In a public Facebook post, journalist Ira Panganiban exposed the supposed plan of the past Aquino administration regarding the country's transportation system.

According to the former ABS-CBN News reporter,the administration planned to give a Php 27 Billion incentive to two car companies in the country for them to manufacture 200,000 cars for the public instead of resolving current issues regarding the MRT and other mass transport system. The suppposed incentive was legalized through Executive Order 182, which was created during the Aquino administration.

The Executive Order was discussed during a session of the House committee on transportation regarding the Traffic Crisis Bill. The bill will grant emergency powers to President Rodrigo Duterte to address the traffic issues in the country.

Meanwhile, the transportation committee hearing headed by Rep. Cesar V. Sarmiento (Lone District, Catanduanes) will resume on November.

 Ira V. Panganiban

Alam niyo ba na noong panahon ni Pangulong Aquino ay naglabas sila ng Executive Order 182 na nagbigay ng P27-billion incentive sa dalawang car companies para gumawa pa ng mas maraming kotse imbes na ayusin ang MRT at ibang mass transport system?

Ito ay lumabas sa ulat ng Lower House ukol sa hinihinging emergency power ng Duterte administration para ayusin ang magulong trapik sa bansa.

"Rep. Carlos Isagani T. Zarate (Party-list, Bayan Muna) cautioned all related agencies to put the welfare of  the people foremost in all their dealings. He disclosed the previous government's questionable deal with two carmakers, wherein the Aquino government, through Executive Order 182, supposedly gave a P27-billion incentive for them to produce 200,000 cars for the riding public instead of regulating the entry of private vehicles and resolving the ailing mass transport system."


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