Heads up commuters! Train rides will be provided without charge tomorrow in honor of the nation’s 125th Independence Day.
Light Rail Manila Corp. (LMRC) announced that free rides on the LRT-1 will be offered starting at 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and starting at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 12th.
Without tapping their cards, those who have Beep cards can pass through the Automated Fare Collection System (AFCS) gates. While waiting, others can obtain complimentary single-trip tickets from the teller booths.
“Existing beep card holders shall pass through the usual Automated Fare Collection System gates and tap their cards to avail of the free ride without charge. Passengers without beep may get single journey tickets for free from the LRT-1 teller booths,” said LRMC.
Please be aware that LRT-1 will operate on Monday according to holiday schedule. At 4:30 in the morning, the first trip will depart from the Roosevelt and Baclaran stations, then the last trips are at 9:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., respectively.
The LRT-1, also known as the Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1, is a rapid transit system in Metro Manila, Philippines. It is one of the three lines of the Manila Light Rail Transit System, operated by the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC).
The LRT-1 runs from Baclaran in Parañaque City to Roosevelt in Quezon City, covering a distance of approximately 20 kilometers. The line passes through various cities and municipalities including Pasay, Manila, and Caloocan. It serves as a vital transportation link for commuters traveling between the southern and northern parts of Metro Manila.
Meanwhile, if you are looking for an event to attend and unwind, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines will carry out “Musikalayaan 2023” at Rizal Park, Luneta, Manila on Sunday to mark the 125th anniversary of the Philippines’ independence.
The event will be held under under the supervision of the AFP’s Civil Relations’ Service Media and Civil Affairs Group (MCAG), with the theme “Kalayaan. Kinabukasan. Kasaysayan” (Freedom. Future. History).
MCAG commander Maj. Ceno Pancito III said in a statement Thursday night that the event “aims to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Independence Day with military talent. It will be completely free from admission fees and can be caught live stream through DWDD 1134 kHz AFP Radio simulcast at AFP Radio DWDD.”
Bands that will be participating in “Musikalayaan 2023” include the 2nd Infantry Division (2ID) Jungle Fighter Band, Bureau of Fire Protection Band, Jeck Pilpil & Peacepipe, and East Side Band.
Pancito said there would also be solo, duet, ensemble, quartet, and dance performances by members of several uniformed forces.
“In addition, the AFP’s very own, the reigning Mrs Universe 2022, who is assigned at the Presidential Security Group, CD Lady Chatterly Alvaro-Sumbeling, singer and actor 1st. Lt Ronnie Liang PA (Res), social media influencer and singer Charleen Ong, the Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo (KKDAT) group from San Juan, ‘Asia’s Vocal Supreme’ Katrina Velarde, and ‘Asia’s Timeless Diva,’ Dulce will also perform and share their skills,” he added.
During the open house, uniformed agencies will also display military and civic static displays for the general public. Visitors will be able to observe displays of tanks, mortars, machine guns, and nation-building initiatives. In the afternoon, the bands will perform and drill.
“The celebration commemorates the hard-fought achievement of independence and the ongoing commitment to protect the people, uphold sovereignty, and seek lasting peace in the country,” Pancito said.