Allowed liquids in MRT, list released

Here is the list of allowed liquids in MRT.

Last January, the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and the Light Rail Transit  (LRT) respective management announced that bottled drinks and other liquid substance will no longer be allowed to be carried inside the trains.

This was implemented as a security measure because of bomb scares after the two incidents of Jolo bombing. In this way, dangerous chemicals that can be used in making “liquid bombs.” will be prevented from entering the MRT and LRT trains.

Moreover, the transportation department stated that- ” Nitroglycerin is oily and clear, so if it is poured in an opaque lotion bottle, no one would know what is inside. Because it is clear and oily, nitroglycerin would be easy to conceal in lotion or shampoo bottles. Nitroglycerin’s inherent instability would make this bottle very dangerous for you to carry around, “

The released list of allowed liquids in MRT has the following:

– Baby formula / breast milk in bottles, if the passenger is travelling with a baby or small child; 
– Drinking water to be used by the baby or small child; 
– All prescription and over-the-counter medications; 
– Liquids including water, juice or liquid nutrition or gels for passenger with a disability or life condition; 
– Life-support and life-sustaining liquids such as bone marrow, blood products, and transplant organs; 
– Items used to augment the body and for medical and cosmetics reasons such as mastectomy products, prosthetic breast, bras or shells containing gels, saline solution, or other liquids; and 
– Gels or frozen liquids needed to cool disability or medical-related items used by persons with disabilities or medical conditions

However, these items will still be subjected to inspection and validation of security personnel or police officers.



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