SAN MIGUEL Corp. (SMC) President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon S. Ang has taken responsibility for the traffic congestion along the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) and promised that the problem would be resolved by Dec. 1. SMC manages Skyway Operations and Maintenance Corp. (SOMCO), which is currently undertaking preliminary works on its extension project for the Skyway system, affecting SLEx. Mr. Ang, in an interview on DZMM on Wednesday, said they would be able to restore the affected SLEx portion to three lanes by the start of Dec. He added that there will be a “ramp” on the Alabang flyover, which would expand it to five lanes. SOMCO said on Oct. 1 that it would speed up the completion of the heavy preliminary works on its extension project. — Arjay L. Balinbin