- The Department of Public Works and Highways announced that all expressways in the country will be waiving their toll fee for all frontliners
- Medical practitioners will only need to secure a special RFID stickers from the tollways
- The toll payments are waived for the duration of the community quarantine
Expressways around the country won’t be collecting toll fees from medical practitioners who have been working on the frontlines of COVID-19.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on March 28 announced that all expressways in the country will be waiving their toll fee for all frontliners.
“San Miguel Corporation Infrastructure, Metro Pacific, and Ayala Corporation has agreed to waive toll payments on all its expressways for the duration of the community quarantine,” DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said.
It was disclosed that in order to avail of the toll-free privilege in all San Miguel Corporation Tollways, which includes STAR Tollway, South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Skyway, NAIA Expressway (NAIA-X), and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX), medical personnel need to secure a special RFID sticker from SMC tollways or have their existing RFID sticker converted.
“These may be availed of at temporary booths set up at Shell Magallanes Station and NAIAX Toll Gate from 8 AM to 7 PM. Medical practitioners only need to present their PRC License Card,” Villar said.
Moreover, to get their toll-free RFIDs in all Metro Pacific expressways, which includes North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), Cavite Laguna Expressway, C5 South Link and NLEX Harbor Link, medical personnel only need to present their PRC License Card at the Balintawak Toll Plaza Customer Service Center.and Cavitex Customer Service Center (Before Parañaque Toll Plaza) starting March 30 from 8:30 to 4 PM.
The DPWH said SMC and Metro Pacific will make the toll-free RFID stickers available at other major locations soon.