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PNP, LRTA bring free rides for cops, women's desks in stations

October 3, 2017 9:43 AM
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Policemen are now entitled to free rides in any LRT-2 station as long as they are in complete uniform and present their identification cards

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) signed a deal on Tuesday, October 3, to install women's desks in train stations and give free rides for police officers.

PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa and LRTA administrator Rey Berroya signed the memorandum in the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Cubao station Tuesday morning.

"The project aims to institutionalize an accessible, quality, and responsive assistance for our LRT passengers, personnel, and facilities to protect them from lawless violence and threats," Dela Rosa said reading a prepared speech.

According to the agreement, the women's desks will first be installed in the Recto, Santolan, and Cubao stations of the LRT-2 line.

Police forces, the agreement said, can only ride for free in the LRT-2 line, if they are in "full uniform" with their PNP identification card.

They also agreed to increase police visibility in all LRT-2 stations, and committed to conduct quarterly emergency drills.

Source: rappler.com

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