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MMDA debunks viral ‘new number coding scheme’

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) recently belied posts circulating online that a new number coding system is in place.

In its public advisory on April 27, MMDA said the current Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP), also known as the number coding scheme still follows the 7am to 10am and 5pm to 8pm schedule, Monday to Friday except on holidays, for areas under its jurisdiction. Makati City’s separate number coding scheme is from 7am to 7pm.

The MMDA also appealed to the public to stop sharing fake news.

Pigilan ang pagkalat ng mga ganitong mensahe na dulot ay panic at kalituhan,” MMDA said, and urged people to verify any information with the MMDA Hotline 136 or in its social media pages.


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The number coding scheme is implemented in a bid to decongest major roads, banning vehicles with certain number plate ending numerals. Below is a guide to what days each numeral is banned.

Number-coding scheme

  • Monday – plates ending in 1 and 2
  • Tuesday – plates ending in 3 and 4
  • Wednesday – plates ending in 5 and 6
  • Thursday – plates ending in 7 and 8
  • Friday – plates ending in 9 and 0

And in case you need a refresher, the number coding scheme covers the following major thoroughfares.

Roads covered by number-coding scheme

  • EDSA
  • C5
  • Recto Avenue
  • Quirino Avenue
  • Araneta Avenue
  • C6
  • Roxas Boulevard
  • Taft Avenue
  • Shaw Boulevard
  • Ortigas Avenue
  • Magsaysay Boulevard
  • Aurora Boulevard
  • Quezon Avenue
  • Bonifacio Avenue
  • Rizal Avenue
  • Del Pan
  • Marcos Highway

The NAIA Expressway, Skyway, South Luzon Expressway, and other tollways however do not implement the UVVRP. It is also worth noting that sections of these toll roads that pass through Metro Manila are not covered by the scheme.

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