Similar to that of the Metropolitan Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) the San Miguel Corporation (SMC) will soon be transitioning into a fully cashless system. This means that motorists that commonly ply these expressways will soon be required to buy RFIDs.
The shift to a full cashless payment system is a directive set about by the Department of Transportation (DOTr). In fact, the government body has released a department order on the matter stating that by November 2, 2020, all major expressways are to utilize a cashless system. This was done in order to help prevent the spread of the still ongoing pandemic.
We have completed the reconfiguration of these cashless lanes to help ensure a smooth transition and hopefully, minimal delays for motorists. Implementing this measure is a priority for us because it is in line with government health regulations and it will better protect both our motorists and expressway employees.
The question still remains where and how will the general public be able to get their hands on the newly required RFID stickers? SMC has released a comprehensive list as to where and how customers can obtain the new cashless device.
List of installation locations for Skyway and NAIAX
Locations that are open 24/7
C5 CSC Southbound
Old NAIAX-Drive-Thru westbound
Locations open from 8 am to 5 pm
Petron Valle Verde
C5 Toll Plaza Northbound
NAIAX main toll plaza A
NAIAX main toll plaza B
Locations open from 8 am to 7 pm
Locations open from 6 am to 10 pm
Bicutan toll plaza northbound
Nichols toll plaza southbound
Runway toll plaza northbound
Sucat southbound after exit
Installation locations for the South Luzon Expressway
Locations open 24/7
1. After Calamba Entry Toll Gate
2. Southwoods Toll Plaza Northbound
3. Eton Toll Plaza Northbound
Locations open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1. Southwoods CSC Northbound
2. Southwoods CSC Southbound
3. Ayala Greenfield CSC
4. Sta Rosa CSC Northbound
5. Sta. Rosa Southbound
6. MaTES Office Silangan Northbound
7. Petron Evia
8. Shell Mamplasan
9. Petron San Pedro
10. Shell Putatan
11. Filinvest Toll Plaza
12. Mamplasan Toll Plaza Northbound
13. Mamplasan Toll Plaza Southbound
14. Susana Heights Toll Plaza Southbound
15. Cabuyao Toll Plaza Southbound
Installation locations on STAR Tollway that are open from 8 am to 5 pm
1. Star Toll Lipa CSC (Tambo Exit)
2. Petron Lipa
3. Petron Malvar
Open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
4. Batangas Drive-Thru Southbound
5. Sto Tomas Drive-Thru Northbound
6. Lipa Drive-Thru Southbound
Installation locations on TPLEX
Locations open 24/7
1. TPLEX Tarlac Main Office Northbound
Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2. Petron Pura Northbound
3. Petron Pura Southbound
Locations open from 7 am to 4 pm
1. Carmen Toll Plaza
2. Pura Toll Plaza
3. Rosario Toll Plaza
4. Tarlac Toll Plaza
5. Urdaneta Toll Plaza
6. Victoria Toll Plaza
Once your RFID has been successfully installed, reloading can be done through multiple methods each one designed to make the process easier. Motorists may use G-cash, Coins.ph, and the online platform www.justpay.to to reload their accounts. If, however, you do not wish to use these platforms reloading can also be done through online bank transactions.
Here are the following supported banks and other online reloading services
Bank of Commerce
Union Bank, Maybank
EON by Union Bank.
If online banking isn't your thing, you can also do over-the-counter reloading through the following:
SM Bills Pay
SM Business Services
Robinsons Department Store
Self-service kiosks (TouchPay, ECPay, and E.Tap)