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Electrical failure delays MRT-3 operation anew

by admin   |   Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3)

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) heading south from Quezon Avenue station was once again stalled at around noon on Wednesday (February 20).

The MRT-3 management said there was an electrical failure in the train’s motor which caused it to stop at around 12:48 in the afternoon.

More than four hundred passengers were unloaded in the said station, and were able to take the next ride after 15 minutes.

The MRT Management once again issued an apology to the riding public for the said glitch. — Maris Federez

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Netizens elated by free rides at MRT, LRT 1 and 2

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Netizens are elated after availing the free rides offered by Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3), Light Rail Transit (LRT-1) and LRT-2.

MRT-3, LRT-1 and 2 are offering free rides from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For some netizens who have to work on a holiday, the offer is a welcome consolation.

For others, it makes the celebration of Independence Day extra festive.

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PNP honors cop in viral taho-throwing incident

by admin   |   Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2019

PO1 William Cristobal receiving the ‘Medalya ng Papuri’ 

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde awarded PO1 William Cristobal with the ‘Medalya ng Papuri’  during the flag raising ceremony at Camp Crame on Monday (February 11).

PO1 Cristobal is the police officer who was splashed with a cup of taho (soy pudding) by Chinese national, Jiale Zhang, after he prohibited the latter from entering MRT Boni Station with the drink.

Cristobal called the attention of Zhang because of the station’s recent policy against bringing in drinks or any liquid following the bombings in Jolo, Sulu and the possible use of liquid bombs.

Albayalde said Cristobal demonstrated exemplary behavior during the incident.

Cristobal admitted feeling belittled after having a drink thrown at him.

The PNP chief called on foreign nationals visiting the country to respect the laws and regulations of the Philippines the same way that Filipinos observe the laws of other countries they visit.

The PNP chief added that the ban on liquids at MRT stations is no different from the ban of the same at airports, which is a part of the security measures against terrorism.

PO1 Cristobal has filed charges against Jiale Zhang including unjust vexation and disobedience of person in authority and direct assault.  — Lea Ylagan

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Authorities ban bottled drinks on MRT, LRT trains

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Thursday, January 31st, 2019

The third set of MRT-3 trains that were purchased from Chinese firm CCRC Dalian

MANILA, Philippines – Commuters are advised not to bring bottled drinks inside stations of Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) as part of authorities’ intensified security measures following a series of attacks in Mindanao.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has placed the entire Metro Manila under heightened alert status following the Jolo church bombing on Sunday (January 28).

The measure, the PNP said, aims to prevent the entry of dangerous chemicals in train stations contained in plastic bottles that can be used to harm and jeopardize the safety of the riding public. – UNTV News and Rescue

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