LRT-1 lifts ban on bottled water, other liquids

Robie de Guzman   •   April 2, 2019   •   3547

MANILA, Philippines – Passengers of the Light Rail Transit line 1 (LRT-1) are now allowed to bring bottled water and other liquids onto train stations and coaches after the management lifted the ban on Tuesday.

The LRT-1 announced on its Twitter account that the ban on liquids will be removed beginning April 2.

“Sa lahat po ng aming mga  minamahal na pasahero, epektibo mula ngayong ikalawa ng Abril 2019, lifted na ang pagbabawal sa anumang inumin o likido sa loob ng #LRT1,” the announcement read.

LRT-1 along with other train systems in Metro Manila, implemented the ban on liquid items starting Jan. 31, 2019 as a safety measure following bombing incidents in Mindanao.

READ: Authorities ban bottled drinks on MRT, LRT trains

READ: MRT-3 lifts ban, sets new rule on liquid items

LRT-2 and MRT-3 lifted the policy in February, but the latter imposed a new rule, requiring passengers to test the liquid items by drinking the water, spraying perfume or using the lotion or alcohol in front of MRT Security Personnel. – Robie de Guzman

Philippines to lift travel ban on 10 countries starting September 6

UNTV News   •   September 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to lift the current travel restrictions on travelers from 10 countries starting September 6, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announced in a statement on Saturday.

These countries are namely:  India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Nonetheless, international travelers coming from the said countries shall comply with the appropriate entry, testing and quarantine protocols, depending on the country’s approved “listing,” Roque said.

He added that the IATF has adopted the “Yellow” and “Red” classifications, in addition to the “Green List” countries/jurisdictions/territories.

Roque said this is based on the countries’ respective incidence rates and case counts as primary criteria, and testing data as secondary criteria.  The incidence rate is the cumulative new cases over the past 28 days per 100,000 population while case counts are cumulative new cases over the past 28 days.

The government first imposed the travel restrictions on India in April then later expanded to include more countries to stem the spread of Delta variant, the highly transmissible strain of COVID-19.

 

LOOK: LRT 1 pillars turn into vertical gardens

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 11, 2020

The Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) has transformed two Light Rail Transit-1 (LRT-1) concrete pillars in Manila into green vertical gardens.

The two pillars are located at the Central Station and Manila City Hall along Natividad-Lopez St.

According to a Twitter post of LRT-1, the vertical gardens are made of assorted bird’s nest fern, manaog ka irog, and philodendron heartleaf to help fight air pollution.

This is seen to improve the aesthetic appeal of the concrete pillars.

“This vertical garden initiative, a first for the City of Manila, is in support of Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso’s planned 1,600 hectares of green space to make Manila’s environment healthy and livable again,” the post reads.

The LRMC and City of Manila will share the responsibility of maintaining the plants.—AAC

LRT-2 shuts off air conditioning system due to volcanic ash

Marje Pelayo   •   January 13, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Light Rail Transport (LRT) Line 2 management has temporarily shut down the train’s air conditioning system to prevent damage to the trains due to ash fall as a result of the recent eruption of Taal Volcano in Batangas.

On its Twitter account, LRT-2 added that windows will remain closed to prevent the riding public from exposure to volcanic ash that is harmful to health due to its sulfur content.

Train service remains on normal operation at LRT2 as well as at LRT Line 1 and MRT-3.

Meanwhile, the number coding scheme has already been suspended on Monday.

This means vehicles with plate numbers ending in 1 and 2 are allowed to travel in Metro Manila streets throughout the day.

Also, all flights have already been cancelled at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) as early as Sunday (January 12).

Cancellations remain in effect “until further notice,” according to authorities.

READ: DOTr, CAAP, MIAA: Flight suspension in effect until further notice

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