Happy Independence Day: MRT, LRT to give free rides during tomorrow’s rush hours

File photo by ABS-CBN News

It’s easy to feel trapped in Manila’s inefficient public transportation system. But tomorrow, you can feel a little better about taking the metro’s trains.

In separate announcements over the weekend, all three of the city’s commuter trains announced that they will be offering free rides tomorrow in celebration of Philippine Independence Day, now on its 120th anniversary.

MRT, LRT-1, and LRT-2 will be free for all passengers during the rush hours — from 7am – 9am and again from 5pm – 7pm.


This follows two other times Manila’s trains offered free rides this year.

In May, the MRT and LRT gave all workers free rides on Labor Day and in April, they offered free rides to Filipino veterans to celebrate Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor).

Granted, tomorrow is a holiday (and will be rainy), so many will probably just stay home, but a free ride is still a free ride, right?

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