Expert blogger and radio host Mark Lopez revealed the Dilawan propagandists Edwin Lacierda and also Jover Laurio for spreading fake news and also asserting that the Dalian trains instantly bought by the Aquino admin were not prepared to be used 2 years ago.
The Dilawans were allegedly distributing fake news that the reason for the delays of the Dalian trains was politically driven even with the facts shown by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) concerning the actual status of the trains.
Mark Lopez mention a statement launched by the DOTr that an exhaustive safety audit and assessment were required to take place, and substantial adjustments were actually made before these trains were definitely authorized for deployment.
The knowledgeable blogger also reminded the Dilawans critics of the Duterte admin that the Dalian trains were bought by the Aquino admin a couple of months before the 2016 national elections. All the critics desires are to use the Dalian trains even without appropriate procedures due to mismatch when it comes to rail and signaling system of the freshly bought trains.
Mark Lopez additionally reveaed that the Aquino Admin was wanting to compromise the safety of the commuters due to greed.
Read Some Parts of the DOTr Statement:
In what could be considered a major milestone in the operations of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3), the Department of Transportation-MRT3 started yesterday, 27 October 2018, the gradual deployment of new trains from CRRC Dalian.
The milestone comes after an extensive, rigorous, and multilevel audit, assessment, adjustment, and validation of the 48 Dalian trains that were delivered between September 2015 to January 2017. The Independent Safety Audit and Assessment was conducted by TUV Rheinland, an ISO 17020 and 17025 certified German company.
Among the concerns that needed to be addressed were issues on weight, signaling, and maintenance equipment compatibility. DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade himself asked CRRC Dalian to address these and perform all other identified adjustments at NO COST TO GOVERNMENT.
As CRRC Dalian started working on the necessary adjustments in July 2018, Japanese company Toshiba Infrastructure Systems supervised and assessed the process to ensure that they addressed the open observations of TUV Rheinland.
An MRT-3 Advisory Panel, consisting of railway specialists from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Australia Aid, and local experts from the Philippine National Railways (PNR), also participated in the evaluation and validation.