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Petition vs MRT fare hike

The Supreme Court (SC) was asked yesterday to act immediately on several petitions that challenged the legality of the fare increases implemented by the government last Jan. 4, 2015 on the three train lines of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and the Metro Rail Transit (MRT).

In 2009, it was decided that a common station be built to allow travelers using Metro Manila’s two main train systems – the Light Rail Transit (LRT 1) and the Metro Rail Transit (MRT 3) – move from one system to the other. A third line from San Jose del Monte in Bulacan – MRT 7 – will eventually connect to the two lines.

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WHEN the new administration assumes office on June 30, just six days from today, the new officials will be moving quickly to effect changes in their respective areas, with law enforcement to stop crime, particularly the spread of drugs, on top of the priorities.

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