Marcos: Abaya must resign, he’s a disappointment
VICE presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Tuesday asked for the resignation of Transportation and Communication Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, saying that his department has been the source of many problems.
“With Secretary Abaya, I’m sorry but DOTC (Department of Transportation and Communications) has been the source of many problems and when he came in we had hoped we would be the one to rationalize his department but he has been a disappointment kasi walang maayos na nangyari,” he said on the sidelines of his sortie in the Camanava (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela) area Tuesday.
Marcos pointed out that the five-hour power outage at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 over the weekend was just one of the many incidents magnifying the incompetence of the people at the DOTC.
The power outage caused the cancellation of 82 domestic flights and delay of 79 international flights.
Abaya is also blamed for the problems besetting the Metro Rail Transit System.
Marcos said he has also been calling for the resignation of Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Jose Angel Honrado for a long time.
“I’ve been calling for his resignation for years. He does not know his job. I asked him during the Tanim-bala hearings what’s his job as a general manager and I remember him saying he coordinates but he does not control the people in the airport. So kung walang control bakit siya manager?” he said.
Marcos questioned the P1-billion intelligence fund for Honrado’s unit but it seemed “the money is not being put to good use.”
“Lampas P1 bilyon ang intelligence fund pero mukhang wala naman silang ginagawa. Mag-brown out lang, wala silang magawa, walang maayos na generator, 80 plus canceled flights. Anong klaseng patakbo yan,” he said.
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