Netizen explains why Grace Poe is refusing to give emergency powers: “Gusto nilang forever gatasan ang taumbayan”

A netizen revealed what he believed that reason why Senator Grace Poe is trying to oppose the emergency powers being asked by the Duterte administration to solve the traffic in EDSA.

In a Facebook post, Noel Landero Sarifa, who’s also known for being the author of several viral posts about the Duterte administration claimed that Grace Poe is allegedly in favor of San Miguel Corporation (SMC) proposal to put an elevated 10-lane tollway on EDSA.

According to Sarifa, Poe allegedly received funds from the SMC Chairman and Chief Operating Officer Ramon Ang who proposed the said project to the government.

During an interview, Ang bared that the project can be completed within 24 to 30 months and they estimated that the toll rates will cost P150 to P200.

Sarifa believes that Grace Poe doesn’t want the government to give emergency powers so the government has no choice but to agree with the proposal of SMC to build a tollway as a way to save EDSA from traffic and let the vehicle owners pay for every use of it.

“As for the toll rates, Put it at ₱200 or ₱150. Half a million ang dumadaan sa EDSA araw2 so let’s say half nun gagamit ng skyway 250,000 x 150. Tumataginting na 37.5 Million a day. So in few years bawi agad… And then forever cash flow,” Sarifa said.

“So ayun, ayaw nila ng emergency powers kasi gusto nilang forever gatasan ang taumbayan,” he added.

Very timely press release, may hearing sa Emergency power, Issue ang Traffic, 3 years to finish ang project at in 3 years time tapos na ang term ni Pres. Duterte, what a show. Bayan o Sarili? Grace Poe, utang na loob,” he also said.

Several reports mentioned that Grace Poe’s presidential election was backed by taipans Ramon Ang and also Eduardo Cojuangco who’s also part of SMC.

Sarifa’s post received 7,700 shares as of writing.

Meanwhile, the proposed project of Mr. Ang received support from Malacanang calling it as a “beautiful proposal,”.

“Have you read about Ramon Ang’s proposal, iyong elevated? I was talking to him last night, ang ganda ng proposal niya,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said.

“Tinanong ko siya how much is that. Three billion US dollars, sabi niya. In less than two years, gawa ‘yan. Tapos ipinakita niya sa akin sa ano yata, sa Jakarta. Ipinakita niya sa akin ‘yung mga ginawa nila doon,” he added.

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