Pawsome news, hoomans: pets are now allowed in LRT-2
January 26, 2023
Don’t we speak for everyone when we say commuting in Metro Manila with your pet is such a pain in the neck? Case in point, not every public transport available permits us to do so.
But fur parents now have something to look forward to! The LRT-2 has allowed small pets aboard the train starting February.
This policy change by the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) administrator Hernando Cabrera is in line with their efforts to be a pet-friendly railway. So far, only Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) allows small pets on its trains.
“Beginning February 1, puwede nang magdala at magsakay ng ating [mga] pets sa mga station at tren ng LRT-2,” he said in a public briefing.
Owners bringing their pets are required to comply with the following before hailing the trains next week:
– full vaccination of pets
– confined to a proper cage to avoid bothering other passengers
– must be clean and wearing diapers
– must have a “certain size” and cannot be too big
Cabrera, however, did not specify what constitutes a prohibited “big” pet, with no mention of a specific breed, height, length, width, or weight permitted.
The announcement came after the LRTA hinted at a policy change on January 25.
Consequently, this elicited mixed reactions from the netizens.
pets in LRT 2??? yes please 🥺
— patricia ✨ (Taylor’s Version) (@syasipat) January 25, 2023
hindi ako natutuwa sa ‘pets will now be allowed’ sa LRT 2 🙄 daming commuters ang sensitive sa mga balahibo uy. kahit malayo or malapit pa yan sayo
— Nikki ⁷ 🐿🐱🌷 (@AgustD_buddy) January 26, 2023
not sure about the state ng lrt 2 pero sa lrt na sinasakyan ko mostly siksikan don… i don’t think it’s humane to put the pets under that stress na siksikan then hindi stable na train.
ifff that’s what they’re trying to do?? Dunno https://t.co/N7FObSTrj3
— mis u fullsun (@clairophyll) January 25, 2023
What about you, fam? What are your thoughts about this LRTA’s recent move? Is it a a yay or a nay?
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