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        Ramon Ang: Discounted toll rates for motorbikes not possible at this time

        “TRB still owes us P17 billion for uncollected toll fee adjustments”
        by Aris Ilagan May 21, 2021
        PHOTO: Aris Ilagan

        One reason why San Miguel boss Ramon Ang is smiling nowadays is the unprecedented performance of BMW Motorrad Philippines’ sales despite the pandemic.

        In an interview with Summit Media editors this morning, Ang says he’s aware of the phenomenal growth of the local motorcycle community in recent years.

        Since he is also big boss of SMC Tollways, we took the opportunity to ask RSA about the possibility of lowering  thetoll fees for motorcycles as they are smaller and lighter, and have just two wheels compared to regular cars under the Class A category.

        “Hindi natin magawang i-adjust ang toll rates para sa motorsiklo,” says Ang, “kasi ang ating toll rates dapat nag-increase na noon pang 2009.”

        Up to now, he says, the SMC-owned expressways have not yet been allowed by the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) to increase toll charges, which has brought the amount of uncollected toll fee hike to some P17 billion.

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        According to Ang, the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) has won an arbitration case with the TRB regarding toll fee increases, which was implemented recently. “Dinala ng NLEX sa arbitration, dinemanda ang TRB. At nang nanalo NLEX, nagtaas sila ng (toll) rate,” Ang explained.

        As the man behind BMW Motorrad Philippines, Ang himself is a motorcycle enthusiast. He has a sizeable collection of vintage pieces under his roof. In fact, the 67-year-old businessman claims he takes to the racetrack every now and then just to enjoy the freedom of riding.

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