SMC to waive Skyway Stage 3 toll fees for medical frontliners

The company has waived P156 million in toll fees so far
by Leandre Grecia | Jan 20, 2021
PHOTO: Sharleen Banzon

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is really making it a point to give back to our medical frontliners.

Toll-free passage at all SMC operated expressways

The company previously said that the toll-free passage for frontliners along all SMC-operated expressways would be extended indefinitely. Now, it has announced that these frontliners will also be allowed to enjoy free usage of the newly opened Skyway Stage 3 even when toll-fee collection along the new elevated expressway begins.

Considering how expensive toll fees can potentially be along Skyway Stage 3—motorists might need to pay as much as P274 for using the full length of the tollway come February—this will certainly come as good news to our frontliners.

The company also shared that as of January 18, 2021, it has already waived a total of P156 million in toll fees for doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians, and other medical frontliners throughout the pandemic.

“This time of pandemic, we need to help our country, our fellow Filipinos, and each other, as much as we can,” said SMC president and CEO Ramon S. Ang. “We have been providing this courtesy to our medical practitioners non-stop, because it’s our way of honoring them and thanking them for their selfless efforts to save lives and to help us survive this crisis.”

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In case you need a refresher, SMC’s tollways are namely: the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), STAR Tollway, Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX), NAIA Expressway (NAIAX), Skyway, and Skyway Stage 3. With this latest announcement, healthcare workers will be able to use all these expressways free of charge.

We’re sure a lot of our frontliners will benefit from this initiative by SMC. So if you know anyone who might find this information useful, then spread the word.

For more of our stories on the ongoing crisis, click here. For the latest news and updates on COVID-19, check out reportr.world/covid-19.

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