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Poe eyes Metro Rail Transit system in Cebu

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu – Presidential aspirant Senator Grace Poe is eyeing the establishment of a Metro Rail Transit (MRT) system in Metro Cebu to address the worsening traffic problem and ease the plight of the commuting Cebuanos.

In wooing the vote-rich province, the presidential frontrunner promised to establish a mass transit system in Metro Cebu.

“Why can’t we have MRT in Cebu? We need to have MRT in Cebu because in Cebu, there are many working employees and they need to immediately go to their workplaces,” she said addressing hundreds of crowd in a political campaign rally in Mactan export playing field in this city.

She said the government’s resources should be equally distributed to improve and develop other regions, like the Central Visayas.

“My plan is to create more jobs here, to discover how good you are. That is why we will establish infrastructures that would create more jobs,” she pointed out.

Earlier reports said the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) will look into the proposed 97-kilometer MRT in the mainland and Automated Guideway Transit (AGT).

Poe also vowed to set up a regional office of Malacañang in Cebu if she wins in the upcoming May 9 presidential race.

“I assure you that I won’t be a President only for Manila. In every region,I will have an office. Not necessarily palace, a small room would do. I will have an office here in Cebu so that I could ask how are you and so that you come to me and say, I did not fail to choose the right President because I chose the President who is not only for a few, but for all,” she said.


As this developed, Poe said she is not worried about any “explosive” demolition job that would be hurled against her in the next few weeks of the campaign, saying her life is “an open book.”

The presidential frontrunner branded as a mere fabrication the “bombshells” that will be thrown against her to pull down her popularity ratings by her political rivals as the May 9 polls near.

“My life is an open book. If there will be bombshells against me, they just invented it,” Poe told reporters after the inauguration of the “Bahay ni Poe” campaign center in Cebu City.

“Maybe, I would be having a hard time to explain, but the easiest way for me is to have a good night sleep. That is because I don’t have any grudge against my rivals,” she said.

Poe said she does not want to belittle or question the credibility of surveys.

“We accept the surveys as true and we use it as a basis where we can go,” she said.

The woman senator also said she respects the position of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) questioning the recent Supreme Court decision allowing her to run in the May elections.

We Filipinos follow the decision of the SC. I undergo the legal process. I’m not doing that because I am in office. I don’t violate things that should be followed. I hope they would do the same,” she added.

  • Mikasa Ackerman

    Ito ay isang malaking contribution para sa lahat ng gobyernong may puso #POE2016

  • Mikasa Ackerman

    kailangan na kailangan na ng sapat na pagbabago maging sa ating transportasyo #POE2016

  • Mikasa Ackerman

    kung walang anomalya sa railway system sana’y walang hassle sa aming mga manlalakbay ang araw arraw na pagsakay dun #POE2016

  • Mikasa Ackerman

    wala tayong karapatang husgahan ang isang baguhan na walang magagawa sa ating bayan dahil oo natural na walang magagawa kung pinagnanakawan nyo ang kaban ng bayan para sa susunod na pamahalaan #POE2016

  • Mikasa Ackerman

    lahat ay naniniwala akong kayang matugunan ni grace poe at wala na dapat pang magduda sa kanyang kakayahan #POE2016