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Binay eyes subway

Vice President Jejomar Binay is eyeing the completion of the Philippines’ first ever subway system within his term should he win the Palace seat next year.

In fact, the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) party standard-bearer is treating the ambitious undertaking as a potential “flagship infrastructure project” of his administration.

“The project is doable within a six-year time frame and can be built while keeping the operations of MRT (Metro Rail Transit) Line 3 intact and ongoing,” said Binay, who is currently in a sortie in Bicol.

Should he win the presidency next year, Binay will remain in Malacañang until June 2022.

The opposition leader has pounced on the Aquino administration’s sorry track record in the public transportation sector in the lead up to the May 2016 polls.

The Binay camp said the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) had recommended the subway project as part of its year-long study on the mass transportation requirements of Metro Manila. (Ellson Quismorio)