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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28 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?

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