Bongbong Marcos calls for resignation of DOTC Sec. Abaya

5 April 2016

Vice presidential Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. today called for the resignation of Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio “Jun” Abaya saying he is a “disappointment”.

Marcos made the statement on the sidelines of his sortie in the CAMANAVA (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela) area Tuesday saying Abaya’s department has been the biggest source of problems in government. He pointed out that the five-hour power outage was just one of the many incidents showing the incompetence of people in the DOTC.

“With Secretary Abaya, I’m sorry but DOTC has been the source of so many problems and when he came in we had hoped we would be the one to rationalize his department but he has been a disappointment kasi walang maayos na nangyari,” Marcos said.

As with Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Jose Angel Honrado, Marcos said he has been calling for his resignation for years.

“I’ve been calling for his resignation for years. He does not know his job. I asked him during the Tanim-bala hearings what’s his job as a general manager and I remember him saying he coordinates but he does not control the people in the airport. So kung walang control bakit sya manager?,” he stated.

He further stated that he would later learn that Honrado had more than P1 billion in intelligence fund but it would seem the money is not being put to good use. “Lampas sa P1 bilyon ang intelligence fund pero mukhang wala naman silang ginagawa. Mag-brownout lang, walang silang magawa, walang maayos na generator, 80 plus cancelled flights, anong klaseng patakbo yan,” he said.

He said he would not fire Honrado because he would not have appointed him in the first lace. “I have been asked, would I have fired him? No because I would have never appointed him in the first place because clearly he is not competent,” Marcos said.