Despite leaky trains, LRTA allegedly throws lavish anniversary party

The Light Rail Transit Authority folks were caught on camera in costume

( They say a little fun at work makes people more productive and this theory has been put to good use during mandatory office parties, usually during Christmas and company anniversaries. Perhaps more so if they're working on fixing leaking roofs and broken tracks. We're not talking about parties for handymen, though. On Thursday, the Philippine Star published a photo from a party celebrating the 35th founding anniversary of the Light Rail Transit Authority, held at the Manila Grand [Opera] Hotel.




Employees came in their best best flapper and dapper clothing, complying with a memorandum that stated that employees "not wearing the appropriate 1920's get-up (sic) will not be allowed entry to the hotel."


The photo and the memo were shared with Bayan Secretary General Renato Reyes Jr., who remarked, "It is indeed remarkable that the LRTA administration can pay so much attention to detail when it comes to organizing their parties, but can't do the same meticulous preparation in relation to their trains."


On the same day, the LRTA released a statement denying that the party was "lavish" and clarified that employees not in costume were still allowed inside the "small hotel."

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