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Ayala, Metro Pacific slammed for LRT1 extension, FTI construction delays

Aug 14, 2019 - 10:27 AM

Cavite 7th District Representative Boying Remulla says the Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange would have been 'viable' if not for these construction delays

HOLD CONCESSIONAIRES ACCOUNTABLE. Cavite Representative Boying Remulla talks about commuters' problems during a Senate hearing on August 13, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Woman arrested for bomb joke at LRT 1 station

Jun 06, 2019 - 12:31 PM

If found guilty, the woman faces imprisonment of up to 5 years and fines of up to P40,000

ARRESTED. A woman is arrested for cracking a joke while her bag was inspected. Shutterstock photo

MRT, LRT, PNR suspend operations after Luzon earthquake

Apr 22, 2019 - 6:40 PM

(UPDATED) All passengers are evacuated from train stations as operations are halted due to the earthquake on Monday, April 22

A major thoroughfare in the Manila on September 8, 2014, is clogged with traffic as an overhead train passes by in the centre lane. The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Board, chaired by President Benigno Aquino, has approved the “Roadmap for Transport Infrastructure Development for Metro Manila and Its Surrounding Areas.” The study conducted by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) cited strategies to reduce traffic congestion. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO

LRT1 lifts ban on liquids

Apr 02, 2019 - 2:15 PM

The Light Rail Manila Corporation removes the ban on bottled water and drinks inside the Light Rail Transit Line 1 stations effective April 2

LIFTED. The ban on liquids inside the LRT1 is now lifted. Shutterstock photo

SC clears ex-governor Ayong Maliksi in P26M Cavite LRT case

Dec 04, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The Ombudsman indictment against the former governor is set aside

CAVITE EXTENSION. The LRT-1 Cavite Extension project is a P64.9 billion deal for private firm Light Rail Manila Corporation. Photo from the PPP Center

Lopsided contract? COA pressures DOTr to justify P65 billion LRT-1 deal

Jul 11, 2018 - 6:41 PM

The Commission on Audit demands the documents from the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA), which passes the buck to the Department of Transportation (DOTr)

LRT1. Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade leada the groundbreaking ceremony of the LRT1 Cavite Extension on May 4, 2017. File photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Free train rides on LRT-1 on New Year's Day

Dec 29, 2017 - 1:03 PM

(UPDATED) The MRT3, meanwhile, will offer free rides on Rizal Day, December 30

FREE RIDES. You can ride the LRT1 for free during peak hours of January 1, 2018.

LRT1 commuter injured after foot got caught in door of moving train

Nov 08, 2017 - 5:43 PM

An LRT1 official says the accident happened when 48-year-old Julieto Eco tried to get on the coach even after the warning buzzer sounded off

Free rides during peak hours on all LRT, MRT lines for Independence Day

Jun 09, 2017 - 6:36 PM

Commuters will have free rides on Monday June 12 in all 20 stations of LRT 1 from Baclaran in Parañaque City to Roosevelt in Quezon City from 7 9 am and from 5 7 pm

LRT, MRT, PNR schedules: Holy Week 2017

Apr 07, 2017 - 9:25 AM

LRT 1 and 2 MRT 3 and PNR will undergo maintenance works from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday

File LRT image from Shutterstock; MRT photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

LOOK: The newly-renovated LRT1 Doroteo Jose Station

Feb 06, 2017 - 7:14 PM

Light Rail Manila s directive is to rehabilitate the 20 stations and train cars of LRT1 in 18 months and extend the line from Baclaran to Bacoor Cavite

PREPS FOR THE FUTURE. Light Rail Manila, operator of LRT1, launches its newly renovated Doroteo Jose Station in Sta. Cruz, Manila. All photos from Light Rail Manila Consortium

Berroya, an Arroyo general, is new LRTA administrator

Jan 05, 2017 - 7:18 PM

One of the favorite generals of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Reynaldo Berroya is back in harness

YOUNGEST TRAIN. LRT2 is the youngest of the three mass elevated railway lines in Metro Manila. File photo by Sky Author/Wikimedia

LRT-1 offers free rides on New Year’s day

Dec 30, 2016 - 5:38 PM

Rides will be free to passengers from 7 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 7 pm on Sunday January 1

Photo courtesy of Light Rail Manila Corporation

Free LRT1 rides for senior citizens, PWDs this Christmas

Dec 04, 2016 - 9:40 PM

The free rides will be available on all weekends and holidays from December 3 2016 to January 8 2017 in all LRT1 stations

EXTENSION. The LRT1 has an average daily ridership of 400,000 commuters from Baclaran in Pasay City to Roosevelt in Quezon City. Screenshot from Rappler

Trial run: LRT1 to extend operating hours for a month

Jul 07, 2016 - 3:05 PM

If the test run will show an interest from the public then we would be pleased to do a more detailed study to make it permanent the chief of Light Rail Manila says

EXTENSION. LRT1 currently has an average daily ridership of 400,000 commuters from Baclaran in Pasay City to Roosevelt in Quezon City. Screenshot image from Rappler

Engineers racing to fix LRT1

Feb 27, 2016 - 4:07 PM

Aiming to rehabilitate and upgrade the 20 stations of the dilapidated Light Rail Transit Line 1 in 18 months over 1 200 engineers and staff are preparing for the future

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Jan 13, 2016 - 1:12 PM

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APEC week: LRT, MRT, PNR on regular operations

Nov 16, 2015 - 11:49 AM

Metro Manila s train networks will observe regular schedules with roads closed for APEC week

REGULAR SCHEDULE. The MRT and LRT will observe regular schedules this week, while the PNR will have holiday schedules on November 18 and 19. LRT image via Shutterstock, MRT photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Palace: Aquino administration should get ‘high grade’

Jul 27, 2015 - 1:46 PM

Is the glass half empty or half full? Instead of complaining why is the glass not full we should see that it is becoming more full says Palace Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma in Filipino

Broken or Delivered Promises? President Benigno Aquino III still has a lot to do to deliver his promises in his 2010 campaign.

DOTC to bid out LRT6 project in Q3

May 06, 2015 - 8:20 PM

The Light Rail Transit line extension from Bacoor to Dasmariñas City Cavite is expected to be operational by 2021

ROLLOUT. The Transportation department hopes to secure final green light next month to start the auction of the Light Rail Transit Line 6 Project. Photo from the PPP Center

Ayala interested in proposed P15B NAIA development

Apr 06, 2015 - 8:36 AM

The conglomerate however is not interested in the ongoing bidding for 5 regional airports

MPIC-Ayala tandem vows a ‘world-class’ LRT1

Oct 02, 2014 - 6:34 PM

The consortium targets to complete the LRT1 Cavite extension project by 2019 and commits to deliver a system comparable to commuter railway hubs in the region

DOTC insists TriNoma is the LRT-MRT common station site

Aug 22, 2014 - 12:58 PM

The agency is also still looking for a ‘win win’ solution pending its appeal to lift the TRO issued by the Supreme Court

DOTC appeals SC TRO on transfer of LRT-MRT common station

Aug 15, 2014 - 2:56 PM

The DOTC says it has submitted its comments on time through the Office of the Solicitor General

Ayala eyes foreign partners in PPP bids

Aug 11, 2014 - 11:30 AM

The group needs partners who have technical expertise and financial resources

SM group lukewarm on proposed ‘mini’ LRT-MRT common station

Aug 06, 2014 - 7:51 PM

The Henry Sy led company says it only heard about the proposal from the media and it has not been formally informed

DOTC eyes ‘mini’ LRT-MRT common station to appease SM group

Aug 05, 2014 - 9:33 PM

The Japan International Cooperation Agency is studying if the LRT 1 MRT 3 and MRT 7 traffic will not be affected by the proposed “mini station” in front of SM City North EDSA DOTC says

SC halts transfer of LRT-MRT common station to TriNoma

Aug 01, 2014 - 2:28 PM

The High Court has given the DOTC and the Light Rail Transit Authority 10 days to respond to claims they have violated a 2009 MOA with SM Prime Holdings Inc

DOTC to award LRT 1 Cavite extension project this week

Jul 28, 2014 - 12:18 PM

The agency is set to award the PPP project to sole bidder: the consortium of MPIC and Ayala groups

APPROVED. The Light Rail Transit Authority Board has approved the awarding of the P65-billion ($1.49 billion) LRT 1 Cavite extension project. Photo from the PPP Center

MPIC to finalize location of LRT-MRT common station

Jul 28, 2014 - 12:12 PM

The company is studying if building the common station in front of Ayala’s Trinoma mall is more advantageous to commuters businesses

LRTA board OKs LRT 1 Cavite extension project award to MPIC, Ayala

Jul 25, 2014 - 12:35 PM

The LRT extension project will be formally awarded to the Light Rail Manila Consortium after the DOTC receives the LRTA Board Resolution on its approval

APPROVED. The Light Rail Transit Authority Board has approved the awarding of the P65-billion ($1.49 billion) LRT 1 Cavite extension project. Photo from the PPP Center

DOTC recommends awarding of LRT Cavite extension project to MPIC, Ayala

Jul 21, 2014 - 7:26 PM

The LRTA board will meet July 23 to approve the award

RECOMMENDED. The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has recommended the awarding of the P65-billion ($1.50 billion*) LRT 1 Cavite extension project to lone bidder Light Rail Manila Consortium. Photo from the PPP Center

LRTA Board resets meeting on P65-B LRT 1 Cavite extension project

Jul 18, 2014 - 2:31 PM

The Board also extends the deadline for the submission of bids for maintenance contracts of LRT 1 and LRT 2

RESCHEDULED. The Light Rail Transit Authority Board has rescheduled anew its meeting over the awarding of the P65-billion ($1.49 billion) LRT 1 Cavite extension project. Photo from the PPP Center

DOTC: No fare hike yet for LRT, MRT

Jul 09, 2014 - 8:18 PM

The DOTC chief also clarifies that the LRT 1 Cavite extension project will no way affect the proposed fare hike for LRT lines 1 and 2 and MRT 3

NO FARE HIKE YET. There is no schedule yet for the much-needed fare hike for Metro Manila's railway systems. File photo by AFP

DOTC on LRT bid: No favors granted to Ayala-MPIC consortium

Jul 08, 2014 - 6:49 PM

The agency says there is no conflict of interest in the bidding even if the brother of an undersecretary works for the Ayala group

NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST. The Department of Transportation and Communications says there is no conflict of interest in the bidding even if the brother of an undersecretary works for the Ayala group. Photo from the PPP Center

Gov’t: Pending cases not dampening investors’ confidence in PPP

Jul 04, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Investors are assured that legal remedies are available and a level playing field is in place to bid for major infrastructure projects

PENDING. Among the latest PPP projects to be put on hold is the awarding of the Cavite-Laguna project. Photo from the PPP Center

Ayala to help bridge PH infra gap with more big projects

Jul 03, 2014 - 9:27 AM

The Ayala Group is exploring ways to finance its exposure in PPP projects in the next 5 years

SM’s petition for TRO on MRT-LRT common station denied

Jul 01, 2014 - 6:19 PM

Despite the absence of a temporary restraining order the Henry Sy led group says it will still pursue the case against the government

DOTC to award LRT 1 Cavite extension project in 2 weeks

Jun 27, 2014 - 10:04 AM

The department is still negotiating with MPIC Ayala on the tandem’s P9 35B offer

STILL NEGOTIATING. The Department of Transportation and Communications is still negotiating with Light Rail Manila Consortium of Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific and Ayala and Macquarie groups over their P9.35-B bid. Photo from the PPP Center

Metro Pacific acquires P13.24-B direct stake in Meralco

Jun 24, 2014 - 7:43 PM

The conglomerate raises its stake in the utility to 27 48 in anticipation of growth

File photo by AFP

NEDA Board approves Ayala-MPIC lone bid for LRT 1 Cavite extension

Jun 20, 2014 - 12:47 AM

The Board also gives go signal to 3 new PPP infrastructure projects worth P139 77 billion

APPROVED. The P9.35-B bid of Light Rail Manila Consortium of Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific and Ayala and Macquarie groups was approved by NEDA on June 19. Photo from the PPP Center

Why SM is after the MRT-LRT common station

Jun 14, 2014 - 5:46 PM

Saying it has a valid contract with government the company will fight tooth and nail for the station which is expected to bring high foot traffic to its largest mall in the Philippines

Metro Pacific to ‘slow down’ on PPP projects

Jun 12, 2014 - 6:45 PM

Sure to get the LRT Cavite extension project and hopeful to bag the Cavite Laguna expressway project the listed company might have to pause and digest those two projects

SLOWING DOWN. Metro Pacific Investment Corp. would focus instead on big-ticket projects like the LRT-1 Cavite extension project. Photo from the PPP Center

SM Group insists MRT-LRT common station MOA ‘valid’

Jun 10, 2014 - 6:23 PM

Pasay RTC gives DOTC LRTA 5 days to oppose SM’s claim over the P1 4 B project

COMMON STATION. The DOTC eyes one bidding for the LRT 1 Cavite Extension Project and the proposed common station linking LRT and MRT. Photo courtesy of Trinoma Mall official Facebook page and AFP File/Noel Celis

DOTC: MRT-LRT common station MOA with SM expired in 2011

Jun 09, 2014 - 7:12 PM

The 2013 NEDA approved ruling is in effect allowing the transfer of the common station the agency claims

COMMON STATION. The DOTC eyes one bidding for the LRT 1 Cavite Extension Project and the proposed common station linking LRT and MRT. Photo courtesy of Trinoma Mall official Facebook page and AFP File/Noel Celis

SM Group ‘not delaying’ the P65-B LRT 1 Cavite extension project

Jun 06, 2014 - 7:59 PM

The Henry Sy group also vows to fight for the P1 4 B MRT LRT common station contract

NOT DELAYING. SM Group clarifies it is not delaying the LRT 1 Cavite extension project, but will continue to fight for its LRT-LRT common station. Photo from the PPP Center

Ayala, MPIC offer P9.35B for LRT 1 Cavite extension project

Jun 05, 2014 - 10:49 PM

The consortium is the sole bidder for massive railway project

BID OPENED. The P9.35-B bid of Light Rail Manila Consortium of Pangilinan-led Metro Pacific and Ayala and Macquarie groups was opened Thursday, June 5. Photo from the PPP Center

DOTC defends decision on MRT-LRT common station

Jun 05, 2014 - 10:36 PM

The government stands to save P800 million P1 billion if the proposed common station is constructed near Trinoma Mall instead of SM North EDSA mall

COMMON STATION. The DOTC eyes one bidding for the LRT 1 Cavite Extension Project and the proposed common station linking LRT and MRT. Photo courtesy of Trinoma Mall official Facebook page and AFP File/Noel Celis

SM Group sues gov't over LRT-MRT common station

Jun 03, 2014 - 5:02 PM

The Henry Sy led group is asking the Pasay court to stop the transfer of the common station to Trinoma mall and order the government to honor a MOA they signed in 2009

COMMON STATION. The DOTC eyes one bidding for the LRT 1 Cavite Extension Project and the proposed common station linking LRT and MRT. Photo courtesy of Trinoma Mall official Facebook page and AFP File/Noel Celis

San Miguel's Ang says LRT Cavite extension not viable

May 29, 2014 - 7:26 PM

Only one group participated in the May 28 bidding for the project San Miguel and other interested parties did not show up

San Miguel chief Ramon Ang. Photo by AFP