Yes, the topic we’ve all been talking about for a few weeks now — number coding in Paranaque City.
Signed by Mayor Edwin Olivarez just this afternoon, Resolution No. 16-057 or titled “A Resolution lifting the suspension of the Unified Vehicle Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or the Number Coding Scheme on all roads in the city of Paranaque”, will be in effect starting November 3, 2016.
According to the city resolution which Olivarez posted on his official Facebook Page, there was a suspension of the UVVRP in the city via Resolution No. 06-050 last 2006 (although we published a resolution authored by then councilor and now vice mayor Rico Golez implementing the number coding scheme in some areas of the city — not sure why they are not acknowledging this).
Reasons stated for the present implementation of the number coding scheme in the present resolution are the following:
– “There is an increase in the volume of traffic and it has become unacceptable”
– “Maynilad is heavily repairing certain pavements along Dr. A. Santos Avenue, among others”
– “Utility companies are also expected to perform repair and maintenance of roads in the entire city of Paranaque”
With all the present councilors of the city as proponents of the city bill, Resolution 16-057 states that the number coding will be implemented from 7am to 7pm for private vehicles and from 6am to 9am and 4pm to 8pm for trucks.
We are assuming that since no roads were specified in the resolution that all major roads of the city are included (no village roads were mentioned).
As a reminder, the URVVP does not allow vehicles with certain end plate numbers on the road, namely:
Monday – 1 and 2
Tuesday – 3 and 4
Wednesday – 5 and 6
Thursday – 7 and 8
Friday – 9 and 0
According to Kagawad Noel Azarcon Jr. of Barangay BF, there will be a dry run held from October 1 to 8. All apprehended vehicles will be issued with warnings.
Full implementation will be on November 3.
More importantly, there will be window hours for private vehicles from 9am to 4pm (Yehey!).
Senior citizens, unfortunately, will not be exempted from the UVVRP.
The following vehicles are exempted:
The following are automatically exempted from the UVVRP:
a. DOT accredited tourism vehicles marked as such.
b. Cargo trucks and other heavy vehicles, whether empty or loaded, as defined in Section 2 of MMC Ordinance No. 78-04, as amended, shall continue to be covered by MMA Ordinance No. 5, Series of 1994 governing Truck Ban.
c. Ambulance, firetrucks, police patrol cars, military vehicles with permanent marking indicating vehicles as such. Ambulance and firetrucks which are privately owned and properly marked as such shall likewise be exempted.
d. Vehicles commandeered by the government directed by a person in authority or his agent/or by a medical practitioner for military relief or emergency purposes.
e. Vehicles carrying person/s needing immediate medical attention.
f. Diplomatic vehicles with diplomatic plates.
g. MMDA accredited tow trucks provided that the accreditation papers must be carried and ready for presentation upon request.
h. Government vehicles with government plates or appropriate LTO stickers with permanent markings expressly showing the name of government agency or office, including those vehicles of Members of Congress with officially issued LTO protocol plates and being utilized in the performance of their functions.
i. MMDA accredited tow trucks provided that the accreditation papers must be carried and ready for presentation upon request.
j. Vehicles delivering perishable goods in commercial quantity.
k. Motorcycles pursuant to MMDA Memorandum Circular No. 96-005B (1998)
According to the MMDA website, the fine for erring motorists is P300.