Free Toll Program for Medical Frontliners set by SMC to cease after June 30, 2021
This is what frontliners want to tell San Miguel Corporation for exempting them from toll fees for the last year or so.
But all good things must come to an end.
This developed as SMC Infrastructure announced this week that their “thank you” or Free Toll Program for frontliners will cease at the end of the month.
“To our valued frontliners: As we focus our resources towards vaccinating our 70,000 employees and their families and helping our economy recover, we would like to inform you that our free tooo proram for medical fronliners will come to an end on June 30, 2021,” said in a text message to all enrolled frontliners.
Implemented since the middle of last June 2020, the program has some 10,400 medical frontliners registered.
A news report last March mentioned that SMC has waived some P190-million worth of toll fees for medical frontliners.
Some of the roads that were part of this Free Toll Program were: STAR Tollway, SLEX, Skyway, NAIA Expressway and TPLEX.
“One year on and the fight against Covid-19 continues. In fact, with this recent surge in cases, our medical frontliners are again facing a difficult challenge, and their lives are again at higher risk. We hope that at least, it has lightened their burden, and that everyday they go to work, they are reminded of how San Miguel and the whole country are grateful for their sacrifices,” SMC President Ramon Ang said.
“We hope that in the 16 months that the program has been in effect, we were able to demonstrate our sincere appreciation for your work, and provided you some relief as you fulfilled your duties. Once again, thank you for all that you have done to help our countrymen. With this, your Autosweep will be reverted back to your original account. For those with no account, your Autosweep will automatically be converted to a regular prepaid account,” noted the text message.
For questions and concerns, medical frontliners may contact the Autosweep Hotline at 5318-8655 or you may visit www.autosweeprfid.com.
“To our modern-day heroes, we salute you!” said the SMS from SMC Infrastructure.