Dear DOTC, LRTA & MRT, BEEP Cards, Anyare?!

Dear DOTC, LRTA & MRT, BEEP Cards, Anyare?!

Ang blog post na ito ay nasa wikang pambansa dahil gusto ko na agad i-post ng mabilis. Agad agad.

Noong nakaraang Marso 2015 habang papasok ako sa huling klase ko sa aking unibersidad sa Maynila, ay napansin ko ang sangkatutak na posters na sumisigaw at ipinagyayabang ang bagong “BEEP” stored value cards ng LRT. “Inaabangan na ang maligayang Mayo sa LRT 2!” Halos sa bawat kanto ng bawat istasyon ng LRT, LRT2 at MRT at makikita ang mga nasabing posters. Nakasaad sa posters na ngayong Mayo 2015 ay maaari ng mabili ang nasabing BEEP cards. Sa isip-isip ko, “Aba, mabuti naman at may petsa. May aasahan na kaming pagbabago bukod sa mga hindi gumaganang escalators at elevators. Sana totoo.” Kaya umasa ako na sa muling pagsakay ko ng LRT ng Mayo ay makakabili na ako at magagamit ko na ang beep cards.

BEEP Cards Posters at LRT Katipunan, 25 May 2015

BEEP Cards Posters at LRT Katipunan, 25 May 2015

Inaamin ko na natuwa at na-excite ako nung nalaman kong magkakaroon na ng standard electronic smart card ticketing system ang LRT1, LRT2 at MRT. Pero kahit alam ko din na halos lagpas isang dekada na ang teknolohiyang ito na ginagamit sa ibang bansa tulad ng Singapore, Hong-Kong o Japan, ay natuwa pa din ako dahil marami sa aking mga kababayan ang ma-iibsan, kahit papaano ang perwisyo ng bulok na kasalukuyang sistema ng mano-manong pagbili ng ticket sa tatlong linya ng tren.

Dahilan ng pagkakataon, kanina lang ulit ako nakasakay ng LRT 2 pagkatapos ng huling pagsakay ko noong Marso. Inasahan ko na bilang nasa huling linggo na ng Mayo, ay makakabili at magagamit ko na ang ipinagmamalaki ng DOTC na “BEEP” cards. Ngunit ako’y nagulat, nalungkot at nayamot nung nakita ko ang mahabang pila ng pasahero sa Katipunan station kaninang tanghali. WALA PANG LRT BEEP CARDS! Ayun, ang kawawang pinoy commuters, nakapila pa rin ng pagkahaba-haba sa dalawang ticketing windows. At ang BEEP cards machine? Ayun, may nakapaskil na “TEST In Progress”.

SVC Machines Testing In Progress at LRT Recto Station, 25 May 2015

SVC Machines Test In Progress at LRT Recto Station, 25 May 2015

Ano po kayang nangyari sa “Maligayang Mayo”? Tila naging Malungkot at Mahabang Pila ng Mayo ang nangyari. Wala po ba talaga tayong sense of urgency DOTC? Tska napansin ko po bakit po kaya parang pang-coins lang yung SVC machines? Para pong walang pang bills? Eh kung tutuusin, mas may P20, P50 at P100 bills po ang mga pasahero ngayon. Kung coins lang po ang tatanggapin ng machines, magkakaroon na naman po ng pila sa LRT PAO para magpabarya. Dapat nga po, puro pang-bills na ang machines natin. 2015 na po. Bakit po kayo ganyan? Wala po bang nag-isip nyan? O sadyang ganyan po ang inorder nyo sa supplier para sa next na kontrata ay mayroon na naman po tayong pagkakakitaan?

Eto pa. Nagtaas na po kayo ng pamasahe mula Enero ngayong taon, pero ang escalators at elevators hindi pa din po gumagana. Bakit po kayo ganyan?

Escalators not operational. LRT Recto. 25 May 2015

Escalators not operational. LRT Recto. 25 May 2015

Sadya po bang wala kayong paki-elam sa pubiko? Bakit po hindi nyo madaliin? Bakit po sobrang tagal ng pag-improve? Noon po ang issue nyo, nag expire na kasi kontrata ng maintenance, tapos naging lugi kasi, mababa ang pamasahe. Ngayong nagtaas, wala pa din pagbabago. Ano po ba? Okay lang po na ganyan kasi nakakapagtiis naman kami? Pwede na yan. Kasi nakakauwi pa din naman kami sa mga bahay namin. Pwede nang walang air-con ang mga tren, kasi nakakapagtiis naman, may pamaypay naman. Pwede na yan kasi nakaka-akyat naman sa hagdanan. Konti lang kasi ang pilay sa Pilipinas. Pano naman po yung mga naka wheel-chair, sila lolo at lola?

Bakit po kailangang magtiis ng publiko habang kayo po ay nagpapakasasa sa sarap at lamig ng air-con ng mga sasakyan nyo na napakalakas sa gasolina na binabayaran ng taong-bayan. Bakit po kaya?

Patapos na ang administrayong PNoy, magpapalitan na naman ng gabinete. Ano ba ang nagawa ng DOTC? 6 na taon nang ganyan ang LRT, LRT2 at MRT. Anong nangyari? Sumesweldo kayo buwan buwan, pero simpleng pagkuha ng maintenance contractors ng escalators at elevators hindi magawa? Simpleng pagbili ng tama at nararapat at sulit na SVC machines hindi magawa? Bakit po kaya? Bakit po kaya? Bakit?

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Nancy Binay is offending me

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Nancy Binay is offending me because maybe she thinks I…

 

1. am A name-recall-voter – maybe she thinks and assumes every Filipino looks up to his Dad who happens to be the former Mayor of Makati City and now a Vice President who also kept on bragging how ‘he himself’ made Makati the way it is today. And that by having a Binay last name would automatically grant her a Senate seat. Wait, isn’t she married? Then why not use her husband’s last name? Oh, let’s ask the real people of Makati, what Makati really is like before and during the Binay regime?

2. am Illiterate – That I cannot read nor write to research her credentials and track records (if there’s any). Or maybe she thinks we are a family of illiterates who does the “pick-a-boom” selection during elections.

3. love Campaign Ads – that I will be persuaded by her TVC which shows how motherly she can be in the Senate. Excuse me, last time I checked, there’s no nursery there that badly needs breastfeeding and diapers.

4. am hungry for flowery words – “Education to Employment.” If this is true, then why not emancipate herself from her father’s arms and start having her own? She has the education, why not go out and look for her own employment? “Kay Nancy Binay, mga bata gaganda ang buhay.” Oh, last time I was in Makati, I ended up tweeting DSWD. Why? Oh yes, street children. “Nanay de Pamilya.” – this line is a joke. Seriously.

 

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5. believe in surveys – that I have the mentality to only vote for those who are in the top 12 because my vote will be wasted if I will still vote for those who are in the 13th and below spots. Guess what, I do NOT believe in any politically/campaign motivated surveys. Surveys have lots of factors and so as statistics. Results can be predicted and modified based on the different variables or data supplied. Oh well, I need not to go further.

6. am Stupid – I am under the impression that maybe she is assuming that I am stupid, idiot and a moron that I have no capacity to think who I should vote for. Well, I am not. I am a smart voter and please read number 7.

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7. will vote for her – because she looks nice. Please. Of course, I will NOT vote for her. Again, I am NOT voting Nancy Binay. I am not going to vote for someone who claims that she is so concerned with the protection of the mothers and infants and at the same time is an anti-RH law. Contradicting yourself ma’am, really? I am also NOT going to vote for someone who said that she is not in favor of divorce because, and I quote: ”Will divorce give jobs? Will it mean more food for people?…” Wow! Talk about apples versus oranges. Again and again, I will NOT vote for Nancy Binay because she cannot even present herself in public debates/forums to showcase her intellect. Being in the senate will expose a person to rigid intellectual discourse. If she cannot even once, attend and participate in any debate, what will she do in the Senate then? Sit in the corner and sip a hot steaming chamomile tea? Or will she only talk when she has her notes, script? Please, we already have several senators doing it now, I don’t need another one. I am NOT going to vote for Nancy Binay simply because she is not qualified to be on my list  of Senators. She did not meet my required qualifications to become one. She simply failed.

And for those of you who keeps on defending her that she is not the one to be blamed for running because she was just convinced by her Dad, please! She’s already 39yo, can’t she decide on her own? can’t she think on her own? She is her own self. She is she. She presents herself that she can give employment to everyone when she herself doesn’t have a real job on her own. All these criticisms hurt? Oh yes, sure it does. Daddy should’ve warned her. Or maybe Daddy was very assuring that she will win. Well, let’s see.

@NJayMaldito 

 

Reference for the above Nancy Binay quote:

http://www.philstar.com/opinion/2013/01/31/903144/who-nancy-binay

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Rappler.com & politicallyintoxicated.blogspot.com

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As one quote says:

“Election day is when citizens are most powerful. It is the day when they can influence the government.”

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https://njaymaldito.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/iniinsulto-ako-ni-nancy-binay/

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