Councilors of a local government unit (LGU) in Metro Manila are reportedly holding the mayor’s ambitious plan for a subway hostage because of greed.
Citing sources, Abante Tonite columnist Deo Macalma wrote on November 16 that the councilors are demanding P30 million each in exchange for the approval of the subway project.
Macalma said the mayor of the LGU was furious over the councilors’ demand for a bribe, especially since it was made after they reportedly received a P5-million “goodwill money” from her rival in the upcoming elections.
Macalma said the mayor is leaning towards revealing the names of the councilors opposed to the project due to lack of a bribe if push comes to shove.
Out of all cities in Metro Manila, it is Makati City that has been vocal about the possible construction of a subway system as a mode of transportation.