Former Senator JV Ejercito couldn’t hide his anger over the news about the people throwing stones and garbages at the trains of Philippine National Railways (PNR).
On a Tweet, Ejercito said that he was saddened by the incident because the money used to buy the new trains is from the taxpayers.
“This makes me very, very sad. We alloted taxpayers money to purchase the new trains only to be stoned! Nakakagalit!!!” Ejercito twitted.
The followers of the former Senator also expressed their disappointment with the said incidents.
“Tapos the irony is hindi taxpayers ang nambato. and they have the guts to ask the government for all the benefits, 4Ps, free housing, free etc, again paid for by the taxpayers,” netizen @lexxizvasquez said.
“Yan napapala ng demokrasya. Pag hinuli lalo na kabataan involve, papakialaman ng mga kadamay at CHR!” netizen @LPSalot wrote.
“Kaya di umunlad unlad ang pinas. Kahit dito samin yung walang magawa binabato yung dumadaan na sasakyan tapos sabay tago,” netizen @mykeDota remarked.
“Di ko na talaga maintindihan ang mga pilipino. Daming hinihiling para maging maayos sila sila din ang sumisira. Ano ba talaga gusto niyo?” netizen @paulbarzy commented.
Last week, PNR reported 14 incidents of people throwing rocks and other solid objects to their trains.
One minor caught said that they’re only doing it for “fun”.
Authorities said that they don’t have any choice but to free the culprit if they’re minor.
“Wala ring maibigay na magandang dahilan kasi minsan, isang katuwaan. Pinagsabihan ‘yung magulang na pagsabihan yung anak,” PNR OIC Spokesperson Crissy Ecalnea said.
Meanwhile, they’re pushing to make sabotaging of train operations is unlawful to discourage the people from doing the said bad act again to PNR.