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MANILA, Philippines – The full audit report of the MTR Hong Kong on the MRT-3 was presented yesterday at a congressional hearing with railway experts warning that the continued operation of the commuter train could lead to “substantial casualties” among its passengers and crew.
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THE Senate has redeemed Congress’ power of the purse by addressing constitutional infirmities in the budget, starting with the rejection of a Palace-proposed and House-approved P91 billion errata, and specifically ruled out a P53.9 billion allocation to buyout private owners of the Metro Rail Transit 3, Senator Francis Escudero said Sunday.
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MANILA, Philippines – “The overall performance is unsatisfactory.” Foreign experts who have come to the Philippines to assess the performance of Metro Manila’s rapid transit system appear to reflect the sentiments of hundreds of thousands of Filipino commuters of the 14-year-old Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3).
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MANILA, Philippines – Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya on Friday said he will not take a leave of absence or resign from his post unless ordered by President Benigno Aquino III or the courts in the wake of an investigation by the Ombudsman over the alleged anomalous maintenance contract for the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3).
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MANILA, Philippines – The private consortium that runs the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 has defended MRT-3’s former maintenance provider Sumitomo Corp. from allegations that the Japanese firm had supplied the transit system with “cannibalized” parts from the latter’s own coaches.
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MANILA – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has ordered a preliminary investigation and administrative adjudication process against the top brass of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) including Secretary Joseph Emilo Abaya over the alleged anomalous maintenance contract for the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3).
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HISTORY
The Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3) System is Metro Manila’s third rapid transit line. It forms part of the Strong Republic Transit System, which includes the Manila Light Rail Transit (LRT) System. Continue Reading...
CORPORATE
Metro Rail Transit Corporation (MRTC) is a consortium originally composed of seven Filipino-owned companies. The group was formerly known as EDSA LRT Corporation LTD (ELCL) Continue Reading...
BENEFITS
Job Creation – the MRT-3 System provides thousands of Filipinos with stable and secure employment. Furthermore, the creation of a fast and reliable transit system Continue Reading...
TIMELINE
Learn more about the history of the MRT-3, from the original bid in 1991 to today. Events chronicled year-by-year. Continue Reading...