outbrain
Close  

What netizens say about Abaya, Poe and the MRT challenge

/ 04:11 PM August 29, 2014

Photo from the office of Sen. Grace Poe and INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Who did better at the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) challenge? Senator Grace Poe or Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya?

For some netizens and MRT commuters, Poe won the MRT challenge over Abaya.

ADVERTISEMENT

A day before Poe took the MRT from North Avenue until Taft Avenue Station, Abaya rode the train from Ortigas to North Avenue station on Thursday.

Despite Abaya saying that he wanted to ride the MRT “as quietly as possible” during the pro-Aquino Koalisyon ng Mamamayan Para sa Reporma (KOMPRe) conference on Monday, the secretary rode the MRT with his fellow officials and some members of the media.

FEATURED STORIES

This drew criticisms from netizens who said Abaya should have taken the MRT during the rush hour and without media fanfare.

Poe, by herself, rode the MRT at 8:20 a.m. Friday, the height of rush hour, while Abaya was on board around 1 p.m. during the off-peak hours.

The netizens reactions to Abaya and Poe were varied with the senator gaining political mileage as some have even pushed for her to run for president in 2016.
Here are some of the posts on Poe:
http://storify.com/inquirerdotnet/senator-grace-poe-rides-the-mrt

Here are some of the posts on Abaya:

RELATED STORIES:

Citizen Grace Poe takes MRT ride

What Grace Poe saw when she took the MRT

ADVERTISEMENT

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Department of Transportation and Communication, DoTC, Grace Poe, Joseph Emilio Abaya, Metro Rail Transit, MRT, netizens, Transportation
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.