Aquino ready ‘to be run over by train’ if LRT project misses 2015 deadline


President Benigno Aquino III. FILE PHOTO

DASMARIÑAS CITY, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino  III  said in jest he was ready to be run over by a train if the LRT (Light Rail Transit) Line 1 project  from Baclaran  to Bacoor will not be  completed in two years.

Speaking at a campaign sortie of Team PNoy here on Thursday, Aquino promised that the project that can service an estimated 250,000 passengers would be finished in 2015.

“At pag hindi ho nangyari ito, nandyan ho si  Secretary Abaya na nangangasiwa ng proyektong ito, dalawa na kaming magpapasagasa siguro sa train ( Secretary Abaya, who  is supervising  the project, is here.  Maybe we can be run over by a train if this project won’t materialize),” he told  the  jampacked ground at the Dasmariñas High School.

The President was referring to  Transportation Secretary  Joseph Emilio Abaya who was also on stage along with two  senatorial bets—Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino and former Akbayan Representative Risa Hontiveros—and other local candidates.

Senator Franklin Drilon, campaign manager of Team PNoy, was also present.

Aside from the LRT 1 project, Aquino said his government  has also  approved  some P35 billion fund  for Cavite-Laguna expressway .

These reforms, he said, would continue if the people would elect the administration candidates who are supporting the government’s agenda.

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