Pets allowed on LRT-2 trains beginning Feb. 1

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 26) — The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) said it will allow pets on LRT-2 trains beginning Feb. 1, adding it is now training personnel for the policy's implementation.

"Beginning Feb. 1 pwede nang magdala at magsakay ng mga pets sa istasyon at sa tren ng LRT Line 2," LRTA Administrator Hernando Cabrera said at the Laging Handa briefing on Thursday.

[Translation: Beginning Feb. 1, pets will be allowed at stations and trains of the LRT-2.]

However, Cabrera said the pets must be vaccinated and should be placed in cages so they would not bother other passengers. There would also be size restrictions.

"Dapat din malinis, naka-diaper. Yung usual na mga alituntunin na pinapatupad ng mga pet-friendly na establishments, ganun din yung ating policy na implement," he said.

[Translation: They should be clean and wearing diapers. We will implement the same rules enforced in pet-friendly establishments.]

He said they are now training personnel for them to be ready once the policy is implemented.

"Dini-distribute namin ngayon, bini-brief namin yung ating mga security personnel para sa maganda at maayos na pagpapatupad ng ating mga policy," Cabrera explained.

[Translation: We are distributing and briefing security personnel so the policy can be implemented smoothly.]

Cabrera said they expect small problems in the first weeks of implementation, but added that the ultimate goal is to make the system pet-friendly.