MMDA clarifies “crossing” on Alabang-Zapote Road with regard to Number Coding scheme

“Crossing” in AZ Road means just that…crossing.

Following an apprehension by MMDA personnel of an Alabang villager last week for crossing Alabang-Zapote Road, Alabang Bulletin sought to clarify what “crossing” meant in the Unified Vehicle Volume Reduction Program or Number Coding scheme.

Not allowed, according to the MMDA.

It can be recalled that an Inter-Agency Council on Traffic or i-ACT was formed with representation from the Department of Transportation (DOTr), MMDA, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, Land Transportation Office, Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group and the Metro Manila Council.

This agency, sensing no improvements on vehicular traffic in the metro, extended the Number Coding scheme from 7am to 7pm to 7am to 8pm with some roads (those with heavier volume and traffic) not implementing window hours.

Alabang-Zapote Road was one of those roads.

Alabang-Zapote Road traverses from Las Pinas to Muntinlupa.

Las Pinas employs the Number Coding scheme while Muntinlupa does not — now, except for Alabang-Zapote Road (and Commerce Ave. as implemented by Barangay Ayala Alabang).

Part of the announcement of this new time coverage was that “crossing” the road was allowed.

So since the incident of the said villager happened in Muntinlupa, Alabang Bulletin reached out to the Muntinlupa Traffic and Management Bureau.

They informed us that since they do not implement Number Coding in all Muntinlupa roads (again, except for Commerce Ave. — which, again, is under the jurisdiction of Barangay Ayala Alabang), they do not apprehend violators as well — even on Alabang-Zapote Road.

So we contacted MMDA and here was how the conversation went:


So this statement by the MMDA should clarify it.

Only straight crossing (BF Resort to Casimiro in Las Pinas, for example) is allowed.

As mentioned by the MMDA, even traversing less than five meters is already a violation and not considered “crossing”.

Las Pinas City also does not have window hours, by the way.

Some groups are now seeking an audience with MMDA to see if there can be some exemptions to this “Crossing Rule”.

Let us all stay tuned.


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129 Responses

  1. govinda shanti says:

    any updated news on crossing alabang zapote rd? incidentally, i tried to ask through messenger, MMDA — if bridgeway ave. is part of the coding implementation. So far, i did not get an answer. I need to know if crossing commerce ave is allowed .

    • AlabangBulletin says:

      If you’re crossing Bridgeway Ave. to Northgate then that should be allowed since that is just straight crossing.

  2. Tin Lim says:

    Good day.

    I would just like to clarify if I pass Paranaque (Cananay Ave- Tionquiao – Aguilar-Alabang Zapote) going to SM there window hours?

  3. chris says:

    good day

    If you have Friendship Sticker and a resident of Las Piñas there is no coding scheme for driving in Alabang-Zapote Road right?, thanks.

  4. chris says:

    Good Day

    Just want to ask if there’s a coding for driving along Alabang-Zapote Road even if I have a Friendship Sticker?, thanks.

  5. Allen says:

    Good day

    Is 9am-4PM window hours in Barangay Ayala Alabang (commerce center) still implemented ?

  6. Bennie says:

    Sir alabang road going to airport via skyway may coding po ba?

  7. Leila says:

    If I pass through Alabang and then Filinvest Exit going to Shell muntinlupa in SLEX, will there be number coding?

  8. Tere says:

    Sir, from Laguna tru skyway/ NAIAx going to terminal 3, my coding po b?

  9. Bretton Janolo says:

    Via slex going to asian hospital may coding po ba?

  10. Angie says:

    If my car is coded, can I traverse AZ for a few meters (BF Homes Concha Cruz going to Daang Hari) before 7am in the morning?

  11. Khei says:

    Wala pong window hours kapag galing Honda Alabang to SM Southmall? Sino po source nyo na implemented ang number coding sa Las Pinas?

  12. JunVale says:

    Is the window hour of 9am-4pm in commerce ave. is also applies if I go straight Daang Hari?

  13. Tina Cabuñag says:

    Kindly respond for my reference should i need it: crossing alabang zapote road from alabang hills to aava (bec there is a short distance to be ON Alabang Zapote before being able to turn left to Acacia or right to Madrigal

  14. Criz says:

    From laguna going to alabang town center may coding poba or may window hour po?

  15. Marlon says:

    How about From investment drive(honda) going to bf concha cruz do we allow to cross?

  16. Sheryl pasamba says:

    Is there a coding in putatan muntinlupa near medical center muntinlupa? Or going to putatan muntinlupa and im from brgy cupang muntinlupa city?

  17. Errol King says:

    Ano po ba implemented na coding scheme 7 to 7 o 7 to 8pm po?

  18. Maria corina says:

    From civic drive then market drive can we turn right on alabang zapote rd going to muntinlupa?
    Do we have window hours on alabang zapote road? Thank you

  19. Ceserre Fran says:

    Ano po coding scheme sa commerce ave? 7am-8pm din po ba?

  20. ann says:

    hi Sir! may window po ba from daanghari to atc?

  21. Ish says:

    Wanted to know if coding is implement from festival mall going to bellevue hotel alabang

  22. leslei says:

    straight road going to festival exempted for coding coming from bf paranaque (toyota)?

  23. leslei says:

    straight road going to festival or ritm, feu from bf paranaque exempted from coding?

  24. Markus says:

    Ask ko lang sir if crossing to Tierra Nueva from Commerce avenue is allowed?

  25. Terry says:

    Hello. Is the window hour still implemented in Alabang-Zapote Road?

  26. Marcus says:

    Hi po from filinvest going to victor buencamino passing commerce ave and investment drive. May coding po b

  27. kate says:

    Hi po from terminal 4 going to SM soutmall via sm sucat and leftturn in casimiro may coding po ba?! thanks

  28. ave says:

    Hi po! Pacific Village to Madrigal crossing AZ road, it is allowed? Salamat po!

  29. Noel Marantan says:

    Is crossing Alabang Zapote Rd through Madrigal Avenue to Sta Terisita or nearby Shell Station allowed?

  30. Jing says:

    Is number coding implemented where starmall is located in alabang? Thanks

  31. Tom says:

    Hello po, ask ko lang po if may window hours po ang daang hari to commerce ave to atc

  32. Ask ko lng po if galing express papuntang town center meron po bng number coading?

  33. Jing Villa says:

    Galing Sta rosa Slex to festival mall meron po bang coding

  34. Ella says:

    Hello po ask ko lang kung may window hours from festival mall going to SM Southmall? I have friendship sticker…Thanks

    • AlabangBulletin says:

      Commerce Ave. 9am to 4pm window hours, Alabang-Zapote Road, none.

      There might be some Las Pinas enforcers on Daanghari and on Alabang-Zapote Road

  35. jp pesigan says:

    Can you give me advise where can i pass from festival mall to ATC without being flag down by enforcers for coding scheme?

  36. Jam says:

    hi! i saw somewhere dito sa internet that residents of AAVA and employees around madrigal/AAVA are exempted sa coding… is that true??

    • AlabangBulletin says:

      All Muntinlupa residents are exempted in the Commerce Ave. coding but not on Alabang-Zapote Road.

      • ymagsen says:

        sir, clarify ko lang po… kapag nahuli po ako sa commerce ave dahil po sa coding then pag check nila sa lisensya nakita nila residents ako ng muntinlupa hindi na nila po ba ako huhulihin? thanks

      • ymagsen says:

        Sir, Clarification lang po… kung mahuli po ba ako sa commerce avenue due to coding then makita ng enforcer sa lisensya na residents ako ng muntinlupa hindi na po ba ako huhulihin? thanks

  37. Modesto balasan says:

    Hanggang saan po ang may coding na lugar sa south po?.balak po namin pumunta kc ng laguna at balak namin.umalis ng maaga.

  38. Andrew says:

    Good pm. From slex to evia viamcx may coding po ba?

  39. Denis says:

    Question.. minsan kasi napapansin ko sa kahabaan ng alabang zapote road may mga dumadaan na coding ang sasakyan di naman sinisita ng mga enforcer.

  40. Cristina J. Aganan says:

    If coming from SLEX then exit at Filinvest turning right to Asian Hospital, is there a number coding there?

  41. Sherwin Ladiana says:

    Galing Sta rosa Slex to Vivere Hotel and festival mall meron po bang coding or window hours? Thanks

  42. Gay says:

    I came from Alabang Hills I can pass and
    crossing from Tierra Nueva going to Madrigal Bus park is there a Coding scheme or window time?

  43. Clarence Roxas says:

    Hi sir,

    Mula po slex calamba to festival mall may coding po kaya? Salamat po

  44. Maria says:

    From west service road to festival mall and acacia hotel?

  45. Rey Elloso says:

    Exempted po ba ang senior driver sa number coding sa las pinas at muntilupa

  46. grace francisco says:

    With the implementation of the no window policy effective Mar 26, 2019, are senior citizens exempted from the number coding?

  47. Son says:

    Good day! We are coming from Sta.Rosa Laguna via SLEX going to Festival.Mall and Alabang Town Center…may number coding po ba? TIA

    • AlabangBulletin says:

      None when going to Festival Mall but there is Number Coding on Commerce Ave with Window Hours of 9am to 4pm

  48. Ronnie says:

    Hi! We want to go to Calamba and we are here at Azumi hotel, any suggestions on what route that are exempted in coding scheme. Thanks

    • AlabangBulletin says:

      For Muntinlupa, only Alabang-Zapote Road and Commerce Ave. have Number Coding. Commerce Ave. has window hours of 9am to 4pm

  49. Agape madrid says:

    Tanong lang po galing ng bacoor papuntang c5 extention pa way ng sm sucat pwde po ba yun dadaan lang mahuhuli parin po ba ako ng coding non

    • AlabangBulletin says:

      in Paranaque, the following roads where the Number Coding Scheme is being implemented will still have the Window Hours of 9am to 4pm:

      – East Service Road
      – West Service Road
      – Ninoy Aquino Ave.
      – Dr. A. Santos Ave. (Sucat Road)
      – Quirino Ave. (from Baclaran to Paranaque-Las Pinas Boundary)
      – Dona Soledad (Don Bosco)

  50. airisha grace vinson says:

    sir from lipa going to alabang exit kme sa filinvest my coding po ba

  51. Khanky says:

    Hi Po, Can I Pass through from HSBC (Northgate) going to Filinvest Tollgate pa south -San Pedro (tatawid ng commerce ave or should I take alabang route going to tollgate to susana or southwoods?

  52. ALVIN TOBIAS says:

    Sir – from SLEX going to Starmall Alabang, may coding po?

  53. James says:

    good morning!
    from alabang exit to bellevue hotel may coding po ba?
    then from bellevue to slex merun din po bang coding?

  54. jonathan javier says:

    sir goodam from filvest to alabang town center po?

  55. bien miguel says:

    sir may coding po ba sa Bicutan exit? galing kame laguna papunta kame C6.

  56. Gigi soberano says:

    In the area along dswd Alabang our plate number is 7990 am i allowed to go go there

  57. carlyne says:

    sir good day po meron po ba sa may insular alabang wat time po coding salamt po

  58. ymagsen says:

    Sir, kapag residents po ba ng Muntinlupa exempted po sa coding sa may commerce ave? thanks

  59. Francis says:

    Hi. Is Buencamino st to investment drive ok? Its a straight pass through alabang zapote road.

  60. Tabunda. Melboy says:

    C5 to starmall alabang. May coding po ba?

  61. henry says:

    from festival to acacia, can we pass without apptehension?

  62. Gab Gison says:

    Sir may coding po ba pag nag exit MCX? Sa Evia punta?thx

  63. john limbo says:

    how much is the fine if you violated the number coding?

  64. Aj says:

    As of today, July 27, Laguna to ATC, coding window of 9-4 still exist?

  65. Aj says:

    As of today, 27-July, Laguna to ATC, may coding window pa din ba ng 9-4?

  66. Ardyth says:

    Sir, may windows hours pa rin po ba along commerce avenue ayala alabang? Going po kasi kami sa ATC coming from filinvest ave from toll gate crossing commerce ave going ATC. Thank you po

  67. Rad says:

    Coming from south slex and will exit filinvest going to Ford Alabang doable po ba without apprehension?

  68. dang says:

    hanggang ano oras po coding alabang zapote road from alabang hills to atc? thanks po!

  69. Venus says:

    Sir may coding po ba from binan to starmall alabang?thank you and god bless po

  70. cire says:

    hi sir, crossing AZR from Filinvest Ave to Northgate. allowed?

  71. cire says:

    sir, crossing AZR from Filinvest Ave going to Northgate. allowed if coding?

  72. Clyde says:

    May coding po ba if from Toyota alabang going to shell madrigal via alabang zapote road?

  73. robert says:

    Calamba to festival mall may coding po?

  74. Michael saguno says:

    good day po,my number coding po ba sa Marco’s Alvarez road to moline road and my window hours po ba?

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