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December 14, 2020

Going Hybrid Transaction: Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, during Monday’s hybrid plenary session, December 14, 2020, favors hybrid transaction instead of a 100 percent cash-less transaction when traversing expressways. Pimentel said there should always be an option for cash payment. “If the person who wants to use the tollway operation and has cash (he does not have the card), he cannot use the tollway system. But he has cash which is the legal tender of the Republic of the Philippines. Then how come, his cash, which is the legal tender by law, is being rejected by this system?” Pimentel asked.(Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB)