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Expressways to be toll-free on Christmas and New Year

A simple gesture of appreciation by tollway operators

There is one silver lining to expressway use this season. PHOTO BY MIGGI SOLIDUM

The drama surrounding the RFID system continues to wreak havoc on motorists using the expressway. And when you’re stuck in a slow-moving queue at the tollbooth, it really is difficult to keep a festive mood even during this season. Because of this, toll operators will be giving expressway users a reason to smile—even just for a little bit.

That’s because SMC Tollways and Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation will be waiving toll fees on Christmas and New Year’s Day. This means motorists will not be charged for using the tollways during the following times:

  • 10pm of December 24 to 6am of December 25
  • 10pm of December 31 to 6am of January 1

According to both operators, this is a corporate initiative to give back to Filipino motorists who have been loyal expressway customers. It’s also probably a way for them to appease those inconvenienced by the RFID shenanigans.

Anyway, do enjoy the toll holiday on the above-mentioned dates, and please drive safely as you reconnect with family and friends during this holiday season.

Miggi Solidum

Professionally speaking, Miggi is a software engineering dude who happens to like cars a lot. And as an automotive enthusiast, he wants a platform from which he can share his motoring thoughts with fellow petrolheads. He pens the column ‘G-Force’.