June 15, 2024

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MPT South poised for SMSK for Barangay Elections, Undas 2023

METRO Pacific Tollways South (MPT South), a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), is gearing up for the expected surge in motorists during the 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections and the observance of All Saints and All Souls’ Days.

The toll road operator is fully prepared to assist Undas travelers through reactivation of its “Safe Trip Mo, Sagot Ko” (SMSK) motorist assistance program during the following period: 6 AM of October 27, 2023, to 6 AM of October 29, 2023; 6 AM of October 31, 2023, to 6 AM of November 2, 2023; and 6 AM of November 4, 2023, to 6 AM of November 6, 2023. This program covers MPT South’s high-speed road networks, including the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX), and in partnership with the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) and its operating subsidiary PEA Tollway Corporation (PEATC) for the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) and CAVITEX C5 Link.

“MPT South toll roads are fully prepared to serve the expected traffic surge across our toll road networks as we approach these consecutive holidays. With CAVITEX C5 Link and CALAX implementing 100% RFID dry run, we urge our motorists to have an RFID installed and ensure it has sufficient load for a more seamless passage at our toll roads. Motorists may plan their trips, through MPT DriveHub app which provides traffic update, toll fee calculator, reloading facility, and even emergency roadside assistance” said MPT South President and General Manager, Mr. Raul L. Ignacio.

The SMSK program provides a comprehensive range of services to ensure smooth travel during the holidays. This includes deploying additional personnel for on-ground tasks such as traffic management which includes patrolmen, security personnel, and toll collection which includes ambulant tellers for cash lanes and RFID assistants for RFID lanes. RFID installers will be readily available to address any RFID-related requirements, particularly for toll plazas that are part of the 100% RFID dry-run (CAVITEX C5 Link and CALAX).

Also, under the SMSK program, the toll road operator will offer free towing for CLASS 1 vehicles (up to the nearest exit only) during the period. The program also guarantees the emergency medical services and incident response teams will be deployed strategically, ensuring they are always available and prepared to assist motorists in need.

MPT South’s Facebook accounts (fb.com/cavitexpressway and fb.com/OfficialCALAX) and X (formerly known as Twitter) accounts (@CaviteXpressway and @OfficialCALAX), along with its 24/7 hotline at 1-35000, will remain readily available to cater to customer requirements. Additionally, the MPT DriveHub app will bolster the SMSK program by providing traffic updates and seamless access to RFID transactions, reloading, trip planning, and emergency roadside assistance.

MPTC is the toll road development arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC). Aside from the CALAX and CAVITEX network of toll roads, MPTC’s domestic portfolio includes the concessions for the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), the NLEX Connector Road, the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) in Cebu.