MANILA - San Miguel Corp said Thursday that Skyway 3 will remain free for medical frontliners even after the company starts collecting toll payments from other motorists on Feb. 2.
SMC is set to start collecting toll on Skyway 3 after Feb. 1 afer more than a month of keeping the new expressway toll free.
The company said it would also continue the "no toll fees" program for medical frontliners on all its expressways, which include:
- Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR)
- South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)
- The Skyway system
- NAIA Expressway (NAIAX)
- Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX).
The program started in March last year to support medical workers. San Miguel said it has so far waived a total of P156 million in toll fees for medical frontliners as part of its COVID-19 response initiatives.
SMC President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon Ang said Skyway 3 recorded an average of 71,000 passing vehicles per day in the first two weeks since its soft opening.
Fully operational, Skyway 3 can easily accommodate 200,000 vehicles or half of daily Edsa traffic, he added.