August 9, 2016 | | Philippine News Agency

MANILA, Philippines -- The Metro Rail Transit-3 suffered at least three glitches Tuesday morning that forced it to operate on what management called “provisional status.”

Department of Transportation spokesperson Cherie Mercado said the mass transit system has since been restored to full operations, with 15 trains running, but they had to ask the Metro Manila Development Authority to deploy a bus and two trucks for stranded passengers during the provisional status.

The MRT-3 website said the first glitch struck a northbound train at 5:01 a.m., limiting operations between the North EDSA to Shaw stations. It was 7:30 a.m. by the time normal operations were restored.

And then at 9:38 am, a train had to unloaded passengers at Santolan station due to yet another technical problem with normal operations resuming at 9:46 a.m.