“Only an efficient, reliable, cost-effective, environment-friendly and modern railway system which moves people and goods faster can be the catalyst for economic growth,” Senator JV Ejercito said in a statement.
He also said that he believe that there is no other way that the Philippinese could address the traffic congestion in Manila and other key urban cities other than the railway system.
“The railway system could serve as the backbone of our economy. It will create growth nodes and spread out development across the countryside,” he explained.
He also said that he has been advocating for the revival of railway system since was still a member of the House of Representatives.
“I’m the only one, since, I was still a member of the House of Representatives representing San Juan, Manila. And we realized the potential of our railway system as an alternative transport system, particularly in the remote provinces, in Southern Luzon,” he said.