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Manila Water interruptions set May 24-25 due to MRT7 construction

May 20, 2019 - 6:15 PM

(UPDATED) Manila Water says 20 barangays in Quezon City will have no water for 10 hours from Friday to Saturday, May 24 to 25

DOF turns sour as sugar tax collections miss target

Jan 03, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Taxes collected from sugar-sweetened beverages from January to October 2018 stand at P30 billion, 25% short of the P40-billion target

[ANALYSIS] New year, new fuel taxes: Do we really need them?

Jan 03, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Not only is TRAIN failing to generate enough revenues as expected, it is also demonstrably anti-poor and anti-environment

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Paghuhubad sa pasista

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:05 AM

Nalusaw sa lakas ng ulang pulitikal ang koloreteng nag-anyong maka-masa at maka-batas

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Pinakbet economics at pusit tactics

Sep 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Sablay na nga ang Dutertenomics, sablay pa ang tangkang paglilihis ng isyu

Selection of new MRT3 maintenance provider moved to June

May 15, 2018 - 11:55 AM

It will take 31 months and P16.985 billion to restore the Metro Rail Transit Line 3, based on talks between the Department of Transportation and the Japan International Cooperation Agency

NEW SERVICE PROVIDER. MRT3 has been encountering numerous malfunctions in recent years due to substandard maintenance and underinvestment in system renewal requirements. Photo by JR Belardo/Rappler

MRT3 ordered to sue passengers forcibly opening train doors

Apr 15, 2018 - 11:12 AM

'I told MRT to file cases and collect damages from them,' says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

TRANSPORTATION CHIEF. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade conducts an inspection of the MRT3 spare parts warehouse on March 29, 2018. File photo from the DOTr

New German consultant tapped to assess 48 unused MRT3 cars

Jan 11, 2018 - 2:35 PM

If the 48 light rail vehicles are cleared to run, the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 can operate 20 trains, with 4 cars each

NEW CONSULTANT. An MRT3 prototype train car being inspected on September 8, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong / Rappler

On last day of 2017, MRT3 unloads passengers due to glitch

Dec 31, 2017 - 12:02 PM

A 'signaling problem' disrupts MRT3 operations on the last morning of the year

FREQUENT BREAKDOWNS The railway system suffered 517 glitches from January 1 to December 26, 2017 – an average of 10 breakdowns a week. Photo from the Metrostar Express website

DOTr expects new MRT3 maintenance provider by May 2018

Dec 30, 2017 - 5:26 PM

The Japan government – the Philippine government's ODA partner for Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) – has promised to help mobilize a new maintenance provider by May next year

NEW SERVICE PROVIDER. MRT3 has been encountering numerous malfunctions in recent years due to substandard maintenance and underinvestment in system renewal requirements. Photo by JR Belardo/Rappler

Tugade refuses to resign over MRT3 woes

Nov 20, 2017 - 8:10 PM

'Only the President can ask me to resign,' says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, as he gives an assurance that the government will improve the MRT3

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Tragic rides, drastic steps for the MRT

Nov 20, 2017 - 9:09 AM

The breakdown of the MRT system is a problem that needed solutions yesterday. We should demand they be delivered today.

Commuters walk along MRT3 tracks as coach gets detached from train

Nov 16, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Around 130 to 140 passengers are forced to walk from the Ayala Station to the Buendia Station as the coach they're riding in gets separated from the train body

DETACHED. Commuters walked to Buendia station from Ayala station as the last train coach got detached from the train body. Photo by Gio Manlangit

3 MRT trains 'die' on passengers during Undas

Nov 01, 2017 - 8:53 PM

The DOTr records 3 trains stopping, then 'removed without replacement' on November 1

MALFUNCTION. The Transportation Department counts 3 MRT stoppages in one day . AFP PHOTO

Coming in 2018: LRT2's Masinag and Emerald stations

May 30, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Set to be completed in August 2018 the two additional stations are designed to accommodate 80 000 more passengers daily during the first 5 years of operations

#FridayFeels: Forever MRT

May 05, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It s agony every morning as people take the MRT with endless lines that require tons of patience When will this ordeal be over?

LRT1 operator's promise: 25-minute ride from Cavite to Makati by 2021

May 04, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Light Rail Transit Line 1 LRT1 operator Light Rail Manila Corporation LRMC targets to finish the Cavite Extension project by 2021

LRT1 GOES TO CAVITE. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade asked Light Rail Manila to expedite the construction of the LRT1 Cavite Extension project and asked if they can finish it by 2020 instead of 2021. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Roach happy with Pacquiao’s training in the Philippines

Mar 15, 2016 - 1:24 PM

We had a great month in the Philippines It was a great training camp says Manny Pacquiao s longtime trainer Freddie Roach

'GREAT TRAINING CAMP'. Freddie Roach (L) is happy with Manny Pacquiao's training in the Philippines. File photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

DOTC: Cases to be filed vs MRT3 personnel for 'gross neglect'

Aug 19, 2014 - 4:38 PM

UPDATED The train drivers and control center personnel who allegedly failed to follow safety procedures will face administrative cases says DOTC Secretary Joseph Abaya

LIABILITY? DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya says MRt3 train drivers and personnel will face administrative charges over the derailing of an MRT3 train on August 13. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

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

The MRT Survival Guide

Apr 21, 2014 - 3:07 PM

The MRT is a daily battle Are you ready for the ride?

MRT and the violence of our mass transport system

Apr 14, 2014 - 7:23 AM

One can tell how a country’s rulers treat its people just by looking at the trains they build for them

Study to extend P65B LRT1 to Dasma out soon

Feb 09, 2014 - 5:12 PM

The Cavite extension project will increase the span of LRT 1 from 20 7 kilometers to 32 4 km and serve around 4 million residents

File photo of LRT 1 courtesy of the PPP Center.

1st or 2nd hand? Gov't mulls what trains to buy for MRT-3

Jan 15, 2013 - 7:30 PM

The national government is studying the possibility of buying used trains from Spain or brand new ones from Czechoslovakia

A Metro Rail Transit (MRT) train is seen Manila on October 31, 2010. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

Attempted suicide disrupts MRT services

Jan 03, 2013 - 12:42 PM

A woman jumps into the train tracks before noon Thursday disrupting services at the MRT Shaw Boulevard station in Mandaluyong City

Khan seeks redemption against Peterson, trains in the PH

Apr 14, 2012 - 12:35 PM

British Pakistani fighter Amir Khan is in the country training for his match against Peterson

TOUGH KHAN. Boxer Amir Khan is in the Philippines, training for his rematch against Lamont Peterson. Photo from Amir Khan's official website.