Upgrading public transport is our goal, says PBBM

President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. leads the inauguration of the LRT-1 4th Generation train set on Wednesday, 19 July 2023, at the LRT-1 Depot in Baclaran, Pasay City. Joining the president are (from left to right) Philippines’ Chief Representative Mr. Sakamoto Takema, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Secretary Jaime J. Bautista, Department of Transportation, Japanese Ambassador Kazuhiko Koshikawa, and Mr. Manuel V. Pangilinan, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC). Photo by Yummie Dingding.


President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. over the weekend said that his administration is working to address the issue of traffic congestion by building more roads and trains in the country.

In his latest vlog uploaded on YouTube, Marcos said he understood the public’s frustration with the heavy traffic congestion in several parts of the country.

As Marcos went through all the messages he received from Bahay Ugnayan, the museum of the Road to Malacañang, he read one of the letters asking him to remove traffic congestion in the Philippines.

“I understand that all of us don’t want that traffic anymore,” Marcos responded. “We will do everything. That’s why we’re putting up trains, building roads to reduce traffic and make things easier for all of you,” he added.

The President made the same promise in July when he signed a financing deal for the Davao Public Transport Modernization Project, which is expected to connect 29 routes to the key business hubs in Davao City.

To alleviate traffic problems that impede national development, Marcos said that his administration would make a concerted effort to upgrade the nation’s public transportation system.

“I assure my fellow Filipinos that your government is working hard to improve the country’s transportation systems, operations, and management for the benefit of present and future generations,” he said.

Meanwhile, the President responded to another letter from a Chinese student who thanked the Filipino people for their friendship and wished the President good health and all the best.

“Another person has fallen in love with the Philippines because Filipinos are truly amazing,” Marcos said.

Another Filipino wrote a birthday letter to Marcos, thanking the President for making the country “a better place.”

Marcos said he was grateful for all the messages he received on his birthday and that he wished he could turn back the clock, but his age remains unchanged.

He also said that he appreciated the diligence of visitors to the Bahay Ugnayan Museum in writing messages, some of which are very artistic.

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