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Aquino backs LRT, MRT fare hike, won’t pass problem to next admin


Saying President Benigno Aquino III did not want to leave the problem to his successor, Malacañang stood by the government’s decision to finally increase fares at the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Metro Rail Transit effective Jan. 4, 2015.

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bayan Muna seeks probe on LRT, MRT fare hikes

mrt stalled

Bayan Muna is asking its colleagues in the House to spend several days during the Christmas break to conduct hearings on the fare increases of the Light Rail Transit 1 and 2 (LRT 1 and 2) and Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT3) set for early 2015.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

The saga of Aringay rail line

RAIL TO NOWHERE  Nestor Ninnuan (left) says the abandoned tunnel of the railway track that would have run from his hometown of Aringay in La Union to Baguio City has fallen prey to treasure hunters and vandals.  PHOTOS BY RAY ZAMBRANO

On top of the entrance to a concrete tunnel in Barangay Poblacion in Aringay town, La Union province, are the Roman numerals MCMXIII.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Heard On Inquirer Radio 990AM

A broken rail due to regular wear and tear was the cause of the disruption in our railway operations this morning. But there’s nothing to worry about as we will resume operations in an hour. —Metro Rail Transit (MRT 3) officer-in-charge Renato San Jose

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Proposed fare hike for LRT-1 blocked

Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1. FILE PHOTO

The Bayan Muna partylist vowed to legally block the government’s proposed fare hike for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line-1 because it will double the transportation costs for Manila’s residents and workers.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »