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.
GOOD NEWS: In celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence, DOTr MRT-3 will offer FREE RIDES to ALL PASSENGERS on June 12, 2018, from 7:00 am to 9:00 am, and from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.#DOTrPH 🇵🇭#DOTrMRT3#SulongMRT3 pic.twitter.com/ctSHjiVmwr
— DOTr MRT-3 (@dotrmrt3) June 9, 2018
Sagot namin ang sakay nyo! Ingat po sa biyahe! pic.twitter.com/css8cL8Vh9
— Light Rail Manila Corporation (@officialLRT1) June 9, 2018
FREE RIDE ALERT: In commemoration of the 120th Anniversary of Philippine Independence, LRT-2 offers FREE RIDES tomorrow, June 12, 2018, from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM and from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Have a safe trip! pic.twitter.com/jFuxB2obcT
— LRT2 (@OfficialLRTA) June 11, 2018
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?