PWDs to enjoy free rides at LRT-2, MRT-3 on July 17

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 17, 2019   •   998

Persons with Disability (PWD) may avail LRT-2 and MRT-3’s free ride on Wednesday (July 17) in celebration of the 41st National Disability Prevention and Disability Week,

LOOK: FREE RIDES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY pic.twitter.com/3eDrFxtjqq— LRT2 (@OfficialLRTA) July 16, 2019

According to LRT-2’s Twitter post, PWD can avail the free ride from 10 a.m. to noon and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. They would only need to present their PWD identification card.

MRT-3 also reminds to present PWD ID to the security guard at the service gate to avail the free ride. They will also offer free ride from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.—AAC

How to avail the DOTr student free ride

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 1, 2019

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: Passengers inside an MRT coach on a rush hour ride

The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) began the implementation of the Student free Ride Program on Monday (July 1).

READ: Students to get free train rides, airport and seaport terminal fees — DOTr

According to LRTA, students would need to avail their Student Free Ride ID/Pass by applying online. After applying online, students will receive an email on when to claim their ID. They may claim their ID at any nearest LRT station.

While the Student Free Ride ID/Pass is being processed students need to follow these steps to avail the free ride.

  • Show your school ID to the station teller at the Student Free Ride designated station.
  • Claim the Student Free Ride Ticket (SFRT).
  • Show your school ID and SFRT to the security guard at the service/staff gate.
  • Before leaving the station, students have to show their school ID to the security guard at the service/staff gate and surrender their SFRT at the designated drop box.

For lost SFRT, there will be a penalty of P30.00.—AAC

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

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 12, 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.

Bill seeks more job opportunities for PWDs

Marje Pelayo   •   April 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A bill that seeks to provide better inclusion for persons with disability (PWD) in the country’s workforce has been filed in Senate.

Senate Bill 1249 filed by Senator Bam Aquino urges the government to open at least two percent of available positions for PWD.

The bill seeks to amend the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons which mandates companies with more than 100 employees to reserve one percent of positions PWDs.

Aquino believes that through the legislation, government offices will be required to ensure that two percent of their employees will comprise of PWDs.

Likewise, private organizations will be required to employ a workforce, at least one percent be made up of PWDs.

Aquino believes any qualified PWD should have access to employment opportunities to be productive members of the country’s labor force just like “able-bodied” personnel.

The bill is still pending at the Senate Committee on Social Welfare, Welfare and Rural Development. – Marje Pelayo

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