Car clubs and other groups transporting relief goods to lend a helping hand in ongoing Taal relief operations will no longer have to pull out their wallets along the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) Tollway after the San Miguel Corporation (SMC) waived toll fees for the two expressways under its management.
All motorists need to do is stop by any of the following inspection sites:
- Petron Silangan/KM 44
- Mayapa Entry
- Batino Entry
- Calamba/Real Entry
- Santo Tomas Entry (southbound)
- All northbound entry locations (Batangas, Ibaan, Lipa, Toribio, Malvar, and Tanauan)
Once at the inspection area, a toll supervisor and traffic enforcer will inspect your ride and issue a free single exit pass to be surrendered at cash lanes upon exit. Again, you must surrender the pass at a cash lane.
“This is part of our wide-ranging efforts across the San Miguel Group to help our countrymen, through our own relief operations, and by supporting and enabling others who also want to help,” SMC president Ramon Ang said in a statement.
“Yet again, we are seeing the best of Filipinos—helping and lifting each other up in times of great need,” he added.
This clears up some of the raw information about waived toll fees you may have seen on social media.