READ: Netizen Who Experienced the MRT Breakdown Calls for Leaders Who Love Filipinos

Netizen Who Experienced the MRT Breakdown Calls for Leaders Who Will Love Filipinos

Yesterday, commuters were forced to disembark from the MRT in the middle of the Guadalupe Bridge  and walk the rest of the way to the platform when it suddenly stopped.

According to reports, a glitch in the signaling system forced operations to only run trains from Shaw Boulevard to North Station and vice versa, forcing southbound commuters at the Shaw Boulevard Station to find alternative means to go to their destination.

This irked passengers, especially one netizen who decided to post on Facebook how Filipinos deserve leaders who love the country. According to Mishel C.:

I never loved MRT but I also never hated it….til now.

At around 1:45 pm, our train suddenly stopped at Boni-Guadalupe station. Five minutes have passed, there was no announcement as to why. Ten minutes, then they asked us to be patient as they were only waiting for the train before us to move. Fifteen to 20 minutes have passed and they still tell us the same excuse.

Nearly 40 minutes, and I lost my patience. I pressed the emergency button (Oh yes, I did!) but the doors wouldn’t open. Pressed it twice, thrice even and the guards who were inside the train with us told me : “Wag niyo pong pindutin yang emergency door button. Bawal po yan.” To which I responded: “Emergency door button nga kuya, diba? Hindi ba to emergency?” But wait, even the emergency door button does not work! Well at least the one near me.

So bakit ba ako galit? It’s not only because the system sucks. We all know that already, how they prioritized the ticketing machines before fixing the trains.

I’m mad because we heard our leaders say: “Hindi naman siguro fatal yan” (Sec. Abaya about the Manila traffic); our president even once remarked: “Buhay ka pa naman diba?” I wonder what stupid, selfish, corrupt remark will we hear from them this time.

It’s as if we are not worthy of their time, action and service. It’s as if for as long as we still breathe, work and pay the taxes for them to have food on their plate, it’s still not urgent. Kumbaga, habaan mo nalang ang pasensya mo. Mas kailangan daw natin sila kesa sa mas kailangan nila tayo so tayo ang magtyaga sa kung anong klaseng pamamalakad meron sila.

So sana sa susunod na eleksyon, iboto natin yung tingin nating kayang mahalin ang mga PILIPINO at ang Pilipinas. Pagmamahal sa bayan at sa kapwa mamamayan, yun siguro ang kulang sa gobyerno natin. Kasi kung mahal mo, aalagaan mo.

Sa kabila ng lahat ng to, tignan nyo si kuya. Kumaway pa. Hay Pilipino. Sayang.

(I never loved MRT but I also never hated it….til now.

At around 1:45 pm, our train suddenly stopped at Boni-Guadalupe station. Five minutes have passed, there was no announcement as to why. Ten minutes, then they asked us to be patient as they were only waiting for the train before us to move. Fifteen to 20 minutes have passed and they still tell us the same excuse.

Nearly 40 minutes, and I lost my patience. I pressed the emergency button (Oh yes, I did!) but the doors wouldn’t open. Pressed it twice, thrice even and the guards who were inside the train with us told me : “Don’t press the emergency door button. That’s not allowed.” To which I responded: “It’s an emergency door button, right? Isn’t this an emergency?” But wait, even the emergency doorbutton does not work! Well at least the one near me.

So why am I mad? It’s not only because the system sucks. We all know that already, how they prioritized the ticketing machines before fixing the trains.

I’m mad because we heard our leaders say: “That’s probably not fatal” (Sec. Abaya about the Manila traffic); our president even once remarked: “But you’re alive, right?” I wonder what stupid, selfish, corrupt remark will we hear from them this time.

It’s as if we are not worthy of their time, action and service. It’s as if for as long as we still breathe, work and pay the taxes for them to have food on their plate, it’s still not urgent. It’s like, prolong your patience. We need them more than they need us so we have to put up with whatever system they have.

I hope in the next elections, we vote for the people we think love Filipinos and the Philippines. I think what our government needs is people who have a love for the country and its citizens. Because if you love it, you’ll care for it.

Despite the trouble, look at that one guy. He even waved. Hay, Filipinos.

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