To avert a vacuum in leadership that could be detrimental to the daily train riders, especially the MRT, we appeal to Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade to immediately find a new but qualified undersecretary for rails.
We hope that in finding a replacement, Secretary Tugade will carefully look into the qualifications, capability, competence and commitment of the person because the task at hand is complex and has critical impact on the lives of our commuting public. We need to have somebody who will hit the ground running as we cannot afford a mere politically connected OJT.
The interest of the public and the improvement of the country's transportation system should be the foremost considerations in choosing a new person at the helm, rather than political accommodation or reciprocity.
We trust that Secretary Tugade will do the right thing for the country, learning from the mistakes of the past.
Source: Senate of the Philippines