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Separate biddings for the maintenance of two railways in Metro Manila failed in succession last week. No bidders showed up for both the Light Rail Transit (LRT)-1 and the Metro Rail Transit (MRT)-3.
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It had been a while since the private owners of MRT 3 commissioned MTR HK to conduct a study on the true state of the system. The study had long been pushed off by DOTC and I suppose they finally agreed to do it only after a series of almost daily accidents happened.
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MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has declared a failure of bidding for the P2.2-billion maintenance contract for the Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3) after no bidders showed up.
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LUCENA CITY—With the current mess surrounding the operation of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3), the militant peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) on Saturday called for the scrapping of the planned MRT-7 project.
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THOSE who know about dates and chronology of events know too well that the genesis of the MRT 3’s slide to hell began in earnest in 2012. That was the year a group of LP operatives mostly from Pangasinan incorporated a cottage industry called PH-Trams with a vile but grand design – bag the lucrative operations and maintenance (O & M) contract of the MRT 3.
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MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has still no update on the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)’s report supposedly recommending that former Metro Rail Transit-3 general manager Al Vitangcol III be charged with attempted extortion.
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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...