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SLEX, Skyway to go 100% cashless, offer free RFID installation for all vehicles

Ready to make the shift?
PHOTO: Leandre Grecia

Still reluctant to plaster an RFID onto your car? It looks like you might not have a choice in a few of months. San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has announced that all the tollways it operates will shift to cashless payments by January 2021.

The shift will be conducted in two phases: Phase one covers Skyway, the NAIA Expressway (NAIAX), and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), and will take effect on October 15, 2020. Phase two, meanwhile, will cover at-grade sections of the three tollways, as well as STAR Tollways and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX), and will be implemented sometime in January 2021.

To help motorists transition to a cashless future, SMC Tollways is offering free installation of RFID for all vehicles. Yes, all vehicles—public utility vehicles, commercial vehicles, and private cars. The ‘RFID to Go’ scheme requires Class 1 vehicles to load a minimum P200 upon installation, while Class 2 and Class 3 vehicles must load the equivalent of the farthest toll.

Below is a list of RFID installation areas as of June 11, 2020:


  1. Bicutan CSC
  2. C5 CSC Southbound
  3. Petron Commerce Avenue
  4. Petron C5
  5. Petron Dasmarinas
  6. Petron NAIAX
  7. Shell Magallanes
  8. C5 Toll Northbound
  9. NAIAX Main Toll Plaza A&B
  10. Old NAIAX- Drive Thru
  11.  Skyway Main Toll Plaza (Northbound)


  1. Ayala Greenfield
  2. Silangan CSC
  3. Southwoods (Northbound and Southbound)
  4. Santa Rosa (Northbound)
  5. Cabuyao Toll Plaza (Southbound)
  6. Susana Heights
  7. Petron San Pedro
  8. Shell Mamplasan
  9. Shell Putatan
  10. Petron Evia
  11. Eton (Northbound)
  12. Filinvest
  13. Mamplasan (Northbound and Southbound)

STAR Tollways

  1. Star Toll Lipa CSC
  2. Petron Lipa
  3. Petron Malvar


  1. Tarlac CSC
  2. Petron Pura Northbound
  3. Petron Pura Southbound
  4. Carmen Toll Plaza
  5. Pozorrubio Toll Plaza
  6.  Tarlac Toll Plaza

RFIDs can be loaded via GCash and JustPay, or online through select banks including Bank of Commerce, Union Bank, Maybank, Chinabank, and BPI.

“We are committed to protecting motorists and our tollway operators and ensuring that everyone’s health is safeguarded by limiting personal contact and going 100% RFID on tollroads that we operate,” SMC president Ramon S. Ang said in a statement.

Are you ready to go cashless? Or do you prefer paying with cash?

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