Earlier today, MRT-3 passengers had no choice but to walk on rails along Ortigas, after one of its trains bogged down for the third time this week (10th one of February). In a sad yet rather predictable twist of irony, the entire thing happened just hours before the Senate probe on the transport system's management and maintenance. WHAT. A. JOKE.
As if having a total of only seven trains servicing an average of 260,000 users per day between the North Avenue and Taft Avenue stations isn't bad enough, power failures and long lines add to the daily hassle of riders. Most commuters are resilient when it comes to dealing with this hellish mode of travel—both physically and mentally, but the same can not be said about certain cases:
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque picked the wrong day to do his MRT immersion. Last week, Senator Grace Poe also said she would reveal the people responsible for the transit concerns in the hearing. Still, it feels like these government officials don't really know how this issue is affecting the majority of our population, who once again took to social media to air their collective frustration.
Cruel joke's on us, apparently
Covering the entire stretch might do
The anger is palpable
Cue the slow clap
Employee of the Year
Those trains are mocking you
Philippine Politics and Governance 101
Even Chris Martin can't solve this