- The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) has implemented a new security measure after the twin explosions in Jolo
- MRT recently banned bottled drinks, lotion, perfumes, and any other liquids in its stations
- They also released a list of allowed liquids in MRT stations
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The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) has recently banned bottled drinks and other forms of liquid in its stations. KAMI learned that MRT has released a list of liquids their management allows the commuters to bring with them.
In a report by GMA News, the new security policy was implemented to maintain the safety of the passengers after the explosions in a cathedral in Jolo, Sulu. According to the authorities, water and any liquid substance like lotion, perfume, and cologne, can be used for making a liquid bomb.
"The Department of Transportation (DOTr) MRT-3 adheres to the directive of the Philippine National Police to ban bottled drinks in our train stations... We advise our commuters not to bring bottled drinks and liquids inside MRT-3 stations as these can be used as 'liquid bombs'," the advisory stated.
However, the PNP has denied this. National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Guillermo Eleazar said that there was no official directive or guidelines given to MRT. He added that they just recommended it to them.
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MRT announced the allowed liquids in its stations. Here is the full list as reported by ABS-CBN News:
- All prescription and over-the-counter medications;
- Drinking water to be used by the baby or small child;
- Baby formula / breast milk in bottles, if the passenger is travelling with a baby or small child;
- Life-support and life-sustaining liquids such as bone marrow, blood products, and transplant organs;
- Liquids including water, juice or liquid nutrition or gels for passenger with a disability or life condition;
- Gels or frozen liquids needed to cool disability or medical-related items used by persons with disabilities or medical conditions.
- Items used to augment the body and for medical and cosmetics reasons such as mastectomy products, prosthetic breast, bras or shells containing gels, saline solution, or other liquids
In a previous report by KAMI, the PNP has declared a heightened alert status all over the Philippines after the twin bombings happened in Jolo, which caused at least 20 deaths and left 100 people injured.
Recently, NCRPO chief Director Eleazar said that the alert status was back to moderate level or normal, and there are no verified threats.
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