The government’s plan to take over the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) is likely to be delayed. Earlier, the government had issued Executive Order No. 126 to direct the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), the DOF, DBP, and Land Bank of the Philippines to execute the takeover of the Metro Rail Transit Corporation that holds a build–lease–transfer contract for MRT-3. The government plans to bid out the operation and maintenance of MRT-3, while maintaining its ownership.