Yes. Vehicles with the much-coveted Las Pinas Friendship Route stickers are exempted from the number coding scheme in Las Pinas.

This was revealed earlier by two Las Pinas traffic enforcers interviewed by Alabang Bulletin along Alabang-Zapote Road.

“Yes, they are exempted,” echoed the two traffic enforcers.

When asked if this was an ordinance approved by the City Council, the two explained that this was a special request or special order from Las Pinas Mayor Vergel “Nene” Aguilar.

The enforcers further mentioned the “special order” of Aguilar is being observed in all Las Pinas roads–including the LP part of Daang Hari.

So if the two traffic enforcers know about this order then it is safe to say that all traffic enforcers in the city are also aware of the exemption.

So when you’re traveling around the city on your “coded” days, no traffic enforcer can stop you or apprehend you for number coding.

The two enforcers reminded motorists though that there are no window hours for Las Pinas number coding.

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 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 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 cities of Parañaque, 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).

Updated Rules On UVVRP Being Implemented By The Seventeen LGUs The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has received numerous daily inquiries from the public regarding the implementation of the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or the number coding scheme.

Resulting from the recent cancellation of several exemptions to the number coding scheme through the recently issued Memorandum Circular Number 4, the agency’s Twitter account (http://twitter.com/MMDA), as well as MMDA Hotline 136, have been flooded with questions and clarifications on the matter.

The UVVRP took effect on June 1996 as per MMDA Regulation Number 96-005 duly approved by the Metro Manila Council (MMC), the policy-making body of the MMDA, which is composed of the mayors of the seventeen local government units (LGUs) comprising Metro Manila.

The scheme was designed to curb the high volume of vehicles plying the national, city, and municipal roads within the metropolis, specifically during peak hours.

Under the regulation, all motor vehicles, both private and public, shall be prohibited from operating within Metro Manila during the corresponding days of the week, depending on the last digit of their license plates, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with observance of window hours for private vehicles from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

However, there were some modifications to the scheme during the years through various city / municipal resolutions and ordinances, depending on the respective LGUs.

Listed below are the most updated rules on UVVRP being implemented by the seventeen LGUs:

  • Number coding is in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., without window hours in Makati, Malabon, and Las Piñas.
  • Marikina, Muntinlupa, Taguig, and Parañaque do not implement the number coding.
  • Pasig City implements the number coding and observes window hours from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • The number coding scheme is in effect in Caloocan, Mandaluyong, Manila, Navotas, Pateros, Quezon City, San Juan, and Valenzuela. The window hours of 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. is observed.
  • Pasay City is implementing the UVVRP except on the following roads: Ninoy Aquino Avenue, MIA Road, Domestic Road, Airport Road, Sales Road, and portions of Buendia.
  • Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA), Circumferential Road 5 (C5), Diosdado Macapagal Avenue, and Roxas Boulevard all have window hours regardless of the city.

MMDA also reminds the public that the number coding is not implemented on weekends and is normally suspended during the observance of national and special holidays.

The full text of Memorandum Circular Number 4 may be viewed online at http://www.mmda.gov.ph/MEMOCIRCULAR04.htm.

For everyone’s information:)

Just reminding you guys.

Thanks, Makati!