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That warning was made back in September 2011 by TES Philippines (TESP) Inc., which has been the maintenance operator of the Metro Rail Transit System Line 3 (MRT-3) since 2000. The firm is a joint venture of Sumitomo and Mitsubishi Corporation, the two Japanese companies that built the light-rail mass-transit infrastructure in the late 1990s.
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If working-class Filipinos had a capacity for quick mobilization to protest the injustice done to them, without the help of the elites, there would have already been street actions by now on the scale of the EDSA I and II revolts against President Benigno S. Aquino 3rd, the transport and communications department, and its former and present secretaries.
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MANILA, Philippines – Senator Serge Osmeña believes that the fastest way to solve management issues hounding the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) is to negotiate a deal with businessman Manny V. Pangilinan.
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As if the lack of trains to ferry commuters through the length of the Metro Rail Transit 3 on Edsa is not enough, the government is also apparently finding it very difficult to maintain the facility—thus the frequent breakdowns and service cutoffs. Last August, one train even overshot the tracks at the Taft Avenue station, injuring at least 38 passengers.
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MANILA – Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco is urging the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to open discussions with the private owners of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT), saying the lack of coordination between the two partners is the cause of the rail system’s problems.
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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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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...