All government employees get free LRT-2, MRT-3 rides from Sep. 18-20

As part of the Philippine Civil Service Anniversary celebration, the LRT-2 and MRT-3 are giving free train rides to all government employees from today, September 18 to September 20, 2023. All government employees will simply have to present their valid government (employee) ID to be able to use the trains for free. There is one catch, though, and that is there’s a schedule within which free rides can be taken.

Free LRT-2 and MRT-3 rides for gov’t employees have 2 schedules

Lrt-2 Mrt-3 Philippine Civil Service Anniversary Sep 18 20 2023 Free Ride Inline 01 Min

Photo: Light Rail Transit Authority – LRT2

This year marks the 123rd anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service. As a way of giving back, both the Light Rail Transit 2 and the Metro Rail Transit 3 are giving free train rides to all employees of the Philippine government. It’s worth noting, though, that two schedules have been allotted for the Libreng Sakay for qualified employees.

Lrt-2 Mrt-3 Philippine Civil Service Anniversary Sep 18 20 2023 Free Ride Inline 02 Min

Photo: DOTr MRT3

Both the Light Rail Transit and Metro Rail Transit will be giving free rides in two batches; one in the morning from 7:00 to 9:00 AM, and one in the afternoon from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. As we can see above, any government employee who wishes to take advantage of the free train ride must present his or her government (employee) ID at the Station Teller or to the Station Guards to be granted free entry.

Lrt-2 Mrt-3 Philippine Civil Service Anniversary Sep 18 20 2023 Free Ride Inline 03 Min

Photo: DOTr MRT3

“Kami po sa MRT-3 ay taos-pusong nakikiisa sa pagdiriwang ng anibersaryo ng Philippine Civil Service. Ang handog naming Libreng Sakay ay simpleng pasasalamat sa lahat ng mga sakripisyo ng bawat kawani ng gobyerno upang magampanan nang tapat at maayos ang kanilang mga tungkulin [We at the MRT-3 are one in celebrating the Philippine Civil Service anniversary. Our Libreng Sakay is our way of thanking every government employee’s sacrifice in carrying out their duties],” said Jorjette B. Aquino, DOTr Assistant Secretary for Railways and Metro Rail Transit 3 Officer-in-Charge.

While most of us think that there are a lot in “positions of power” that abuse their seat, there are still those who work diligently, and honorably. This one is more for them than those who are the opposite. There’s really no way that the railways can tell them apart, but regardless, small ways of giving back to the honest employee should give anyone a nice, warm, fuzzy feeling.

Thank you, Light Rail Transit and Metro Rail Transit, and salamat sa inyong serbisyo, mga Kawani!

Mikko Juangco
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