News Release

From the Presidential Spokesperson – On the MRT operations

We share everyone’s concern on the safety of our MRT-3 coaches and we are all in agreement that we need to rehabilitate and upgrade the MRT-3’s current condition.

We assure the public that the DOTr maintenance team is working overtime to ensure the safety of the entire system. Suggestions to shut down the operations of the MRT-3, however, need further consideration. While we acknowledge that the MRT-3 problem cannot be solved overnight, we must also consider the 500,000 commuters that rely on the MRT-3 system daily. Stopping the MRT-3 operations may disrupt the economic activities of these people.

We are doing all we can and we will not rest until the riding public will get the service they truly deserve.