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MRT-3 exec Vitangol files perjury complaint vs Czech ambassador

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MANILA, Philippines—The beleaguered general manager of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) has slapped its accuser Czech Ambassador Josef Rychtar with a perjury complaint in the Makati prosecutor’s office.

The management of the Department of Transportation and Communications-MRT 3 announced on Tuesday the filing of the criminal complaint of Al Vitangcol III against Rychtar who had earlier accused him of extortion.

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In media interviews, Rychtar said the MRT chief attempted to extort $30 million from Czech train coach builder Inekon Group in July 2012.

The ambassador said Vitangcol through Wilson De Vera, a member of the Liberal Party who lost the mayoral race in Calasiao town in Pangasinan last elections, asked Inekon to pay $30 million to win the contract for 48 coaches for the MRT.

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“This action is personal to Atty. Vitangcol and has nothing to do with DOTC MRT 3 thus the DOTC-MRT3 or any of its officers will not answer any queries relative to the said case,” the DOTC-MRT3 statement reads.

The copy of the complaint was received by the personnel of the Makati prosecutors’ office on Monday.

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