TPLEX EXTENSION OPENING. The final section of the 89.21-km Tarlac Pangasinan La Union Expressway (TPLEX) that covers Pozzorubio, Pangasinan to Rosario, La Union was formally opened yesterday by San Miguel Corporation and the Department of Public Works and Highways. The opening was attended by SMC President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon Ang and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdeah. National Task Force Against Covid 19 Deputy Chief Implementer Sec. Vince Dizon delivered a message on behalf of DPWH Sec. Mark Villar. Also witnessing the event were Dept. of Finance Sec. Carlos Dominguez III, Dept. Of Transportation Sec. Arthur Tugade and Dept. Of Budget and Management Acting Sec. Wendel Avisado. The final 11 kilometer segment of the TPLEX is expected to further reduce travel time from Tarlac to Rosario to just one hour from three-and-a-half hours, and Metro Manila to Baguio from 6 hours to just 3.5 hours. (photo by SMC Media Affairs)