DOTr: Vaccinated APORs can avail free train ride program

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MANILA – As part of the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) campaign to encourage Covid-19 immunizations, a total of 1,178,048 free train rides have been provided to vaccinated authorized persons outside of residence (APOR) in Metro Manila.

The Department of Transportation stated on a Facebook post on Monday that the free rail rides were reached 19 days after the program began, encompassing 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.

Free rides for vaccinated APORs are available at the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Philippine National Railways (PNR) also provided 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.

According to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases’ guidelines, APORs are also required to submit their company ID or any other verification of their APOR status.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.