The Department of Public Works and Highways has announced that medical frontliners — the country's modern heroes in the fight against the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) — may now pass at ALL expressways free of charge.
“San Miguel Corporation, Infrastructure, Metro Pacific, and Ayala Corporation have agreed to waive toll payments on all their expressways for the duration of the community quarantine,” said DPWH Secretary, Mark Villar.
However, to avail of the waived toll fee privilege, medical frontliners must secure a special RFID or have their existing RFID converted into one. This applies to both tollway operators; one RFID per tollway group.
STAR, SLEX, Skyway, NAIA-X, TPLEX
At all SMC 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 the 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 the NAIAX Toll Gate from 8 AM to 7 PM. Medical practitioners only need to present their PRC (Professional Regulation Commission) license card.
NLEX, NLEX Harbor Link, SCTEX, Cavitex, CALAX, and C5 South Link
To get their toll-free RFIDs for 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 or at the Cavitex Customer Service Center (Before Parañaque Toll Plaza) starting Monday 30 March, from 8:30 to 4 PM.
These RFID stickers will be made available at other major locations soon by SMC and Metro Pacific.