Philippines Rail & High Speed Train Dreams – Duterte gives new Punch

High Speed Train

4 Responses

  1. Robert Real Muro says:

    This is the real one and hopefully this project can be fulfill as soon as possible because it is benifits to all filipino citizen all over the Philippines,i believe that this project bullet train here in the Philippines is coming soon to fulfill because Philippines is the most richest country in over the world…………

  2. Alian says:

    Sorry, one of the most stupid ideas to give up all fishing rights all rights on oil, gas and other mining prospects in the China sea and have a Chinese military airport with missils sitting on Scarborough, 200km from Olongapo, 250 from Manila, easily reachable.
    Duterte will have his railway and after a few years lack of service it will deteriorate and the next Philippine government is left over with scrap. Yea, a railway is very much needed, but not to every small town and the big bus and shipping lines will heavily oppose it. Still, Tuguegarao – Tarlac – Angeles – Manila – Legazpi City should be reactivated immediately with stitch lines to Olongapo and Dagupan. A ring line around Mindanao might be a next project, starting Surigao – Davao – Genral Santos – then adding Zamboanga.

    But never ever exchange Land/Sea for mobile goods! Your land will be yours forever, your railways will long been gone the junk shop lane!

    • waebi says:

      Near future will be interesting to observe. Maybe we’ll have to rename our website: 沉默花园
      I agree with you, maintenance isn’t one of the Filipino’s strong point. I am still sad to see the bad status of the Bicol express line.
      I do not think that the shipping lines will oppose – there will be no railway lines over the sea. The bus companies would have to review their business.
      You wrote:”But never ever exchange Land/Sea for mobile goods! Your land will be yours forever, your railways will long been gone the junk shop lane!”
      True! The last lesson is only 25 years ago. Maybe the Chinese will move the red light district from Angeles to Scarborough. 😉

      My opinion: The Philippines should create well balanced relationships with other countries. Moving from the US basket of goodies to the hands of China is more than questionable.
      Cheers, waebi

  3. Ben Finesilver says:

    Mindinao rail project is impossible. It would cost triple the amount in “taxes” and be held hostage by rebel muslims wanting payment not to bomb it.

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