PSA, Ladies! Free LRT-2, MRT-3 Rides for Women on March 8
by: The Beat Asia
March 08, 2023
Women can avail of free rides at the Manila Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRT-2) today, March 8, in celebration of International Women's Day, as announced in separate statements by the management of the two transit lines.
According to the MRT-3 management via Facebook today, the free rides for female commuters started this morning from 7 AM-9 PM. The scheme will continue later in the afternoon from 5 PM-7 PM.
The LRT-2 also follows the same schedule for its female commuters.
According to MRT-3 General Manager Engineer Federico J. Canar, Jr., the initiative is part of the management's efforts to recognize women's significant role in society.
"Hangad po namin na makapagbigay ng munting kasiyahan sa ating mga kababaihang pasahero ngayong kanilang espesyal na araw." Canar was quoted as saying. "Saludo po at nagbibigay-pugay ang buong linya ng MRT-3 sa galing, puso, at tatag ng bawat babaeng Pilipino
(It is our wish to give a little joy to our female commuters on their special day. The entire MRT-3 line salutes and gives tribute to every Filipino woman's brilliance, heart, and courage).
The Philippine Commission on Women (PWC) is leading the country's celebration of women's month, with the theme: "WE for gender equality and inclusive society."
Today, it kicks off its event in partnership with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) called, "Breaking the Code: Equality for All Through Technology and Innovation," at Samsung Hall, SM Aura in Taguig City. The morning session is reserved for government agencies, while youth participants and the general public can attend its afternoon segment.
To know what freebies, discounts, and offers you can avail this Women's Month, check out PWC's #SerbisyoParaKayJuana 2023 compilation here.
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