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After Bongbong Marcos and Wife’s MRT Ride, are we On Track with the LRT-MRT Improvements this 2017?

Bongbong Marcos

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos and wife, Liza Araneta-Marcos were bashed when their images emerged in social media riding the MRT before the 2016 elections. The couple had to ride the MRT because of traffic and the two had to catch the Crosby Stills & Nash concert held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City. To them, this is a practical alternative. Their supporters eagerly posted their pictures on Facebook and quickly picked up my mainstream media. Is it their fault that this basic act is news to others? The questions is, how far have we gone with the improvement taken after the new administration vowed to see the increased capacity using longer trains in mid to the 3rd quarter of 2017. Are we on track?

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The Department of Transportation Strategy

Lat Oct. 2016, the DOTr said that commuters need to wait for another year to experience improved services at the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3). The procurement of power supply that would allow a four-car train configuration or deployment of longer trains DOTr at that time is still pending. Undersecretary Noel Kintanar explains that a four-car train configuration would increase the capacity of passengers by 33 percent.

Trains from China

Kintanar said that they expect the additional 12 Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stock Co. of China trains to arrive on schedule in January 2017. The trains must be equipped with onboard signaling system and must undergo a 1,500-kilometer check before usage. The two trains delivered last December cannot be used yet due to signaling protocol. There are around 48 coaches ordered from Dalian.


First in Asia

Bongbong Marcos was not impressed during his last MRT ride saying that we are the first country in Asia to have a Light Railway Transit system, that expanded into the MRT. He mentioned some disappointments over the malfunction of air-conditioning, lack of toilets, long lines in purchasing tickets, crowded and difficult for the passengers, especially during rush hours. The Aquino administration under the management of Mar Roxas just did not do a good job here – probably because a Marcos initiated this transportation system.

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Slight Progress for another Bongbong Marcos Challenge?

Under the new administration, a blogger reported some improvements with the LRT-MRT lines.  Like the escalators at the Magallanes MRT Station that are now functioning. MRT-3  installed 27 brand new elevators in most stations for the convenience of passengers. Aside from the 27 new units, five more are installed at North Avenue Station (NB), Ortigas Station (SB), Buendia Station (Concourse), and Ayala Station (SB). Ticketing is made easier through the Beep Card. MRT-3 is also able to roll out a maximum of 22 trains during peak hours since Nov 29. Dedicated janitorial services for all MRT stations, and FREE WIFI in 6 stations by end of January 2017 are also promised. Will Bongbong Marcos and his wife take the challenge to check that out again?

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Bongbong Marcos Might Not Be a Lawyer but His Wife, Liza Araneta Marcos Is!

Bongbong Marcos

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Many presidents distinctive presidents are lawyers like Digong, and Macoy. It is not a secret that many groups are endorsing Bongbong Marcos for president in 2022. It is also a public knowledge that his educational attainment was questioned. Does that really matter? If he has the sympathy of the people, he can get through with or without the law trademark – at least his wife, Liza Araneta Marcos is a lawyer.

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[VIDEO]: Sen. Bongbong Marcos – Lunch with the Entertainment Press

Hardworking Lawyer

Mrs Bongbong Marcos is a hard-working lawyer. She wakes up early to go to the gym before she buries herself with work in her law firm. During election time when Marcos runs for Senator and Vice President, she also looked after his campaign efforts.

Family Origin

New York-educated lawyer Mary Louise “Liza” Araneta-Marcos who is the great grandniece of business tycoon J. Amado Araneta. She is related to Liberal Party’s presidential bet, Mar Roxas but they are pretty diplomatic about it. In fact, Roxas and Marcos often bump into each other during family gatherings.

Law Practice

Liza is a practising lawyer at the “MOST” law firm in Manila. The firm’s name derived from “M” Marcos, the “O” is for Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa; the “S” is for law partner Serapio and the “T” is for lawyer Joseph Tan who is married to Patricia, daughter of lawyer-broadcaster Bobby Montemayor. She is a criminal lawyer specialising in litigation and disputes. She is always consulted by her husband when it comes to legal matters involving inquiries he handled in the senate before.

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Bongbong Marcos’s Rock

Liza describes herself as and natural.  She speaks highly of her husband as the best partner and father of her kids. Adding that he is very easy to get along with. Liza still wants to be able to share her talents and expertise more. She used to teach Law in the Northwestern University and Far Eastern University. She aims to go back to teaching when the opportunity arises.

The Bongbong Marcos I know