Here’s DOTr statement
The DOTr MRT-3 adheres to the directive of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to ban bottled drinks in our train stations as part of the heightened security measures being implemented by the government following a bombing incident in Jolo, Sulu.
We advise our commuters not to bring bottled drinks, and liquids inside MRT-3 stations as these can be used as ‘liquid bombs.’ Hence, we encourage our passengers before entering MRT-3 stations to consume their bottled drinks, otherwise they will not be allowed to set foot in.
This measure aims to prevent the entry of dangerous chemicals in train stations contained in plastic bottles that can be used to harm and imperil the safety of the riding public.
The DOTr MRT-3 is requesting our commuters to cooperate with us, and remain vigilant at all times. Rest assured that we are doing our best to ensure safety and security of our passengers, as these two are our topmost priorities.