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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

Manny Pangilinan's group mulls buying out MRT3 owners

Aug 23, 2017 - 3:10 PM

Metro Pacific has an option to acquire a 48 stake in MRTC after signing cooperation agreements with various groups that hold rights and interests The conglomerate has yet to exercise this option

BUYOUT? 'The tentative cost of rehabilitating the system is about P12.5 billion, but there’ll be further cash out to take out certain of the shareholders of MRT, including the government,' Manny Pangilinan of Metro Pacific says. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Ayala to join Metro Pacific in MRT3 rehab proposal

Aug 11, 2017 - 5:15 PM

The two conglomerates are also partners in the operations maintenance and upgrade of LRT1

Groups of Ramon Ang, MVP set sights on MRT3 upgrade

Jun 05, 2017 - 7:40 AM

It was in 1999 when MRT3 was opened to decongest EDSA Now EDSA remains congested

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

CA junks MRT3 owners' appeal to stop gov't from getting more trains

Jul 27, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The appellate court says the MRT3 owners claims are merely self serving and uncorroborated by independent witnesses

DROP IT. The country's transportation department is demanding the Robert John Sobrepeña-controlled MRT Holdings, Incorporated II to drop its bid to stop the addition of 48 new train cars to the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT3) system. File photo from DOTC

Aquino on Abaya, Santiago on budget cut, nuclear threat | 6PM wRap

Jan 08, 2016 - 5:56 PM

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PH transportation, new immigration chief, Pia Wurtzbach | 12PM wRap

Jan 07, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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Roxas: Time to end 'anomalous' MRT3 contract

Nov 26, 2015 - 10:22 AM

The LP standard bearer who was DOTC Secretary for over a year insists he did what he could given the limitations of a faulty contract

MRT3 WOES. Mar Roxas is asked about the MRT and the DOTC in a forum with alumni from American business schools. Photo from Mar Roxas' Facebook page

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

Laglag-bala scheme, transportation woes, released hostage | 12PM wRap

Nov 10, 2015 - 1:06 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Poe overtakes Binay, new political appointees, Charleston shooting | 6PM wRap

Jun 18, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Only 5 MRT trains running; long lines at stations

Apr 21, 2015 - 1:13 PM

Only 5 trains are running as of 12 pm down from the usual 10 to 15 trains

Out-going passengers struggle in a jam-packed train ride.

PNP on US involvement, Sulpicio Lines, Filipinas in Mars | The wRap

Feb 17, 2015 - 7:26 PM

Police downplay US involvement in Mamasapano clash Sulpicio Lines can no longer ferry people 2 Filipinas are candidates for a colony on Mars

MRT3 contractor faces P27-M fines

Sep 09, 2014 - 9:40 AM

Penalties incurred by contractor cover its first 6 months of maintenance

MRT3 shareholder: Gov’t budget for buyout not enough

Sep 02, 2014 - 9:29 PM

MRT Holdings says government’s P56 B buyout bid only covers MRT3 bonds bought by state banks

DOTC to bid out MRT3 extended maintenance contract

Aug 31, 2014 - 9:17 PM

The government is hoping a 3 year maintenance contract will address the problems currently besetting the aging system

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

#AnimatED: Problema sa MRT? Rebolusyon ang solusyon!

Aug 18, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Meron tayong kalbaryo araw araw Pero nananahimik tayo nagtitiis

Palace: President still trusts Abaya

Aug 17, 2014 - 2:58 PM

Despite two separate incidents in the MRT 3 line Malacañang says President Aquino is fully confident in Secretary Abaya s abilities

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

Is it worth it? Senate to scrutinize P6.6B MRT budget

Aug 15, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Under its proposed budget the DOTC promises to keep MRT service disruptions to under 300 in 2015

Senators push probe of MRT-3 operations, PH public transport

Aug 14, 2014 - 3:25 PM

Senators call for a probe not only on the derailed train but also on the MRT 3 maintenance and the country s public and mass transport system

‘UNACCEPTABLE.’ Filipino rescuers assist wounded passengers after a train overshot a terminal in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, 13 August 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

From peeved to alarmed: MRT rider recalls train derailing

Aug 14, 2014 - 10:43 AM

An MRT passenger narrates why it may take her some time to ride the train again despite safety assurances from transportation officials

List of injured MRT-3 passengers

Aug 13, 2014 - 7:18 PM

UPDATED At least 38 MRT passengers have been admitted to 3 hospitals in Pasay City but only 34 names are available so far

‘TECHNICAL GLITCH.’ One and a half coaches of the MRT train breach the barrier of the Taft Station in Pasay City, injuring some of its passengers, on August 13, 2014. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

MRT-3 resumes operations; slowdown at Taft station expected

Aug 13, 2014 - 6:33 PM

The trains have started running southbound and northbound past 5 pm Wednesday but there will be delays approaching Taft because only a single track is available for trains that are turning around

‘TECHNICAL GLITCH.’ One and a half coaches of the MRT train breach the barrier of the Taft Station in Pasay City, injuring some of its passengers, on August 13, 2014. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

What caused MRT 3 accident? Gov’t begins probe

Aug 13, 2014 - 6:22 PM

The investigation will determine if the accident was caused by technical or human error says the LRTA

MRT-3 train derailed, injuries reported

Aug 13, 2014 - 4:20 PM

2nd UPDATE A train of the Metro Rail Transit MRT is derailed at the Taft Avenue station in Pasay City

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

Gov't eyes compromise with MRTC for takeover of MRT 3

Aug 04, 2014 - 10:37 AM

But MPIC opposes the government takeover and revived its 300 million offer to expand MRT 3 operations

MRT 3 file photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

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

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

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

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

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

Better MRT 3? More trains deployed to ease congestion

Jun 27, 2014 - 12:07 AM

MRT 3 management boosts capacity during peak hours

BETTER SERVICE? The MRT 3 adds trains to service more passengers during peak hours

Vitangcol sued for bribery over P3.76-B MRT project

Jun 24, 2014 - 7:02 PM

Former MRT 3 general manager Al Vitangcol III faces criminal and administrative complaints Through a supposed liaison he asked for 30 million from a Czech company in exchange for being the project s supplier

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

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

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

MRT 3 back to 'full operations' after cable glitch

Jun 03, 2014 - 11:14 AM

UPDATED The MRT 3 went back to full operations around 11:49 am June 3 according to their spokesperson

STALLED OPERATIONS. The MRT 3 undergoes ‘half line operations’ on Tuesday, June 3, because of a busted power line. Passengers in this photo are asked to leave the stalled trains. Photo courtesy of Zaramaine Bona

Vitangcol: Uncle-in-law divested before MRT 3 contract awarding

May 27, 2014 - 7:19 PM

A solon offers a theory on the possible role PH Trams played in the alleged 30 million extortion attempt

CONTROVERSIAL. Lawmakers want to look deeper into maintenance contracts entered into by MRT. File photo by AFP

Sacked or resigned? It's both, says Vitangcol

May 27, 2014 - 3:04 PM

Vitangcol a presidential appointee says he won t keep the post even if the president decides to reject his resignation

OUT. Former MRT 3 general manager Al Vitangcol says his resignation is irrevocable. Photo by Rappler

DOTC to bid out MRT-3 upgrade deal

May 21, 2014 - 1:34 PM

Bidders have until June 11 to submit proposals

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MRT Express trial run pushes through May 7-20

May 05, 2014 - 3:23 PM

The morning express trains will travel southbound at 7 9 am while the afternoon northbound runs will be at 5 7 pm

DOTC: Gov't saved P3.35B in MRT bid

May 04, 2014 - 3:47 PM

Abaya says the decision to bid the project out instead of awarding the contract to Inekon through a negotiated bid resulted in government savings

MRT 3 express trains 'on hold'

Apr 29, 2014 - 3:01 PM

Shelved even before it can take off MRT 3 management says it is still refining details of its express train plan

MRT CONGESTION. The MRT 3 announces an