Learn about number coding in the City of Manila.
Understanding Number Coding in Metro Manila
The number coding scheme (also called the Modified Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program or UVVRP) is a traffic management strategy for reducing the number of cars—and ultimately easing congestion—on the road.
The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) implements the number coding implementation in Metro Manila. Through this program, traffic volume is expected to be reduced by 20% during morning and afternoon/evening peak hours.
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Number Coding in Manila
Manila is one of the most densely populated cities and has one of the busiest roads in the Philippines. Most roads here follow the number coding hours of 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Some roads, though, don’t have window hours.
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Number Coding in Metro Manila
As a driver or even as a car owner, it’s best to know your vehicle’s plate number, especially its last digit to avoid using it on the imposed number coding days. Plate numbers that end with 1 and 2 are not allowed to travel on certain roads every Monday. The same policy applies on plate numbers 3 and 4 every Tuesday, 5 and 6 every Wednesday, 7 and 8 every Thursday, and 9 and 0 every Friday.
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Where Does Number Coding Apply in the Philippines?
According to the MMDA, number coding in the Philippines covers all cities and towns within Metro Manila.
However, Makati City is excluded from the program since it has its own traffic code. Makati implements its number coding scheme from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All the following major roads in cities under the jurisdiction of the MMDA shall follow the number coding scheme:
- Recto Avenue
- Quirino Avenue
- Araneta Avenue
- Roxas Boulevard
- Taft Avenue
- South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)
- Shaw Boulevard
- Ortigas Avenue
- Bonifacio Avenue
- Rizal Avenue
- Quezon Avenue
- Marcos Highway
- Del Pan
- Magsaysay Boulevard
- Aurora Boulevard
Number Coding Exemptions
According to the MMDA, the vehicles exempted from the number coding scheme include the following:
- Public utility vehicles or PUVs (including tricycles)
- Transport network vehicle services (TNVS)
- Garbage trucks
- Fuel trucks
- Fire trucks
- Marked government vehicles
- Marked media vehicles
- Motor vehicles that carry essential and/or perishable goods
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Take note that this number coding exemption doesn't apply to Makati City, according to the MMDA.
When is the number coding usually lifted?
Coding days in Metro Manila and nearby cities are usually suspended during public holidays and weekends. The MMDA also announces the number coding suspensions during calamities (typhoons, volcanic eruptions, etc.). It may even lift number coding during public transport failures, like nationwide transport strikes or temporary closures of MRT/LRT lines.
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What is the penalty for number coding violations?
In case you get caught violating the number coding scheme, you’ll need to pay a ₱500 fine, according to the single ticketing system provision of the Metro Manila Traffic Code.
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Where can I pay the fine for my number coding violation?
If you're wondering how you're supposed to settle the fine for your number coding scheme violation, the MMDA has a list of payment channels to choose from, including the following:
- MMDA Traffic Management Division
- Landbank Link Biz Portal
- Bayad Center
- SM Bills Payment
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