Fifty Shades of Train: Senator Recto wants hand straps and he wants them now
When you’re reaching for something that isn’t there. #Hugot
(SPOT.ph) Lately, it’s been a mad dash for something-or someone-to hold in the MRT. If you’re not magically contorted into vaguely kinky positions, you’re falling "like dominoes" because-like that relationship you’re still bitter about-the train just suddenly comes to a halt. Senator Ralph Recto wants to give you what you’ve been looking for: Stability.
On Wednesday, Senator Recto was more than a little perplexed by the lack of hand straps in the trains and said that if the management could not even provide such a simple thing, how would they ever be able to satiate the deeper longings of the people they service?
"Kung band-aid solusyon lang tulad ng hand straps ay mahirap mailagay, paano pa kaya kung mga bagon at riles na ang pag-uusapan?" the Senator said in a statement to the press, puncuated by these rhetorics at the end, "Hand straps lang hindi natin mailagay kaagad? Akala ko ba increased government spending na tayo? Akala ko ba budget-as-release document na tayo? Akala ko ba anticipated bidding na tayo para start of the year roll out na?"
According to Senator Recto, an official document from the DOTC clearly stated that with increased fare comes improved service, but so far, it’s been glitches and more glitches. In response to these hiccups, the management advised the passengers to "hold on to the straps of the train as an added safety precaution."