HIRE qualified personnel!.
Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has instructed Philippine National Railways, Light Rail Transit Authority and Metro Rail Transit (PNR, LRTA and MRT-3) to hire qualified retrenched employees from LRT-1.
“Hire qualified personnel to our rail lines and projects. Kawawa ang mga tao. Kung kailan pandemya, tsaka pa sila mawawalan ng trabaho. We must look into the possibility of absorbing them as quickly as we can. Huwag natin silang pabayaan. It’s the least and most humane thing we can do for them at this time,” Secretary Tugade said.
Secretary Tugade called on the LRMC to subject all their personnel to swabbing.
“They should swab all their people. Cost is not the primary issue here. We can discuss who absorbs the cost at some later time. What matters most is the health and safety of commuters and their employees,” Secretary Tugade said.
Secretary Tugade likewise instructed PNR GM Junn Magno and Asec Fidel Cruz to thoroughly review the health and safety protocols being implemented by LRMC for COVID-19.