A guard at MRT North Avenue station confiscates bottled drinks. The MRT-3 management on Wednesday announced that liquids such as bottled water, perfume, hand sanitizer, lotion, rubbing alcohol, among others with volume capacity of more than 100 milliliters are now allowed inside train stations and coaches.
A guard at MRT North Avenue station confiscates bottled drinks. The MRT-3 management on Wednesday announced that liquids such as bottled water, perfume, hand sanitizer, lotion, rubbing alcohol, among others with volume capacity of more than 100 milliliters are now allowed inside train stations and coaches.
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MRT-3 lifts ban on liquid items
(philstar.com) - February 20, 2019 - 10:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The management of Manila Metro Rail Transit-3 on Wednesday has lifted its ban on liquid items.

Liquids such as bottled water, perfume, hand sanitizer, lotion, rubbing alcohol, among others with volume capacity of more than 100 milliliters are now allowed inside train stations and coaches.

But the railway management stressed that passengers have to test these items—drink the water, spray the perfume or use the lotion or rubbing alcohol—in front of MRT security personnel.

Liquids with volume not exceeding 100 ml were earlier allowed inside train stations and coaches.

The MRT-3 management earlier said an alleged bomb threat it had received last month was “one reason” for the implementation of the liquid ban. It explained that any liquid substance can be mixed to form a liquid bomb.

The no-liquid policy was criticized by train riders online, calling the measure unreasonable.

The MRT-3, which runs from North Avenue in Quezon City to Taft Avenue in Pasay City, ferries half a million passengers daily. — Gaea Katreena Cabico

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