House probes MRT-3 parts supply deal


Posted at Oct 04 2017 10:22 AM

MANILA - A House of Representatives committee was to investigate on Wednesday an alleged questionable deal to supply safety equipment to the MRT-3, one of the proponents of the inquiry said.

The supplier, Diamond Pearl, was found out to be unauthorized by manufacturer Bombardier to sell its vehicle logic units, said PBA party list Rep. Jericho Nograles.

An official of Diamond Pearl, Marlo dela Cruz, was invited to Wednesday's hearing, Nograles told DZMM.

"Malalaman natin kung kasabwat ba ng government officials sa loob ng MRT-3 or sa DOTr sa posibleng panloloko na ito," he said.

(We hope to find out if government officials from within the MRT-3 or the Department of Transportation were part of this possible deception.)

Roughly half a million people ride the MRT-3 daily and poor maintenance has been blamed for chronic service interruptions.