“The coding is in place permanently. It was not for holiday only.”
This was what Barangay Ayala Alabang chairman Ruben Baes said last week when asked if the number coding along Commerce Ave. will be stopped because the Christmas season is over.
So for those asking — yes, number coding along Commerce Ave. is still being implemented.
Implemented formally last October 2017, the traffic volume reduction scheme was implemented by the barangay to relieve the always busy highway of large number of vehicles passing.
The scheme bars vehicles who are number coded on set days to not pass Commerce Ave. from 7am to 9am and 4pm to 7pm.
There are window hours though from 9am to 4pm.
Baes, in a previous statement, also made it clear that thescheme will only be implemented within the barangay’s territorial jurisdiction which is from the Barangay Ayala Alabang marker (just after Hyundai from Filinvest) up to Daanghari Road.
“All vehicles with AAVA stickers — including school stickers, all providers and deliveries entering and exiting the village will be tolerated,” explained the barangay captain further.
He added that Muntinlupa residents as well as employees from the business establishments like Alabang Town Center, Molito and Madrigal Business Park will be allowed just as long as they can show proof (identification cards) that they are from Muntinlupa or are working in the mentioned areas.
Lifting from a previous article and just to remind everyone, the barangay ordinance also called for any motor vehicle not to park much more double park along Commerce Ave.
The following penalties were also drawn up:
First offense – P500
Second offense – P750
Third and succeeding offenses – P1,000
No confiscation of licenses will occur, mentioned Baes, and he said failure to pay the fine will result in a case filed in court.
So for Muntinlupa City, only parts of Alabang-Zapote Road and Commerce Ave. have number coding.
Please be aware and please share with all your friends.