Pamasahe at presyo ng ilang bilihin, posibleng maapektuhan kung tataas ang singil sa toll

admin   •   November 12, 2014   •   3689

FILE PHOTO: Ang pila ng mga sasakyang magbabayad ng toll fee sa kanilang paggamit ng North Luzon Expressway o NLEX. (UNTV News)

MANILA Philippines – Posibleng tumaas ang presyo ng ilang mga bilihin at maging ang pamasahe kapag naaprubahan na ang petisyon ng mga tollway operator sa Luzon sa Toll Regulatory Board (TRB).

Humirit ng dagdag na 15% ang North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), 33% naman sa South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), 25% sa CAVITEX, habang 16% naman sa Star Tollway

Naglabas na ang NLEX ng breakdown para sa kasalukuyan at hinihinging increase sa toll fee.

Ang dating P45.00 sa mga Class 1 na sasakyan gaya ng kotse ay magiging P52.00 na kapag na aprubahan, P131.00 sa Class 2 gaya ng mga bus mula sa dating P114.00 at P157.00 sa mga Class 3 gaya ng ten- wheel truck mula sa dating P136.00.

Sa ngayon ay wala pang ibinibigay na breakdown sa TRB ang SLEX, CAVITEX at Star Tollway.

Ayon sa Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines (SCMAP), bagama’t maliit na porsyento lamang ang logistics sa presyo ng mga produkto, sigurado na maipapasa rin ito sa publiko.

Ilan sa maaaring maapektuhan ay ang presyo ng mga gulay at poultry products na iniluluwas galing sa mga probinsya.

“Hindi okey, kasi any increases in price hindi okey yan, kasi for private persons your paying for convenience pero yung mga gumagamit ng trucking services yung pagtaas cost will convert sa pagtaas ng prices,” pahayag ni SCMAP Secretary General Norman Adriano.

Kahit ang mga jeep, bus at UV Express ay mapipilitang humingi sa LTFRB ng fare adjustment kung matutuloy ang taas-singil sa tollways.

Subalit ang ilang transport operators, susubukan munang tutulan ang petisyon ng mga tollway operator.

Ilan sa mga apektadong ruta ng mga jeep sa NLEX ay ang Monumento-Marilao, Monumento-Sta. Maria, Angeles-San Fernando at Apalit-San Fernando. Apektado rin ang ruta ng mga jeep sa SLEX na may biyaheng Alabang-GMA Cavite at Alabang-Pacita via Susana.

“Itong pagtaas na ito ay walang tinutungtungan na basehan except lang sa nakasaad sa kontrata nila na pinapayagan sila ng TRB,” saad ni PISTON President George San Mateo.

Ayon naman sa TRB, sisiguruhin nilang susuriing mabuti ang petisyon bago ito ipatupad.

Ang petisyon ay base sa concession agreement ng mga tollway operator na kung saan ay nakatakda silang magtaas ng singil kada dalawang taon.

“Bagama’t may karapatan silang humingi ng pagtaas o pag-adjust ng rates hindi naman po ito automatic. Yan po ay dadaan sa isang proseso na nakasaad sa batas at yan po ay susuriing mabuti ng pamunuan bago sila magbigay ng pagpapasya,” ani Julius Corpuz, tagapagsalita ng TRB. (Mon Jocson / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

Motorists warned of one-week drainage works on portion of NLEx in Valenzuela City

Marje Pelayo   •   September 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Expect heavy traffic flow along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) starting Monday (September 27).

The NLEx management is doing drainage enhancement works along the northbound lane of the expressway specifically in Valenzuela City area.

Specifically, a 200-meter portion of the rightmost lane of NLEx Valenzuela area will be closed to motorists.

Warning signs are installed to guide the public of the ongoing maintenance works for safety.

The NLEx management said maintenance works will last until Saturday (October 2).

SMC to start collecting toll for Skyway 3 on July 12

Robie de Guzman   •   July 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel Corporation (SMC) on Tuesday announced that it will start collecting toll for the Skyway Stage 3 on July 12, nearly seven months after it allowed the public free use of the 18-kilometer elevated expressway.

In an advisory, SMC said it will use a revised toll matrix that is “lower than the original proposed toll fees, particularly for motorists traveling shorter distances.”

SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang said the revised toll matrix, as approved by the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB), takes into consideration the pandemic, its impact on the economy, and on Filipinos.

The final toll rates will be announced prior to the start of toll collection.

SMC said the toll collection is in compliance with the issuance of a Toll Operating Permit and a Notice to Start Collecting Toll by the TRB on Skyway Stage 3.

“We thank the TRB for helping us determine the most equitable toll rates for our motorists. We know from experience that times are hard for many, and even a little relief for motorists can go a long way,” Ang said in a statement.

“These toll rates reflect our deferral of the collection of a substantial amount of the cost to build Skyway 3. We also further lowered the rates for those traveling shorter distances,” he added.

Ang said collected fees will enable the company to ensure continued efficient operations, maintenance, and safe driving conditions on the elevated expressway–particularly as daily traffic puts a heavy strain on the road infrastructure, necessitating significant maintenance costs.

Prior to the soft-opening of Skyway 3 at the end of December last year, SMC had opened to the public the Buendia to Plaza Dilao section of the elevated expressway in July 2019.

Since its opening, the Skyway Stage 3 has allowed motorists to experience seamless connection from South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) to North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and vice versa.

It has reduced travel time from Alabang to Balintawak and vice versa, to only 30 minutes from the previous three hours, and from Buendia to Balintawak, to only 20 minutes.

The Skyway Stage 3 project was constructed with no cost to the government. SMC said it had spent over P80 billion or more than double its original cost to complete the project over a period that spans two administrations.

With the start of toll collection, SMC said the government can now also generate “significant income” from the expressway, as it imposes a 12 percent VAT on all toll fees.

NLEX toll hike to take effect May 18

Marje Pelayo   •   May 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) will impose a toll hike effective Tuesday, May 18.

In a statement, the tollway operator said the toll adjustment of about 2% to 3% will take effect at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow.

“The adjustment is part of the approved periodic adjustments due in 2012 and 2014, or seven years ago. The Toll Regulatory Board and NLEX agreed to implement the increase on a staggered basis to cushion the impact of the adjustments,” the NLEX statement read.

This means an additional P2 will be collected for Class 1 vehicles or ordinary cars (value-added tax included) using the open system (inclusive of VAT).

The open system, where a flat rate is charged per entry, includes Quezon City, Caloocan City, Valenzuela City, Malabon City, Navotas City, Meycauayan City and Marilao, Bulacan. On the other hand, the closed system is between Bocaue, Bulacan and Mabalacat City, Pampanga

For other types of vehicles, additional P3 will be charged for Class 2 (buses and small commercial trucks) and additional P4 for Class 3 vehicles (large trucks/trailers).

REACH US

The Philippine Broadcast Hub

UNTV, 915 Barangay Philam,

EDSA, Quezon City M.M. 1104

(+632) 8396-8688 (Tel)

info@untv-newsandrescue.com (General inquiries)

ABOUT UNTV

UNTV is a major TV broadcast network with 24-hour programming. An Ultra High Frequency station with strong brand content that appeal to everyone, UNTV is one of the most trusted and successful Philippine networks that guarantees wholesome and quality viewing experience.