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Duterte: Politics derailed BRT in Cebu City

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President Rodrigo Duterte on June 7 said the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) project in Cebu City has been delayed because of politics.

Duterte made the remark during the inauguration of the new Mactan-Cebu International Airport Terminal 2.

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña and Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Diño, both of whom are Duterte’s allies, have been on butting heads on the project.

Osmeña said Diño has been blocking the implementation of the BRT.

Diño has been pushing for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) instead.

“I would suggest for the national government to completely take over. Anyway, pera naman ng national government ‘yan,” Duterte said.