MANILA—LRT-2 management on Saturday explained why a man was able to take containers of water inside one of its trains despite an ongoing ban.
Evelyn Jarleo of the LRT-2 communications division said the man seen in the photo that went viral and drew ire on social media was part of the railway agency's utility personnel.
Jarleo added that the man was tasked to deliver water from a storage facility at the Betty Go-Belmonte station, where the photo was taken, to other stations that needed water.
LRT management reminded the public to comply with its water ban as part of tighter security measures following recent bombing incidents in Mindanao.
— With a report from Arra Perez, ABS-CBN News