"The Philippine National Railways, being a factor for socio-economic development growth, shall be part of the infrastructure program of the government and as such shall remain in and under government ownership during its corporate existence.
The PNR must be administered with the view of serving the interests of the public by providing them the maximum of service and, while aiming at its greatest utility by the public, the economy of operation must be ensured so that service can be rendered at the minimum passenger and freight prices possible."
An improved, sustainable railway system running from Manila to Legaspi, carrying cargo to and from North Harbor and Batangas, providing commuter lined from Caloocan to Calamba and in Bicol; poised for a unified rail system in Luzon from Sorsogon to Ilocos branching to Cabanatuan and Tuguegarao. With a perspective study of a transnational railroad system covering Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao; enjoying robust riderships and freight, providing accessible means of transport that's comfortable, secure, reliable and affordable to satisfied commuters - all these thru a responsive PNR organization engaged in Public-Private-Partnership.
The PNR shall provide safe, reliable and affordable railway services as a socio-economic development tool within the framework of the national infrastructure system, while ensuring sustainable operations so that optimum service can be rendered at a minimum passenger and freight prices.