I was happy to hear President Benigno Cojuangco Aquino mention the MRT3 among the names being investigated for corruption.
I read all of the three parts of Dr. Dante Ang’s special report on the attempt to extort $30 million from the Czech Republic and the Czech Inekon company. Both have proposed to modernize and fund the renovation of the MRT. I also read last Sunday’s special report highlighting the effort of government officials to make the Czech ambassador look bad. That PR move is obviously aimed to make the public and maybe President Aquino dismiss the Czech Ambassador’s complaint against the DOTC in his letter to President Aquino and Dr. Ang’s revelations based on interviews with MRT General Manager Vitangcol and his friends.
What will happen to this case? Even if President Aquino thought it important enough to mention MRT3 in his SONA, will Secretary Abaya really investigate and hale the culprits to the Ombudsman? Or will this case end up among the rotting corpses of exposed anomalies that happened despite the President’s avowed devotion to the Daang Matuwid?
Eddie de Leon