MANILA – A total of 1,178,048 free train rides have so far been given to vaccinated authorized persons outside of residence (APOR) in Metro Manila as part of the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) to encourage Covid-19 vaccinations.
In a Facebook post on Monday, the DOTr said the free train rides were reached 19 days after the program began, covering the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region (NCR) from Aug. 6 to 20.
“Mas pinalawig ni DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade ang libreng sakay para sa mga pasaherong bakunado laban sa Covid-19, simula ika-3 ng Agosto hanggang ika-31 ng Agosto 2021 (DOTr Secretary Tugade extended the free ride program, from Aug. 3 to 31, 2021),” the DOTr said.
The free ride program is available at the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
At the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3), free rides for vaccinated APORs are offered from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Philippine National Railways (PNR) also offered free ride program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Upang ma-avail ito, kinakailangan lamang na iprisinta ng mga APORs ang kanilang vaccination cards (To avail of the program, APORs will only need to present their vaccination cards),” the DOTr said.
Both those with one or complete doses of any of the Covid-19 vaccines in the country are eligible to avail the free train ride program.
In addition, APORs are also asked to present their company ID or any other proof of their APOR status in accordance with the guidance from the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. (PNA)