We received several messages from our dear readers (thank you guys for the heads up!) asking us if it was true that Number Coding along Commerce Ave. would indeed begin on February 15, 2017 as seen on flyers online and flyers being given out to some residents of Ayala Alabang Village.
Alabang Bulletin then reached out to our friends from Barangay Ayala Alabang to inquire whether this was true or not.
“Yes, we released those flyers,” confirmed a Barangay Ayala Alabang representative, sending the original barangay ordinance to Alabang Bulletin.
Also called “An Ordinance Providing for Vehicle Volume Reduction Along Commerce Ave. Within the Territorial Jurisdiction of Barangay Ayala Alabang, the provision was borne out of the observations that “Commerce Avenue at all times of the day are choked in vehicular traffic with barely-moving vehicles” and the “need to regulate traffic in said avenue to ease flow,” according to the ordinance.
As stated before, the Experimental Number Coding will be implemented from 7am up to 7pm from Monday to Friday — no coding on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Barangay Ayala Alabang jurisdiction along Commerce Ave. is from the barangay marker (after Hyundai from Filinvest) until Daang Hari Road.
The 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
The barangay has yet to confirm whether there will be window hours.
They also communicated that exemptions to the ordinance will be revealed soon.
It was originally announced that vehicles bearing the Ayala Alabang Village Association sticker would be exempted.
We shall update this article as soon as we find out more details.