Vi­tang­col seeks dis­missal of MRT raps

Manila Times - - News - MA. REINA LEANNE C. TOLENTINO

FOR­MER Spe­cial As­sis­tant to the Pres­i­dent (SAP) Christo­pher Lawrence “Bong” Go has vowed to con­tinue his cru­sade to

other calami­ties.

Go said he will do what­ever it takes to up­lift the qual­ity of life of Filipinos.

“Ngay­on­nas­aprib­adon­aako,kungsaan man­poako­dal­hin­ng­tad­hanaay­pan­gako ko‘yansaat­ing­m­gaka­p­atidna Pilipino. Pa­pa­sukin es­kini­tan­glu­gar­niny­opa­pa­sukinko.Hindi poakonatatakotkahit­nap­inaka­su­loko pinakaesken­i­ta­papo‘yan,mo-mo­torinko po‘yan (Now that I am in the pri­vate sec­tor, wher­ever fate leads me, I prom­ise that I will en­ter ev­ery cor­ner or al­ley to help),” Go said dur­ing his di­a­logue with 60 fam­i­lies af­fected

Novem­ber 7.

Go and his friends brought food and uni­forms for chil­dren and worker vic­tims. He also com­mit­ted to ask var­i­ous lo­cal agen­cies to pro­vide as­sis­tance to their needs.

“Gus­tokong­mak­i­takunganoang kani­langsit­wasyon,kung­may­roonba silang­makainkaa­gad.Nan­gakoakosa kani­lana­hang­gang­maka­pag- ad­just po

For­mer Spe­cial As­sis­tant to the Pres­i­dent Christo­pher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go chats with fire vic­tims in Sam­paloc, Manila. sila,magha­hatid­kam­ing­pagkain, com­mu­nity cookingat­pag-aaral.Pan­gatlo,akopoang posila.Pan­galawa,‘yung mganag-aar­alpo,‘yung­m­gaes­tudyante, tsakam­gana­ma­ma­sukan­mabi­gyan kaa­gad­ng­m­gau­ni­pormepara­mak­a­ba­lik agad­sanor­mal‘yungkani­lang­pag­ta­tra­baho tu­tu­laysa Na­tional Agen­cies athi­hingi tay­ong­tu­longsa NHA, DSWD, DOH, PAGCOR, PCSO (I wanted to see their sit­u­a­tion, if they have food. I promised to bring them food while they are ad­just­ing. I also want to give uni­forms to the stu­dents and work­ers, and to act as the vic­tims’ bridge to na­tional agen­cies so that they can ask for help from the NHA, DSWD, DOH, Pagcor, PCSO) ,” Go said.

He added that some of his friends con­trib­uted funds to buy gro­ceries and clothes

If he wins in his Se­nate run next year, Go said he would fo­cus on laws that will im­prove the pre­ven­tive and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tive as­pects of dis­as­ter man­age­ment.

He also called for the estab­lish­ment of bet­ter evac­u­a­tion cen­ters for vic­tims of calami­ties.

“Pai­igting­in­ponati­nang­m­ga­bata­sukol sa Fire Safety mea­sures, kasali­nadiyan‘yung pag sup­port sa Bu­reau of Fire Pro­tec­tion up­ang­mak­a­bil­ing­m­gabagong equip­ment, atang­pag­pa­p­atay­ong­maayosna evac­u­a­tion cen­ters (We will im­prove laws on Fire Safety mea­sures, boost sup­port for the Bu­reau of Fire Pro­tec­tion),” he added.

Go also ap­pealed to vil­lage chair­men to spread the news that poor pa­tients can seek med­i­cal as­sis­tance in Malasakit cen­ters.

Go has been in­stru­men­tal in push­ing for the Malasakit Cen­ters to make qual­ity health­care more ac­ces­si­ble to Filipinos. FOR­MER Metro Rail Tran­sit Line 3 (MRT-3) Gen­eral Man­ager Al Vi­tang­col 3rd has asked the Sandi­gan­bayan’s Third Divi­sion to al­low him to file a de­mur­rer to ev­i­dence in the cases he is fac­ing in con­nec­tion with the award of the MRT-3 in­terim main­te­nance deal to a joint ven­ture in 2012.

Vi­tang­col said the pros­e­cu­tion failed to present ev­i­dence to prove that he com­mit­ted graft.

A de­mur­rer to ev­i­dence is a mo­tion to dis­miss filed by the ac­cused af­ter the pros­e­cu­tion has fin­ished pre­sent­ing its ev­i­dence.

The Of­fice of the Om­buds­man had claimed that the main­te­nance deal was awarded to the joint ven­ture of PH Trams and Comm Builders and Tech­nol­ogy Philip­pines Cor­po­ra­tion (CB&T) even if one of its’ in­cor­po­ra­tors was Vi­tang­col’s un­cle-in-law.

Pros­e­cu­tors said Vi­tang­col con­spired with the other co-ac­cused to give un­war­ranted ben­e­fits and pref­er­ence to PH Trams.


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