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MRT3 interrupts service due to smoke emission

Nov 04, 2019 - 5:07 PM

(UPDATED) The MRT3 resumes normal operations by 6:06 pm

PROVISIONAL SERVICE. The Metro Rail Transit line 3 limited its operations due to a smoke emission on Monday, November 4. Photo by JR Belardo/Rappler

‘Walang pagbabago’: Long lines ensue after MRT-3 breaks down

Sep 06, 2019 - 7:27 PM

Netizens suggest possible solutions to the public transportation crisis as the MRT break downs for almost a full day

A COMMUTER'S NIGHTMARE. An ordeal that every commuter faces as MRT-3 breaks down.

MRT3 unloads passengers due to smoke emission

Mar 18, 2019 - 8:09 PM

The train line resumes normal operations at 6:35 pm

MRT3. A Metro Rail Transit Line 3 train unloads passengers on Monday night, March 18. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

After train breakdown, LRT 1 passengers walk along rail tracks

Oct 11, 2018 - 7:37 PM

An LRT1 train to Central Station breaks down shortly after leaving the United Nations Station

DEFECTIVE. The Light Rail Transit Line 1 experienced a glitch on October 11, 2018. File photo by Light Rail Manila Consortium

Angeline Quinto denies mocking Sarah Geronimo

May 06, 2018 - 3:14 PM

'Hindi ako abnormal na tao na pagtawanan ang sakit na nararamdaman ng isang tao, lalo si Sarah Geronimo pa,' says Angeline Quinto

MRT3 delivers on its promise of more trains

Apr 06, 2018 - 8:57 PM

(UPDATED) The MRT3 is looking at increasing their target to 20 trains with a 4-car configuration. These can carry 720,000 passengers a day.

REHAB. The MRT3 maintenance transition team conduct rehabilitation works on the railway system. Photo courtesy of DOTr-MRT3

Lax MRT3 record-keeping irks DOTr chief Tugade

Mar 29, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says that without proper record keeping, a time could come where spare parts might run out

EXAMINING. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade conducts an inspection of the MRT-3 spare parts warehouse on March 29. Photo from the DOtr

LOOK: MRT3 begins general maintenance of trains

Mar 28, 2018 - 11:35 AM

After the maintenance, the Department of Transportation targets 15 working trains for the commuting public, up from the current 13

DAY 1. MRT3 team kickstarts maintenance services on March 28, 2018. All photos courtesy of DOTr-MRT3

Ahead of maintenance, MRT3 has more trains but more breakdowns

Mar 23, 2018 - 8:40 PM

More trains are now available to the commuting public but it still suffers from more breakdown incidents on the same week

WAITING. Passengers of MRT3 from North Ave. Station stops at Cubao Station and patiently waits for another train. File photo by  Darren Langit/Rappler

Now 11 trains: MRT3 inches to 300,000 riders daily

Mar 16, 2018 - 9:25 PM

A week after MRT3 fields 10 trains, the MRT3 management deploys one train more than its target. It has been two months since there were more than 10 MRT3 trains working

MORE TRAINS. The MRT3 surpasses its target of 10 trains. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

After a month, MRT3 finally deploys 10 trains

Mar 09, 2018 - 9:49 PM

After a month wait, the MRT3 management is finally able to deploy 10 trains for the commuting public

PREPARED. MRT3 trains are being prepared at the depot before it is deployed to North Avenue Station. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

[Right of Way] Taking the MRT during rush hour

Mar 09, 2018 - 4:28 PM

Vince takes the MRT during rush hour – and lives to tell the tale

Smart Breakdown Basketball Invitationals holds inaugural national championships

Mar 06, 2018 - 10:53 PM

The BBi national tournament will open on Tuesday, March 13 at the Blue Eagle Gym

EXPANSION. The BBi now holds a national tournament for the U-17 and U-12 age groups on its 3rd year. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

First in 2018: No MRT3 breakdown in 9 days

Mar 02, 2018 - 8:04 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade attributes this 'luck' to the availability of spare parts delivered mid-February. Still, there are only 8 functioning trains.

WAITING. An MRT3 train stops at Araneta-Cubao Station for almost an hour early morning on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. File Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

New low: Zero trains, power failure for 230,000 MRT3 riders

Feb 23, 2018 - 9:22 PM

From 8 working trains the week before, the week of February 19 opens without a train running at 5:30 am

LONGER LINES. MRT3 passengers wait for almost two hours before operations opened on February 19, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Feb 20, 2018 - 7:28 PM

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Down to 8 trains: How the MRT3 packs 260,000 commuters daily

Feb 16, 2018 - 9:28 PM

Working trains are now down to 8. When the unthinkable happens, 260,000 commuters pack themselves into 6 or 7 trains daily

LINE UP. Hundreds of commuters wait before embarking the MRT3 train at Taft Avenue Station. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Portion of spare parts for MRT3 rehab arrives

Feb 13, 2018 - 4:32 PM

The spare parts delivered on Tuesday will address electrical, mechanical, and signalling problems of the train system

SUB-COMPONENTS. Spare parts for worn-out train sub-components have been delivered, the MRT3 management announced. Photo courtesy of the MRT3 management

MRT3 suffers almost daily breakdowns since start of 2018

Feb 09, 2018 - 6:17 PM

A total of 33 incidents has been recorded from January 1 to February 9

LONG LINES. People line for hours to be able to alight the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 at the North Avenue Station. File Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

The week in photos: January 20-26, 2018

Jan 27, 2018 - 3:20 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Italy's Valentina Marchei and Ondrej Hotarek perform during the Gala Exhibition at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Moscow on January 21, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Yuri KADOBNOV

Kanye suffered mental breakdown – reports

Nov 23, 2016 - 11:01 AM

Kanye West s physician says the rapper was acting erratically due to sleep deprivation and dehydration

KANYE WEST. The singer suffers a mental breakdown after he cancels 21 dates of his 'Saint Pablo Tour' and going on a tirade against Jay Z and Beyonce. File photo shows Kanye performing during the Puff Daddy and Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour at Madison Square Garden on September 4. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Live Nation/AFP

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Jun 22, 2016 - 8:08 PM

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Rappler and FireChat partner for papal visit

Jan 10, 2015 - 1:09 PM

Join Rappler on FireChat for the coverage of Pope Francis visit to the Philippines

What if communication lines break down during disasters?

Dec 05, 2014 - 5:59 PM

With power as low as 3 watts a HAM radio operator in the Visayas can contact another operator located in any other given point of the country

Viloria vs Marquez: Breaking down the fight

Nov 17, 2012 - 4:15 PM

Rappler analyzes the upcoming WBO and WBA world flyweight unification fight between Filipino American Brian Viloria and Mexican slugger Hernan Marquez and gives a prediction

VILORIA VICTORY. Brian Viloria raises his arms in triumph after his victory over Giovani Segura in December 2011. File photo by Oliver Lucas.