New MRT general manager named

By , on January 6, 2015


The Metro Rail Transit (MRT 3) shall implement the new distance-base fare scheme effective January 4, 2015 as displayed on Saturday (January 3, 2015) at the MRT station in Pasay City. (PNA photo by Gil S. Calinga)
The Metro Rail Transit (MRT 3) shall implement the new distance-base fare scheme effective January 4, 2015 as displayed on Saturday (January 3, 2015) at the MRT station in Pasay City. (PNA photo by Gil S. Calinga)

MANILA — A new general manager for the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) was appointed on Monday, a day after the implementation of the controversial MRT fare increase.

Engineer Ramon Buenafe, who is also a businessman, replaced Renato San Jose who was appointed as officer-in-charge last September. The latter remains as the MRT director for operations.

“(Buenafe) was appointed and took his oath this morning,” said Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya.

Buenafe is a graduate of Philippine Science High School. He earned his degree in Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of the Philippines.