Palace apologizes for LRT collision incident

Malacañang issued an apology on Sunday over the LRT Line 1 collision incident in Monumento, Caloocan last Saturday due to a power fluctuation.


"Humihingi kami ng paumanhin sa ating mga mamamayan habang patuloy na isinasakatuparan ng pamahalaan ang pagpapahusay sa serbisyo ng LRT at MRT," said Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., in a radio interview.

According to reports, the collision of two trains of the LRT Line 1 hurt a train operator and caused temporary suspension of train operations in the area.

LRT Authority (LRTA) spokesperson Hernando Cabrera said power supply fluctuated at around 7 am on Saturday on EDSA Monumento, this caused one of the trains to stop. However, an approaching train kept moving and hit the stalled train.

Coloma assured the public that the government continues to ensure the public's safety.

"Hindi po tumitigil ang pamahalaan sa pagtataguyod ng kaligtasan at kaginhawaan ng ating mga kababayang gumagamit ng serbisyo ng LRT at MRT," Said Coloma.