The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced on Monday that vaccinated commuters can get free train rides at the Metro Rail Transit Line 3, Light Rail Transit Line 2, and Philippine National Railways, starting today until August 20.
DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said yesterday that it is more important to them the people’s health rather than the income. He added that it is also part of their support to the national government to encourage more people to get vaccinated.
“Mas mahalaga sa amin sa DOTr ang kalusugan ng ating mga kababayan kaysa kita. Kaya naman simula bukas, libre na ang pamasahe ng mga bakunadong APOR, kahit nakaka-isa o dalawang dose na ang mga ito,” Tugade said yesterday.
Passengers should present their cards as proof that they have received jabs, fully vaccinated, or not can avail free train rides. However, frontliners outside of residence can also ride for free as long as they are vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the Light Rail Transit Line 1 has no further noticed if they also have a free ride for vaccinated passengers or not.