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Metro Manila Skyway toll fee increase to take effect right after Holy Week

By on Apr 16, 2011 in Asia, Travel Comments

Manila, Philippines – The Metro Manila Skyway toll fee increase will take effect right after the Holy Week, as approved by the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB).

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According to local news sites on Friday, April 15, 2011, the increase of the Skyway toll rates, which will affect motorists bound south of the country including Laguna and Batangas, will take effect on Monday, April 25.

As noted by TRB spokesman Julius Corpuz, the Skyway toll fee hike was in line with Skyway Stage 2’s completion last April 7 by Indonesian-controlled Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corp. (CMMTC), its project developer, and operator Skyway O&M Corp. (SOMCO).

Meanwhile, GMA News noted that Anna Gamboa of CMMTC communications office announced that the latest Skyway toll fee increase will be implemented on Tuesday, April 26, at 12:01 a.m.

From Makati to Bicutan, Class 1 vehicles will pay P85 instead of the usual P65 only, while Bicutan to Sucat and Sucat to Alabang will be P41 each, which result a total of P147 from Makati to Alabang or vice versa.

Consequently, Class 2 vehicles such as buses will be charged P294, while Class 3, which includes trucks, will be paying P441, with both of them passing the same route by Class 1 vehicles.

On the other hand, Class 1 vehicles that will use the at-grade portion, will be charged P44 from Magallanes to Bicutan, P31 from Bicutan to Sucat and also P31 from Sucat to Alabang, which means that Magallanes to Alabang and vice versa will cost P106, far from the usual P65 only.

Nevertheless, Corpuz said that the newly approved rates at Skyway were lower than the request of CMMTC-SOMCO, and that they were computed without the income tax holiday incentives.

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