Vaccinated Filipinos can avail free train rides from Aug. 6 to 20, the Department of Transportation said Monday ahead of Metro Manila's shift to Enhanced Community Quarantine, or ECQ, to encourage vaccination among the public.
"Ipinag-utos ko ang pagpapatupad ng libreng pamasahe para sa mga bakunadong pasahero ng MRT-3, LRT-2, AT PNR simula bukas, 3 August hanggang 20 August 2021," Transportation Sec. Arthur Tugade said.
Only authorized persons outside of residence, or APORs, will be allowed to leave their homes and ride the MRT-3, LRT-2, and PNR for free.
To get a free ride, APORs must present their vaccination cards as proof they've received their COVID-19 jab. This covers individuals who got both doses, and those who got their first and are waiting for their second.
The Philippine Ports Authority, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, and the Manila International Airport Authority will give free coffee, water, and snacks for vaccinated APORs waiting for their trips in airports and seaports.
"Sa road sector naman, kamakailan ay napapayag ko ang PITX (Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange) na i-waive ang terminal fee na kanilang sinisingil sa mga bus simula ngayong araw, August 2," Tugade said.