FYI: Number Coding in Paranaque City is Back Effective October 1

Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez has signed a resolution called Resolution No. 16-057, otherwise known as, “A Resolution lifting the suspension of Unified Vehicle Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or the Number Coding Scheme on all roads in the city of Paranaque.” This resolution is to alleviate the unacceptable congestion in Paranaque City, as seen on documents publicly shared on his Facebook post.

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The said resolution will be effective starting October 1, 2016.

Furthermore, it exempts the following vehicles: (Source)

a. DOT accredited tourism vehicles marked as such.

b. 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.

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

d. 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.

e. Vehicles carrying person/s needing immediate medical attention.

f. Diplomatic vehicles with diplomatic plates.

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

h. Government vehicles with government plates or appropriate LTO stickers with permanent markings expressly showing the name of the 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.

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

j. Vehicles delivering perishable goods in commercial quantity.

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

Along with his post are three attached images of the resolution shared publicly for everyone’s knowledge.

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According to the document, the reasons for the number coding implementation are as follows:

  • There is an increase in the volume of traffic and it has become unacceptable

  • Maynilad is heavily repairing certain pavements along Dr. A. Santos Avenue, among others

  • Utility companies are also expected to perform repair and maintenance of roads in the entire city of Paranaque

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As seen on Mayor Olivarez’ Facebook Account: Resolution No. 16-057

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Once again, please be reminded of the following:

  • Number coding in Paranaque City is back and will be effective October 1, 2016
  • It will be implemented from 7am to 7pm for private vehicles and 6am to 9am and 4pm to 8pm for trucks.
  • Vehicles with end plate numbers 1 and 2 are prohibited on Mondays; 3 and 4- Tuesdays; 5 and 6 – Wednesdays; 7 and 8 – Thursdays, and 9 and 0 – Fridays.

Traffic is expected to get worse in the coming months because of the Holidays. Hopefully, with the proposed resolution, the traffic will ease up even for a bit.

Ultimately, the city has visible police officers patrolling and prohibiting parking on the streets! Indeed, change has come in our neck of the woods!

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