metro rail transit corporation - updates

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CA junks MRT3 owners' appeal to stop gov't from getting more trains

Jul 27, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The appellate court says the MRT3 owners claims are merely self serving and uncorroborated by independent witnesses

DROP IT. The country's transportation department is demanding the Robert John Sobrepeña-controlled MRT Holdings, Incorporated II to drop its bid to stop the addition of 48 new train cars to the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT3) system. File photo from DOTC

DOTC to MRTH II: Drop case vs MRT3 train cars delivery

Jul 28, 2015 - 5:32 PM

DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya says the riding public deserves a much better MRT3 than what the private owner is providing

Photo from DOTC

Aquino on MRT mess: 'Bad politics' to blame

Jul 28, 2015 - 1:39 PM

In his last State of the Nation Address President Aquino yet again blames political decisions for the deteriorating state of the MRT He said the same 5 years ago

CLAP TO STOP: Militant groups rally outside the MRT3 North Avenue station in Quezon City on Monday, January 5, against the recent implementation of the fare hike for the train systems in Metro Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

Abad: GOCC dividends, Treasury gains to fund MRT3 buyout

May 12, 2015 - 1:03 PM

The government can also borrow money but with the the approval of the Office of the President if GOCC dividends and Treasury gains are not realized Budget Secretary Florencio Abad says

DOTC eyes borrowings to buy out MRT3

Feb 09, 2015 - 12:57 PM

The agency is scrambling for options to finance the buyout since the P56 B allocation is not included in the P2 6T 2015 national budget

Sobrepeña: MRT3 price tag less than P20B

Dec 17, 2014 - 7:49 PM

It turns out that the MRT3 is cheaper than expected One of its owners says its equities cost less than P20 billion

MRT3 OWNER. Robert John Sobrepena no longer sits at the Metro Rail Transit Corporation board, but i still one of the shareholders of the Metro Rail Transit line 3. Photo by Mark Cristino /

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, MRTH open to MRT3 shutdown for passenger safety

Oct 09, 2014 - 6:43 PM

To address breakdowns it would take 5 months to procure 800 rail pieces to replace the 12 meter line Only 3 rail pieces are available at the MRT3 depot

Both the government and the MRT3 concessionaire agree that a shutdown of the railway system could be considered if it would mean protecting the commuters from recurring glitches of the transportation sytem. Photo by Mick Basa /

DOTC faces probe over delayed projects

Feb 22, 2014 - 11:48 AM

Senator Francis Chiz Escudero says the delays prolong the agony of Filipinos especially those who take mass transportation

DELAYED. A Metro Rail Transit (MRT) train is seen Manila on October 31, 2010. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

DOTC: MRT passengers 'held hostage' by court case

Feb 05, 2014 - 9:15 PM

The agency says the MVP group s attempt to stop the government s acquisition of new train cars for the MRT 3 runs against public interest

MRT EXPANSION SOON? A DOTC team has declared a Chinese firm 'fit' to proceed with the expansion of the MRT-3. File photo by AFP

Court stops DOTC's purchase of MRT trains

Feb 04, 2014 - 4:05 PM

The court says the purchase may be in violation of private owner Metro Rail Transit Corporation s build lease transfer contract with government

MRT EXPANSION SOON? A DOTC team has declared a Chinese firm 'fit' to proceed with the expansion of the MRT-3. File photo by AFP

Lessen traffic woes, join the app challenge

Jul 01, 2013 - 12:18 PM

The DOTC will hold a competition to make a new transit application to help Metro Manila motorists and commuters

THE NEXT BIG TRANSIT APP? The DOTC is looking to app developers for a new app to help motorists and commuters using its data. Screen shots from Waze, MMDA, and TrafficDito