Soldiers free of charge on LRT-2

January 20, 2018 - 12:37 PM
LRT-2 (file)

MANILA, Philippines — Starting Saturday, January 20, all troops of the Armed Forces of the Philippines can ride the trains of the Light Rail Transit 2 for free.

The AFP and LRT Authority signed on December 19 the memorandum of agreement for the free rides to recognize the sacrifices of soldiers.

AFP public affairs office chief Lieutenant Colonel Emmanuel Garcia said the MOA stipulates that all active military personnel, even in civilian attire, are entitled to ride the LRT-2, which runs from Santolan to Recto, free on showing their identification cards, which will serve as their access pass.

“We are very thankful to the LRT Authority for their show of support to our troops in performing their duties. This is a big help to our soldiers. This certainly boosts the morale of our troops and gives us more reason to perform better in our mandate of serving the people and protecting the state,” AFP chief of staff General Rey Leonardo Guerrero said.

Aside from the free rides, the LRTA and AFP are also looking at coordination to enable the military to provide ambulance and medical teams to assist the LRTA with emergencies.