• Standpoint

    The Ailing Railway System

    The Aquino government is aiming to modernize the transportation system in the Philippines. Yeah right. We are convinced. Convinced that almost everyday, the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) are plagued by glitches, causing enough delays and inconveniences to the public. If not power failure, the signal system or the door mechanism are faulty. Despite that the trains undergoes regular maintenance work, such trouble still happened—also regularly. Worst, the managements of LRT and MRT are now pushing for fare increase to allegedly produce funds for the improvement of their system. ONLY in the Philippines.