I’m a regular Light Railways Transit (LRT) commuter on Saturdays. From Pasay City (EDSA) to Manila (United Nations) and vice-versa, it usually takes less than 30 minutes. If I don’t take the train, I’d probably reach my destination on the next day. Bag inspection is routine (no inspection, no ride) and because I carry a backpack and a shoulder bag, I have mastered the art of smooth bag opening and closing for the guards/inspectors, plus the mantra “they’re just doing their job, and they’re not trying to delay anyone.”
My rides were uneventful. I have not encountered pickpockets or any bad elements while on the train. And because I only take a ride on Saturdays, LRT rush hour stories are uncommon to me.
Below are videos that I took on my way to EDSA from UN Avenue last Saturday. When I entered the LRT, it was pretty crowded and I was the last one to get in. I was able to get some footage facing west when we reached Quirino Avenue.
Announcing the arrival…
Quirino Avenue to Vito Cruz