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