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Kakuntsaba si Calixto? Pasay LGU sitting on DOTr’s request for space to repair MRT- report

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The local government of Pasay City is reportedly delaying the emergency rehabilitation of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) by sitting on officials’ request to use the space at the EDSA-Taft Avenue station.

Philippine Star columnist Jarius Bondoc revealed that local officials do not want to act on the request of Department of Transportation (DOTr) officials “unless they promise first to elevate that ground level end station.”

“The commuter railway needs a small space at the Pasay end station temporarily to park a dozen of the inoperative trains from China. That’s to free the tracks at the other end station in Quezon City for repair tests,” Bondoc explained in his November 15 column.

The mayor of Pasay City is Antonino Calixto.

Bondoc said approving the local officials’ request is out of DOTr’s hands since only Congress can earmark funds for public works projects.