mrt derailed - updates

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#TalkThursday with MRT3 spokesperson Hernando Cabrera

Sep 11, 2014 - 1:51 PM

Rappler talks to MRT3 spokesperson Hernando Cabrera on the safety and operational efficiency of the train system

Gatchalian: Transport, MRT3 bosses accountable too

Aug 22, 2014 - 4:46 PM

There would not be a human error on the part of personnel if the management is doing its job of keeping the trains safe for the riding public

RESPONSIBILITY. A lawmaker calls on the DOTC and MRT3 management to take on responsibility for the train derailing which injured at least 36 passengers. File photo by EPA

MRT3 safe? Abaya says he’ll ride to prove it

Aug 21, 2014 - 8:31 AM

To show that the train line is still safe DOTC chief Jun Abaya says he’s committed to riding the MRT3 Will other public officials promise the same?

SAFE? DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya (in white) at the site of the MRT3 derailing at the Taft station. File photo by Rappler

DOTC bids out P837-M MRT 3 signaling, power systems upgrade

Aug 20, 2014 - 11:44 PM

Maintenance contract to be extended trains for procurement also under study following last week’s accident and train stalling the DOTC chief says

UPGRADE. The Department of Transportation and Communications is pursuing measures to upgrade the service of MRT3 along EDSA after citing human error for the accident. File photo by Joel Leporada / Rappler

Abaya to resign? 'One text, I could go'

Aug 19, 2014 - 7:47 PM

Commuters have asked him to resign over the recent MRT3 accident but transportation chief Joseph Abaya still has the trust of the President his party mate

PRESIDENT'S MAN. 'It is a privilege for me to work in government… But again, text lang sa akin (one text), I could go,' says DOTC Secretary and LP President Jun Abaya

DOTC: Cases to be filed vs MRT3 personnel for 'gross neglect'

Aug 19, 2014 - 4:38 PM

UPDATED The train drivers and control center personnel who allegedly failed to follow safety procedures will face administrative cases says DOTC Secretary Joseph Abaya

LIABILITY? DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya says MRt3 train drivers and personnel will face administrative charges over the derailing of an MRT3 train on August 13. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

#AnimatED: Problema sa MRT? Rebolusyon ang solusyon!

Aug 18, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Meron tayong kalbaryo araw araw Pero nananahimik tayo nagtitiis

DOTC: MRT derailing probe results out August 19

Aug 15, 2014 - 5:49 PM

Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya is urging the public to be patient in awaiting the outcome of the investigation as a thorough check must be conducted to determine the cause of the accident

Power supply problem stalls MRT-3 train

Aug 15, 2014 - 5:44 PM

Full operations have since resumed at of 4 pm on Friday August 15

STALLED. An MRT-3 train stalls Friday, August 15. File photo by Rappler

Is it worth it? Senate to scrutinize P6.6B MRT budget

Aug 15, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Under its proposed budget the DOTC promises to keep MRT service disruptions to under 300 in 2015

Abaya admits MRT-3 upgrade overdue

Aug 14, 2014 - 8:01 PM

Probably there are a lot of things that should have been done years ago says the transportation chief My conscience is clear government is acting and doing the right thing

UPGRADE NEEDED. Filipino commuters view a train that was derailed at the Taft station in Pasay City on August 13, 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Senators push probe of MRT-3 operations, PH public transport

Aug 14, 2014 - 3:25 PM

Senators call for a probe not only on the derailed train but also on the MRT 3 maintenance and the country s public and mass transport system

‘UNACCEPTABLE.’ Filipino rescuers assist wounded passengers after a train overshot a terminal in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, 13 August 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

From peeved to alarmed: MRT rider recalls train derailing

Aug 14, 2014 - 10:43 AM

An MRT passenger narrates why it may take her some time to ride the train again despite safety assurances from transportation officials

Rappler Newscast | August 13, 2014

Aug 13, 2014 - 7:38 PM

An MRT train derails and slams into the Taft station injuring passengers A court orders Palparan jailed in Bulacan The Vatican asks the Philippines to help Christians persecuted in Iraq

List of injured MRT-3 passengers

Aug 13, 2014 - 7:18 PM

UPDATED At least 38 MRT passengers have been admitted to 3 hospitals in Pasay City but only 34 names are available so far

‘TECHNICAL GLITCH.’ One and a half coaches of the MRT train breach the barrier of the Taft Station in Pasay City, injuring some of its passengers, on August 13, 2014. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

TIMELINE: MRT3 mishaps

Aug 13, 2014 - 6:57 PM

Since it began operations the MRT has been hounded by interruptions and accidents caused by various forms of technical glitches

‘TECHNICAL GLITCH.’ One and a half coaches of the MRT train breach the barrier of the Taft Station in Pasay City, injuring some of its passengers, on August 13, 2014. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

What caused MRT 3 accident? Gov’t begins probe

Aug 13, 2014 - 6:22 PM

The investigation will determine if the accident was caused by technical or human error says the LRTA

MRT-3 train derailed, injuries reported

Aug 13, 2014 - 4:20 PM

2nd UPDATE A train of the Metro Rail Transit MRT is derailed at the Taft Avenue station in Pasay City