MANILA, Philippines — Motorists who have not tried using the elevated Skyway from Buendia in Makati to Alabang in Muntilupa City may now experience it for free–but only on Christmas and New Year’s eve.
This after the operator of the Metro Manila Skyway decided to waive toll collection from 10 p.m. of December 24 to 6 a.m. of December 25, and from 10 p.m. of December 31 to 6 a.m. of January 1 for both the at-grade (ground level) and the elevated sections of Skyway.
Skyway vice president for operations Ed Nepomuceno said the Christmas and New Year’s eve toll holiday at Skyway is their holiday gift to motorists who have been patronizing the expressway.
“This is our way of showing appreciation to our patrons every yuletide season,” he said.
Nepomuceno encouraged motorists to take advantage of the toll holiday to see the difference of using the at-grade and the elevated sections of the Skyway.
“Skyway users who do not normally use the elevated expressway have the opportunity to try it and experience the shortened travel time,” he added.
Similarly, a toll holiday will also be implemented at the whole stretch of South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) from Muntinlupa to Sto. Tomas in Batangas.
SLEx will be toll free from 10 p.m. of December 24 to 6 a.m. of December 25, and from 10 p.m. of December 31 to 6 a.m. of January 1, according to Isaac David, president of the South Luzon Tollway Corporation.
On the other hand, no toll holiday will be implemented at the North Luzon Expressway and Subic-Clark-Tarlac expressway, while no confirmation was extended by executives of the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway and the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road.