LOOK: Abi Valte takes MRT Challenge


Posted at Sep 01 2014 12:16 PM | Updated as of Sep 01 2014 08:16 PM

MANILA - True to her word, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte has taken on the challenge of riding the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) amid growing complaints over the mass transit service.

In her Twitter account, Valte said she lined up at the MRT North Avenue Station at 8:24 a.m. and was able to ride the train at 9:01 a.m.

She said she was finally able to get a seat upon reaching Ayala Avenue station.

The deputy presidential spokeswoman reached the Taft Avenue station at 9:41 a.m.

"Appreciate all the commuters who bear with the service on a daily basis...we continue to ask for your understanding as we continue to push for improvements," she said in her tweets.

Valte is just the latest official to ride the MRT-3, which has been hounded by technical glitches recently.

Last Thursday, Transportation Secretary Jun Abaya accepted the challenge of riding the MRT. However, he was criticized by netizens for riding at an off-peak hour.

On Friday, Senator Grace Poe also rode the train.