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What are the most recent rules on number coding (UVVRP), including changes per city/municipality? (Updated December 6, 2011)

The Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or Number Coding Scheme starts at 7:00 am – 7:00 pm with window hours starting from 10:00 am – 3:00 in the afternoon.

The cities of Makati and Las Piñas do not implement window hours. Thus, number coding is strictly implemented from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm.

The city of Pasig implements its window hour from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

The number coding scheme is in effect in the following cities: Caloocan City, Mandaluyong City, Manila, Malabon City, Navotas City, Pateros City, Parts of Pasay City, Quezon City, San Juan City, and Valenzuela City. The window hours of 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. is observed.

The city of Taguig does not implement the Number Coding Scheme within its internal roads. But the scheme is enforced on the National Roads within its boundaries, i.e. C5, East Service Road and Manuel L. Quezon.

The city of Parañaque implements the Number Coding Scheme, including the window hours (10:00am – 3:00pm), in the following roads:

  1. San Antonio Avenue, Pres. Aguinaldo St., Dominique Savio St., Japan St., Michael Rua St., and France St. in Barangay Don Bosco.
  2. E. Rodriguez St. in Barangay Moonwalk, Doña Soledad Extension and Doña Soledad Avenue in Barangay Don Bosco.
  3. East Service Road from Dr. Santos Avenue up to FTI Parañaque area.
  4. West Service Road from Dr. Santos Avenue up to Merville Park Subdivision Parañaque area

The cities of Marikina and Muntinlupa do not implement the Number Coding Scheme.

In addition, the following areas in Pasay do not implement the Number Coding Scheme: Ninoy Aquino Ave., MIA Road, Domestic Road, Airport Road, Sales Road, and portions of Buendia.

EDSA, C-5 Road, Diosdado Macapagal Avenue, and Roxas Boulevard are included in the implementation of Window Hours regardless of the city where they belong.

All Public Utility Buses (City and Provincial) are now covered under the Number Coding Scheme, with no “Window Hours”. Motorcycles, on the other hand are exempted from the scheme.

All UVVRP exemptions and truck ban conduct passes granted in accordance with MMDA Regulation No. 96-005, as amended, MMDA Regulation 98-006-A, and MMDA Regulation 10-001 shall not include authority to use the Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA).

Number Coding Exemptions (Updated as of Nov. 12, 2010)

Who are automatically exempted from the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or Number Coding Scheme?

The following are automatically exempted from the UVVRP:

DOT accredited tourism vehicles marked as such.

Cargo trucks and other heavy vehicles, whether empty or loaded, as defined in Section 2 of MMC Ordinance No. 78-04, as amended, shall continue to be covered by MMA Ordinance No. 5, Series of 1994 governing Truck Ban.

Ambulance, firetrucks, police patrol cars, military vehicles with permanent marking indicating vehicles as such. Ambulance and firetrucks which are privately owned and properly marked as such shall likewise be exempted.

Vehicles commandeered by the government directed by a person in authority or his agent/or by a medical practitioner for military relief or emergency purposes.

Vehicles carrying person/s needing immediate medical attention.

Diplomatic vehicles with diplomatic plates.

MMDA accredited tow trucks provided that the accreditation papers must be carried and ready for presentation upon request.

Government vehicles with government plates or appropriate LTO stickers with permanent markings expressly showing the name of government agency or office, including those vehicles of Members of Congress with officially issued LTO protocol plates and being utilized in the performance of their functions.

MMDA accredited tow trucks provided that the accreditation papers must be carried and ready for presentation upon request.

Vehicles delivering perishable goods in commercial quantity.

Motorcycles pursuant to MMDA Memorandum Circular No. 96-005B (1998)

 Source: http://mmda.gov.ph

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