Busan Universal Rail Incorporated - updates

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Roxas cleared, Abaya indicted for graft over MRT maintenance mess

Jun 25, 2018 - 12:50 PM

(UPDATED) Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales finds probable cause to charge former transportation chief Joseph Emilio Abaya with graft for awarding the contract to Busan Universal Rail Incorporated, 'an ineligible and unqualified entity'

MRT MAINTENANCE MESS. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales clears former interior secretary Mar Roxas, but indicts former transport secretary Jun Abaya for graft over the MRT maintenance contract.

Ex MRT-3 service provider blacklisted from future bids by DOTr

Dec 26, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Busan Universal Rail Incorporated, the former maintenance provider of the MRT-3 line, along with its joint venture firms, Busan and Edison, are barred after government terminated its contract last November

Abaya, other Aquino execs face plunder complaint over MRT

Nov 21, 2017 - 12:57 PM

(UPDATED) The other Cabinet secretaries made up the Government Procurement Policy Board which the Department of Transportation accuses of conspiring to favor maintenance provider BURI

DOT'r Usec. for legal affairs and procurement, Atty. Renier Paul Yebra (center), along with Atty. Giovanni Lopez (left) and Atty. Mark Steven Pastor (right) shows a copy of a complaint affidavit of Plundaer cases against former DOTC Secretary Emilio E. Abaya, Usec. for operations Edwin Lopez, former Usec. for Planning Rene Limcaoco, Former DILG Sec. Mar Roxas and some former cabinet members of the Aquino administration they filed at the Ombudsman on Tuesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Bayan files graft case vs ex-Transport chief Abaya over MRT mess

Nov 20, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Bayan points out irregularities in the Abaya-led DOTC’s awarding of the MRT maintenance contract to Korean firm Busan Transportation Corporation in 2015

Still blaming Aquino admin? Time to prove yourself, Poe tells DOTr

Nov 17, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Senator Grace Poe, chair of the Senate committee on public services, tells transportation officials that they've been in office for over a year already but they have yet to show 'concrete steps' to improve MRT services

MRT3. Senator Grace Poe says it's time for current officials of the Department of Transportation to 'prove' themselves. File photo from the Metrostar Express website

DOTr ends contract with MRT3 maintenance provider Busan Universal

Nov 06, 2017 - 2:05 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation also forms the MRT3 Maintenance Transition Team to temporarily take over while a new company has yet to be chosen

FINAL DECISION. Transportation Assistant Secretary for Legal Steve Pastor serves the final decision of his department to BURI, finally terminating the MRT3 maintenance contract. Photo from Departmen of Transportation

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Oct 23, 2017 - 9:10 PM

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DOTr files graft case vs Abaya, MRT maintenance provider BURI

Oct 23, 2017 - 2:26 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation blames train glitches on Busan Universal Rail Incorporated, and accuses ex-transportation chief Joseph Emilio Abaya of 'allowing' the violation of procurement rules

GRAFT. Transportation Undersecretary for Legal Affairs and Procurement Reinier Yebra (middle) files a graft case against former transportation secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and other ex-officials at the Office of the Ombudsman on October 23, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DOTr considers blacklisting MRT3 maintenance provider

Oct 04, 2017 - 6:40 PM

This is on top of the Department of Transportation's plan to terminate Busan Universal Rail Incorporated's maintenance contract for the MRT3

SQUABBLE. A transportation official says MRT3 maintenance contract 'was void from the beginning,' and that the department is now awaiting for report verification by MRT3 to cancel the contract. Photo from LRT spokesman Hernando Cabrera

MRT3 maintenance provider files graft complaint vs DOTr's Chavez

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:05 PM

But Transportation Undersecretary Cesar Chavez defends the non-payment of fees to Busan Universal Rail Incorporated, saying he is only being careful with government funds

NON-PAYMENT. Busan officials Corporate Secretary Charles Mercado (center) and lawyer Redentor Roque (right) file a graft complaint against Transport Undersecretary Cesar Chavez for non-payment of fees over the maintenance of MRT3. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Busan Universal Rail calls DOTr's move to end contract 'unfair'

Aug 28, 2017 - 9:35 PM

The Korean Filipino maintenance service provider says it should not be blamed for every MRT3 glitch but transportation official Cesar Chavez says most train issues are due to poor maintenance

'UNFAIR.' The Depertment of Transportation is set to terminate the contract with Busan Universal Rail Incorporated (BURI) for the rising number of train service interruptions. BURI calls this move 'unfair.' Rappler graphic by Nico Villarete

MRT3 maintenance provider Busan claims fewer glitches since takeover

Jul 11, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Busan says it was able to reduce the number of system glitches to 2 701 in 2016 from 2 776 in 2015

REPAIR WORK. Sectional rail replacement (pre-welding) activity between Taft & Magallanes Stations of the MRT3 on February 24, 2015. File photo

MRT3's Busan expects 800k passengers daily by 2017

Dec 14, 2016 - 6:17 PM

The joint venture that maintains the MRT says restoration works have increased to 22 the number of trains in operation as of end November

NEW TRAIN SET. The DOTr received two new coaches from Dalian, China, on February 19, 2016, allowing it to complete assembly this weekend. Photo from DOTr