San Miguel Corporation (SMC) will charge no toll fees on all its expressways for Christmas and New Year as part of its toll holiday tradition, president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang today ( Dec. 23) announced.
On these two days, the operator grants motorists temporary free access to its expressways – Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR), Southern Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Skyway, NAIA Expressway, and the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway in the north.
“From 10:00 pm on December 24, to 6:00 am on December 25 we will open all our expressways—STAR, SLEX, Skyway, NAIAX, TPLEX–for free to all motorists,” he declared.
“We are doing the same from 10:00 pm of December 31, to 6:00 am of January 1.”
“This is an annual tradition that we do for the benefit of motorists, especially those who have to see family in other parts of the city or have to go home to the provinces,” Ang explained.
In previous years, many motorists would use the opportunity to travel and spend time with family, friends and loved ones from other parts of the city or nearby provinces.
“This year will be no exception, we’re still implementing the toll holiday despite the pandemic,” according to the SMC President.
“We’re still opening the expressways because it has become part of our commitment to motorists, and a way for us to give a little Christmas cheer,” he added.