FREE MRT AND LRT RIDE

To celebrate the 114th year of Philippine Independence on June 12, 2012 passengers of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) will be treated to free rides.

A report aired over GMA News TV’s “News TV Live” quoted LRTA-MRT3 spokesperson Atty. Hernando Cabrera as saying the MRT and LRT will be offering free rides on June 12, 2012  from 7:00am to 9:00am and 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

MRT AND LRT FREE RIDES FOR DECEMBER 30, 2011

The Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) trains will be giving free rides tomorrow, December 30, 2011.
The free ride is for the Rizal Day celebration, which commemorates the 115th death anniversary of our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. 
 
Free rides will be from 7:00am to 9:00am and 
                                   5:00pm to 7:00pm only.

FREE 75,000 MRT TICKETS TO BE GIVEN AWAY BY PRU LIFE OF UK

MANILA, Philippines—Lucky commuters will be able to take Metro Rail Transit (MRT) trains on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa) for free on Friday as insurance company Pru Life UK celebrates its 15th anniversary by giving away tickets.

In a statement, Pru Life UK said it would put up booths at the MRT’s Taft, Ayala, Shaw, Cubao and North EDSA stations to distribute a total of 75,000 tickets to passengers. This makes up about 16 percent of the MRT line’s daily average ridership of 450,000 passengers.

“There will be allocations for both morning and afternoon commuters, and tickets will be given away until supplies last,” the company said.

“The motto of Pru Life UK is ‘Always listening, always understanding.’ What better way to show the Filipino people that Pru Life UK understands their needs than by celebrating our 15th year through an initiative that will connect with something they do everyday?” the company’s president Antonio de Rosas said.

“Public transportation, especially the MRT, holds a significant role in our urban lives. As we celebrate 15 years of service, we wanted to do something that would make us reach not just our policy holders but the public in general. This is Pru Life UK’s way of sharing its blessings,” he said.

On Thursday, government employees were likewise treated with free train tickets at the MRT and Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines 1 and 2, in celebration of the Civil Service Commission’s 111th anniversary this September.

About 1.25 million commuters take the LRT and MRT trains every day. The MRT line runs along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, Metro Manila’s busiest thoroughfare, from Taft Avenue in Pasay to North Avenue in Quezon City.

The LRT line 1 runs along Taft Avenue from Baclaran, in Parañaque to Roosevelt in Quezon City, while line 2 runs along Aurora Boulevard from Recto, Manila to Santolan, Marikina.

Pru Life UK is an indirect subsidiary of Prudential Plc, a United Kingdom-registered company, through Prudential Corporation Asia.

Source: INQUIRER

FREE MRT AND LRT RIDES FOR GOVERNMENT WORKERS -SEPTEMBER 29,2011

Photo: OFW Now!


MANILA, Philippines – State workers in Manila can ride the Light Rail Transit Lines 1 and 2 and the Metro Rail Transit for free tomorrow (September 29).


Civil Service Commission (CSC) Chairman Francisco Duque said that the free rides are offered in partnership with the Department of Transportation and Communications, in line with the celebration of the 111th Philippinde Civil Service Anniversary this month.


Government workers can take the trains for free from 7:00am to 9:00am and 5:00pm to 7:00pm They would have to present their government IDs to avail of the free ride. “This is a good way of showing our appreciation for the hard work and sacrifices of public servants,” Duque said.


With the theme “Championing RACE: Public Service Excellence at Full Speed”, the anniversary celebration enjoins state workers nationwide to respond to the President’s call for reform -– to tread the “tuwid na daan” -– and aim for Responsive, Accessible, Courteous and Effective public service.


Various activities were conducted, which included a fun run led by Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, and a government chorale competition where the National Power Chorale of the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) emerged as champion.


SM Department Store held a special sale in all its branches nationwide, where government workers were treated to up to 10 percent discount. Contests on essay writing, book cover design and photography were also organized.

About 1.25 million commuters take the LRT and MRT trains every day. The MRT line runs along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, Metro Manila’s busiest thoroughfare, from Taft Avenue in Pasay to North Avenue in Quezon City.


The LRT line 1 spans along Taft Avenue from Baclaran in Parañaque, to Roosevelt in Quezon City, while Line 2 runs along Aurora Boulevard from Recto, Manila, to Santolan, Marikina.