Mark Lopez shared on his Facebook post the heartwarming reactions of our Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) regarding the Metro Manila Subway Project. Lopez represented the whole nation in expressing profound gratitude to Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade and to the Duterte Administration for pursuing the construction of the said project.
The Project of the Century
The construction of the first Metro Manila Subway Project is well underway. Just recently, the cutter head of the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) to be used for the new subway system already arrived in the country. It is said to be the “Project of the Century” because a third world country like the Philippines was able to start building a transportation system with superior technology. Also, the government will use not only 1 but 21 Tunnel Boring Machines to facilitate swift and safe construction of the subway.
Can’t Help But Be Proud
Lopez also shared that our Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) were so proud and delighted when they learned about this ongoing project from his Facebook post. Deo Miranda (an expat engineer in Denmark), Israel Banwa Aplod and Yeye Banaag (OFW engineers in Doha, Qatar), who are currently working in the largest subway constructions in different parts of the world, have expressed their genuine patriotic sentiments. Even if it will cost their high-paying jobs, they are willing to go back to the Philippines to share their knowledge and expertise and be directly involved in the project.
Bring OFWs Home
Lopez remembered from one of the President’s speeches his eagerness to unite the nation and bring home our OFWs. He suggested that it is high time to relive the National Bayanihan movement and welcome home our modern day heroes for the Build Build Build project of the Duterte government.
Are we on our way to a better Philippines?