ICYMI: MRT-3 and LRT-2 Temporarily Put Liquid Ban On Hold

But the LRT-1 is still implementing it.

PHOTO BY Official Gazette

(SPOT.ph) On Thursday, February 21, the MRT-3 management and the LRT authority announced the temporary lifting of the ban on carrying liquids aboard the trains.

The ban on carrying bottled water and other liquids on the MRT and the LRT was imposed in response to the Jolo cathedral bombing on January 27. It caused much consternation among the commuting public, and resulted in a Chinese national throwing her cup of taho at a police officer when she was informed about the ban.

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The MRT-3 management stated that all liquids would again be allowed as long as they are subjected to testing and verification. It’s unclear what kind of testing and verification would take place and whether this would eat into commuters’ travel time. Passengers whose items were confiscated during the ban have 14 days to retrieve them.

The LRT Authority is lifting the liquid ban as it awaits the release of the implementing rules and regulations on liquids by the Office for Transportation Security. Meanwhile, the LRT-1 will continue to implement the liquid ban.

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