LRT tickets with Arroyo face gone soon


The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) said Monday it will start accepting proposals for the supply of new magnetic cards for Lines 1 and 2.

LRTA spokesperson Hernando Cabrera invited interested parties to get further details from the agency’s business development office at the Line 2 depot in Santolan, Pasig City.

Starting June 2012, some 3.3 million new magnetic cards should be in circulation on both lines. They will replace all old tickets bearing the picture of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the LRTA said.

“The new design of the ticket is generic and will bear the logo of DoTC

[Department of Transportation and Communications] and LRTA,” Cabrera said.

Cabrera said the LRTA is required to continue using the old tickets until their expiration. The “useful life” of a magnetic card is two years and current stocks are expected to reach their maximum use in the second quarter of 2012, he said.

He said the LRTA can only replace the old tickets once these are declared unserviceable under the rules set by the Commission on Audit.

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  • Hey_Dudes

    Hopefully it will go away pretty much the same way like the P2.00 bill central bank printed for her during her tenure.

    • Albin

      The last time a P2 bill was printed was in 1985, with Rizal’s picture.

      • mvc_apice

        I’m assuming Hey_Dudes meant the P200 bill.

      • Hey_Dudes

        Thank you. I stand corrected.

  • Albin

    Dapat ilalagay sana mukha ni Penoy, pero baka daw kumonti pasahero, kaya logo na lang ilagay.

    • raul n

      yes just like gloria na kahit saan nandoon yung mukha nya tapos sasabihin doon na ramdam ang kahirapan

  • Jao Romero

    in Japan, they issue phone cards beautifully illustrated with art and not with politician’s faces. those phone cards are similar to the lrt tickets issued here. we should just illustrate the back of the tickets with a simple rail route and then different Philippine tourist destination photos at the front to promote tourism in the country. it’d be hitting two birds with one stone.

  • Patas

    At last, someone in this agency found out that printing the face (omigosh! the FACE!!!) of politicians currently in power on items such as LRT-tickets, government-issued ID cards, etc. will eventually command higher spending when the time this official get booted out of office.
    Paging the Mayors, Congressman, Senators, Brgy. Capatains and others who are ‘kapalmuks’ in putting their name in waiting sheds, basketball courts, ambulances, patrol vehicles, etc., whena re you going to stop?!!!

  • Russell Ariola

    Kaya nga binubomba ang LRT lagi kasi daming nababaliw pag nakikita yung nunal ni pandak.. Ahihii!!

  • albert13

    good riddance for changing the poster face of the little bad girl in the LRT tickets. mas maganda kung “its fun in the philippines” adverts na lang ang ipalit.

  • MrsPidal

    so what? ok lng noh!

  • Mux

    I submit my face to printed on the LRT tickets. I will charge only one peso per ticket, thats P 3.3  million pesos for the use of my face! I’m going to be rich!! 

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