MRT3 buyout - updates

Rappler's latest stories on MRT3 buyout


A long, winding road for better Metro Manila transport

Jan 09, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Several infrastructure deals that are seen to solve the nightmarish Metro Manila traffic are still hounded by delays

LONG, WINDING ROAD. Most projects that are supposed to solve the horrendous Metro Manila traffic have snagged delays by policy U-turns and legal roadblocks. Graphics by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler

Blame DOTC for MRT3 mess, experts tell Aquino

Jul 29, 2015 - 12:01 PM

Stop blaming the past administration and the private owner experts tell President Aquino

MIXED REVIEWS. Transportation experts say the Aquino administration succeeded in delivering roads and bridges, but failed in developing airports, sea ports, and railways.

SONA 2015: Aquino blames private firm for MRT3 woes

Jul 27, 2015 - 7:29 PM

The President does not take to task Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya over the MRT s frequent technical glitches and service interruptions

LESSER MAINTENANCE? This new MRT3 prototype train car will be delivered in the Philippines by August and will result in lesser maintenance requirement in the future. Photos from DOTC

Abaya: Gov't to proceed with MRT3 buyout

Nov 21, 2014 - 3:21 PM

The journey to the government s takeover of the MRT3 is being opposed but DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya says the government has Executive Order 126

The government wants to nationalize the entire assets of the MRT3 to do away with having to pay its concessionaire hefty charges every year, as well as to cut costs in acquiring service contracts. Photo by Mick Basa / Rappler

DOTC: OSG opinion on gov't MRT3 takeover should be out soon

Sep 23, 2014 - 6:11 PM

The Solicitor General s opinion is needed for government to enter a compromise agreement with MRTC and facilitate the needed upgrade of the troubled rail system