porte Technique Inc., Mario Dela Cruz, is a close friend of Roxas and contributed extravagantly to his vice-presidential bid during the 2010 national election.
Roxas has denied helping Dela Cruz secure the maintenance contract at MRT, and swore to have not seen or talked Dela Cruz after the 2010 elections.
But many wonder why DOTC continues to tap the services of Global APT of Dela Cruz when its contract with them has expired in September 2014?
DOTC officials simply say no one is interested in joining the bidding for the maintenance of MRT which costs around P57 million a month . . . Awww C’mon!!!
The Senate should seriously look into this allegation of “utang na loob” that allows Global APT to continue to maintain the MRT that is usually out of order.
Kawawa ang mga mananakay habang nagpapayaman si Mario Dela Cruz!!!
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PNoy’s woes his own doing
President Aquino can only blame himself for the predicament he is in right now as the number of people, asking for his resignation continues to grow by the thousands everyday.
My mole inside Malacañang told me PNoy is rattled these days not only due to the clamor for his resignation, spearheaded by his own uncle, but also because of the ongoing investigations by the PNP Board of Inquiry and the Senate on the Mamasapano Massacre.
Both retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz and San Beda Graduate School of Law Dean Fr. Ranhillo Aquino agree that the President creates his own problems.
Archbishop Cruz recalled PNoy’s first blunder came during the Luneta hostage crisis. Several Hong Kong tourists were butchered by a mentally deranged police officer as SWAT operatives awaited orders from the President the whole day whether to shoot the suspect or allow him to give up. The crisis ended up badly as both the hostages and the their captor died.
Then came the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) scams, wherein a couple of his cabinet members were directly involved but surprisingly were never fired. Many more scandals followed.
Finally, the death of forty-four police commandos in Maguindanao last month drew anger from the public as PNoy refuses to accept responsibility for their death, being the commander-in-chief.
And instead of paying homage to his fallen troops on the arrival of their cadavers in Villamor Airbase, the President opted to attend a car manufacturing plant inauguration in Laguna.
Fr. Aquino said the public sees all these lapses of the President as a sign of immaturity and the people want to see changes now, thus their call for his resignation.
Let’s face it…we elected a President that is dull.