MMDA New Number Coding Scheme In Effect August 15, 2022

As the new MMDA Number Coding Scheme started its way on the road of Metro Manila, last August 15, 2022. Let us be aware of the new rules to obey before jumping into our car and wave our way to our business of the day. The old number coding scheme which is based on the last digit of your plate number prohibits passing from 5pm to 8pm from Mon to Fri (holiday exemption). Whereas, the new Number Coding Scheme will start from 7am to 10am then 5pm to 8pm, starting August 15, 2022.

Number Coding Scheme also known as Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) is a traffic resolution, signed by Metro Manila Council that prohibits our vehicle to pass on a specific day and time based on the last digit of our vehicle plate number.

Number Coding Scheme:

Monday = 1 and 2
Tuesday = 3 and 4
Wednesday = 5 and 6
Thursday = 7 and 8
Friday = 9 and 0
Saturday and Sunday = No Number Coding (including holidays)


Scope of major street area implementing the number coding scheme,

Araneta Avenue
Aurora Boulevard
Commonwealth Avenue
Fernando Poe Jr. Avenue (Roosevelt Avenue)
Magsaysay Boulevard
Marcos Highway
Ortigas Avenue
Osmeña Highway
Quezon Avenue
Quirino Avenue
Recto Avenue
Rizal Avenue
Shaw Boulevard
South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)
Taft Avenue


Ok, you have an important business or emergency, but your vehicle is coding of the day? You can still go out folks by using the “Window Hours”!

Window Hours is the time from 10:01 am to 4:59 pm (exact time according to MMDA admin chat), where you can pass most of the street that has an active number coding scheme. But, beware of the areas that are exempted from Window Hour.

No Window Hours for private vehicles under the Number Coding Scheme shall cover EDSA, C5, Roxas Blvd., Alabang – Zapote Rd., and Mandaluyong City. Currently, the cities of Makati and Las Piñas do not implement window hours.

According to the Department of Transportation, the areas or cities that do not implement the number coding system are the following:

– Marikina City

– Muntinlupa City
Except Alabang – Zapote Rd.

– Taguig City
Except in C5, East Service Road and Manuel L. Quezon (With Window Hours EXCEPT in C5)

– Parañaque City
Except on the following roads:
San Antonio Ave., Pres. Aguinaldo St., Dominique Savio St., Japan St., Michael Rua St., France St., Doña soledad Extension and Doña Soledad Avenue in Brgy. Don Bosco, E. Rodriguez St. in Brgy. Moonwalk, East Service Rd. from Dr. Santos Ave. up to FTI Parañaque area, West Service Road from Dr. Santos Ave. up to Merville Park Subdivision Parañaque area (With Window Hours)

– Navotas
Except in R10.

– Pasay with Number Coding Scheme except on the following roads:
Ninoy Aquino Ave.
Domestic Rd.
Airport Rd.
Sales Rd. and portions of Buendia

Diosdado Macapagal Ave. is included in the implementation of the Number Coding Scheme and its Window Hours regardless of the city where it belongs.


The Penalty

The Fine for Number Coding Scheme is 300 PHP for MMDA. But it may be different with the penalty fee being given by the local government (LGU)




Points of View:
Let us obey the traffic rules to avoid the hassle on the road. “Ignorance of the law is no excuse”, it is our responsibility as motorists to know the guides before driving our vehicle.



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