The frequent breakdowns of the MRT, especially during the latter part of 2017, only tells us that the current system is already on its last leg.
The DOTr should start the year with urgency in addressing this problem, that might require extensive repair work rather than just regular maintenance.
But extensive repair might mean the need to put operations on hold, and without an alternative mass transport system to replace it, this would bring commuters greater woes. This is the challenge that the government should solve asap.
Hopefully, the new year will give the DOTr the chance to start fresh and show us that it is a department that is capable of making better management and engineering choices and not politically driven decisions.
Source: Senate of the Philippines