MANILA, Philippines — Some senators on Tuesday stressed the need for a cash payment option on tollways even while a cashless system is already being enforced.
“Maybe we can put this as a caveat for the budget [bill that] they [Department of Transportation] have to maintain at least a cash booth for those toll booths,” Sen. Grace Poe said during the Senate plenary debates on the 2021 budget of the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
“We are too confident that we can manage with no cash transactions,” she said in Filipino.
She cited possible problems with scanners in underscoring the need for a booth for cash transactions.
“Anywhere there are unforeseen circumstances. For ex…