MRT

Gov’t assures private profits over MRT commuter welfare

November 29, 2017

The government’s assurance of private profits from day one has led to the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 woes that has put commuter welfare on the line, said research group IBON.  The latest series of train breakdowns and mishaps is but the tip of the iceberg and will persist under a privatized light rail system. […]

ASEAN way: Big China-funded water, energy infra to displace more communities

November 20, 2017

Can be more catastrophic than MRT  Business projects oblivious to human communities are a trademark of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other globalization platforms, advocacy groups said Monday. Shortly after the conclusion of the 31st ASEAN Summit, indigenous peoples, and water and energy rights advocates slammed China-funded water and energy projects […]

LRT-MRT fare hike: ‘User pays’ principle not applicable for public utilities – IBON

January 8, 2015

User pays’ is a neoliberal principle which means that government will no longer be responsible in making sure that the LRT/MRT is accessible and affordable to commuters The “user pays” principle in transportation service pricing cited by the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) for the LRT-MRT fare hike should be rejected. According to research […]