MAYOR Isko Moreno yesterday said private companies are free to use Manila for anything that will redound to the benefit of its residents.
“Iniaalay nating gamitin nila ang lungsod, basta sa kapakinabangan ng mga taga-lungsod ng Maynila,” Moreno said, as he announced the installation of a drive-thru for the purpose of mass registration for RFID at the Bonifacio Shrine right beside the Manila City Hall.
The said activity begins today, October 31, and again, tomorrow, November 1, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and covers class 1 vehicles only or cars, SUVs and passenger vans.
Moreno said the city government’s undertaking is also due to requests from residents and to bring closer to them the said RFID registration.
The mayor said no documents are needed and one only has to bring P200 for the initial RFID card load.
He also reminded those who will have their vehicles registered to wear face masks and face shields and that trailer or 40-footer container trucks are not covered.
Moreno said the city government also wants to be of help to the national government for the planned 100 percent cashless tollways payment scheme.
“Sa pakikipagtulungan ng DOTr, NLEX, SCTEX, CAVITEX, at CALAX, ito pong tinatawag na easy trip RFID… sa pakikipagtulungan ng mga nabanggit ko na may hawak ng kumpanya na ‘yun, mayroon pong magaganap na drive-thru installation. Ibig sabihin, mababawasan natin ang matagal ninyong pagpila,” Moreno said.
The mayor said the move is aimed at giving Manilans easier access to RFID registration, particularly those who travel north or south from time to time.
Motorists passing through San Miguel Corp.(SMC)-operated tollways — the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR), South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), the Skyway System, NAIA Expressway and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) have until the end of November to shift to the RFID system.