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The Many Sins and Mysteries of MRT-3

By Rene S. Santiago ONCE AGAIN, an old rickety train system mislabelled as MRT-3 is in the news, threatening our Christmas celebration like Grinch. Troubles seem...

DoTr in talks for Sumitomo to maintain MRT-3

THE GOVERNMENT is considering Metro Rail Transit (MRT)-3 builder and former maintenance provider Sumitomo Corp. for the maintenance and rehabilitation of the MRT-3 system. In...

BURI questions review of MRT contract in Singapore

By Janina S. Lim Reporter MRT-3 maintenance provider Busan Universal Railways, Inc. (BURI) said the government is suggesting to seek arbitration in a court in Singapore...

Emergency procurement eyed for MRT-3

THE GOVERNMENT may resort to emergency procurement for Metro Rail Transit’s (MRT-3) maintenance contract. “Most likely emergency procurement, we cannot wait several months. That’s not...

Plunder raps filed vs Abaya, other Aquino officials over MRT contract

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) on Tuesday, Nov. 21, filed plunder charges against its former chief Joseph Emilio A. Abaya and several of his...

Abaya charged anew over MRT contract with Busan

FORMER TRANSPORTATION secretary Joseph Emilio A. Abaya was charged anew before the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the P3.8-billion maintenance contract between...

Former MRT contractor washes its hands of glitches

THE company that until recently provided maintenance services for the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) denied having any involvement in the recent mishaps involving the...

DoTr eyes ‘sabotage’ in latest MRT mishap

AN OFFICIAL of the Department of Transportation (DoTr) has raised the possibility of sabotage behind the latest mishap affecting the Metro Rail Transit or...

New MRT-3 maintenance provider in place next year

THE Metro Rail Transit (MRT)-3 will have a new maintenance provider next year, Department of Transportation (DoTr) Secretary Arthur P. Tugade said. “By next year,...

DoTr terminates BURI’s MRT-3 maintenance deal

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) said it terminated the maintenance contract held by Busan Universal Rail, Inc. (BURI) for Metro Rail Transit (MRT)-3. The DoTr...

Fire hits MRT in Sunday trip

SENATOR Grace Poe in a statement on Sunday, Nov. 5, called on the management of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) to “immediately take a...

Motorists advised to avoid Quirino Highway due to MRT-7 work

THE Project Traffic Management Task Force for the Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 7 (MRT-7) has advised the public to avoid Quirino Highway...

DoTr files graft charges against ex-boss Abaya, MRT-3 contractor

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) on Monday, Oct. 23, filed graft charges against its former head during the Aquino administration, Joseph Emilio A. Abaya,...

Gov’t serves termination notice to MRT service provider

THE Department of Transportation (DOTr) handed Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3) service provider Busan Universal Rail Inc. (BURI) a notice to terminate its contract. In a...

Tan’s AGI wants to build monorail from Fort to MRT

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter ALLIANCE GLOBAL Group, Inc.’s (AGI) latest push for diversification will be into the infrastructure sector, starting with the submission of...

PPP Center evaluating rail, flood control projects

THE Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center is currently reviewing a rail and a flood control project, both unsolicited, an official said on Wednesday. “For approval, we...

MRT-3 rehab to require up to P20B

AROUND P20 billion will be needed to rehabilitate the Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3), according to Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) which has earlier committed...

MRT management preparing ‘transition team,’ pending end of Busan contract

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo THE management of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT)-3 said it is readying a transition team, pending the decision of the...

Hitachi unit interested in subway, Malolos railway

THE railway systems unit of Hitachi Ltd., is interested in constructing the Metro Manila subway and Tutuban-Malolos railway projects. “We are very much interested in...

BURI says glitch due to ‘design flaws’ in MRT-3

THE MAINTENANCE provider of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT)-3 attributes the periodic malfunctioning in the train system to “design flaws,” as it called on...

MRT-LRT common station to break ground on Sept. 29

THE GOVERNMENT and its private partners are set to break ground on the Metro Rail Transit (MRT)-Light Rail Transit (LRT) common station project on...

NEDA OK’s subway, major roads, bridges

FOUR MORE flagship projects cumulatively worth P386.248 billion, led by the country’s first subway that will run in Metro Manila, under the government’s P8.44-trillion...

Two MRT-3 passengers injured: Human error or signaling problem?

TWO INCIDENTS of passenger injuries were reported at the Metro Railway Transit (MRT)-3 yesterday morning due to problems in onboard signaling. Transportation Undersecretary for...