Skyway Stage 3 now has an approved toll matrix, but you don't have to pay just yet.
“Inaprubhan na ng pamunuan ng TRB ang rekomendasyon na provisional rates ng Skyway 3. (The TRB already approved the recommendation of Skyway Stage 3’s provisional rates),” said Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) spokesperson, Julius Corpuz.
Corpuz added that the TRB approved the following rates for Class 1 vehicles, which include motorcycles with engine displacement 400cc and above, as recommended by the board’s executive director, DOTr assistant secretary, Giovanni Lopez, during a meeting yesterday, March 25, 2021:
- Buendia (Makati) to Sta. Mesa (Manila) – PhP105.00
- Mesa to Ramon Magsaysay Ave. (Manila) – PhP30.00
- Ramon Magsaysay Ave. to NLEX (Balintawak) – PhP129.00
- Buendia to NLEX – PhP254.00
The TRB clarified, however, that since these toll fees are just “provisional”, SMC Tollways (the developer and operator of Skyway Stage 3) still can’t collect toll fees until after the agency issues a notice to start toll collection.
“Hindi pa po sila pwedeng maningil ng toll fee kahit provisionally approved na ang mga toll fees ng Skyway 3. Hiwalay na proseso po iyan at still ongoing. (They [SMC Tollways] can’t collect toll fees yet even with the provisionally approved toll fees of Skyway [Stage] 3. Authority to collect toll fees is another process and is ongoing),” added Corpuz.
The TRB, according to Corpuz, will only issue the authority to collect after SMC Tollways completes all the necessary requirements, such as testing and commissioning of its toll collection systems.