CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – Soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will be able to ride the LRT-2 free of charge starting Saturday, 20 January 2018.
The AFP signed last year, 19 December 2017, a memorandum of agreement with the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) for a partnership giving due recognition to the sacrifices of men in uniform by way of giving them free ride on LRT-2 trains.
The MOA stipulates that all active military personnel, even in civilian attire, are entitled to ride the LRT-2 (Santolan-Recto) free of charge upon showing their AFP identification cards as access pass.
The MOA was signed by Major General Ronnie Evangelista, former commander of Civil Relations Service AFP (CRSAFP) and Retired General Reynaldo Berroyo, LRTA Administrator at the LRTA-2 Depot, Pasig City.
The agreement was noted by AFP Chief of Staff General Rey Leonardo Guerrero, and approved by Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana.
“We are very thankful to the LRT Authority for their show of support to our troops in performing their duties. This is a big help to our soldiers. This certainly boosts the morale of our troops and gives us more reasons to perform better in our mandate of serving the people and protecting the state,” General Guerrero said.
Along with this partnership, both parties are looking forward to advance coordination for the AFP to provide ambulance and medical teams for assistance to the LRTA for emergency and crisis situation.