Vitangcol seeks dismissal of MRT raps
FORMER Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has vowed to continue his crusade to
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
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.