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MMDA lifts number coding for PUVs on April 23

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:55 PM

(UPDATED) The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority suspends number coding for public utility vehicles on Tuesday, April 23, to help commuters in case railways were damaged in the Luzon earthquake

STRANDED. Passengers ride a provincial bus along EDSA, after being stranded due to the closure of railway lines. Photo from MMDA

Metro Manila number coding suspended April 17-22

Apr 15, 2019 - 11:30 AM

(UPDATED) The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority says there will be no number coding beginning Holy Wednesday, April 17, until Easter Monday, April 22

Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Buses will be exempted from number coding if...

Aug 24, 2018 - 3:33 PM

All buses – city or provincial – will be exempted from the number coding scheme if participation in the driver-only car ban reaches at least 50%

TRAFFIC. Bumper-to-bumper traffic is seen along EDSA during the off-High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) scheme hours. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Cavite to fully enforce number coding scheme starting February 5

Jan 26, 2018 - 7:50 PM

After studying traffic volume in the province for one and a half years, and doing a dry run for a month, Cavite will implement a scheme similar to Metro Manila's

CODING SCHEME. To save time spent on the road, the Cavite provincial government enforces a number coding scheme. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Person with disability praises MMDA for coding exemption

Aug 18, 2017 - 4:05 PM

In a Facebook post Juan Magdaraog thanks the MMDA chairman for personally meeting him to hand his Coding Exemption Certificate

Rappler Talk: MMDA's Orbos on Metro Manila's traffic woes

Jan 27, 2017 - 10:05 AM

Newly installed MMDA chairman Tim Orbos talks about long term solutions for the worsening Manila traffic

MMDA eyeing extension of 'no window hours' traffic scheme

Jan 16, 2017 - 4:20 PM

MMDA General Manager Tim Orbos says the no window hours policy helped ease metro congestion during the 2016 holiday season

NO WINDOW HOURS POLICY. MMDA general manager Tim Orbos (right) says the no window hours policy implemented during the holiday season helped ease metro congestion. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

MMDA eyes 3-digit coding scheme during Christmas season

Nov 23, 2016 - 5:02 PM

The proposed scheme is expected to be finalized in a meeting between MMDA and other i ACT agencies on Thursday November 24

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) enforcers stop motorists who violate the number coding scheme along EDSA on Wednesday, October, during a dry run of the 'no window hours' policy. Instead of getting a ticket, the drivers were reminded of the forthcoming implementation of the new policy, which is aimed at easing traffic flow along main Metro Manila roads. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Number coding scheme suspended for Undas

Oct 27, 2016 - 1:01 PM

The implementation of the extended number coding hours from 7 am to 8 pm and the expanded coverage of the no window hours policy will take effect starting Wednesday November 2

NO WINDOW HOURS. Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) enforcers stop motorists who violated the number coding scheme along EDSA on Wednesday, October 12, during a dry run of the 'no window hours' policy. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

No window hours for more roads starting Nov 2

Oct 17, 2016 - 8:10 PM

UPDATED Taft Avenue Shaw Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue are among the latest additions to the list of roads without window hours Coding hours will also be longer – 7 am to 8 pm

In this photo taken January 11, 2016, a major thoroughfare is clogged with traffic in Manila. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO / AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

2,437 'no window hours' violations in last 2 days of dry run

Oct 14, 2016 - 9:37 PM

The MMDA says 1 330 vehicles are flagged down on October 13 while 1 107 are recorded on October 14 on top of the 600 violators on the first day October 12

NO WINDOW HOURS. Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) enforcers stop motorists who violate the number coding scheme along EDSA on Wednesday, October, during a dry run of the 'no window hours' policy. Instead of getting a ticket, the drivers were reminded of the forthcoming implementation of the new policy, which is aimed at easing traffic flow along main Metro Manila roads. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

600 violators on first day of ‘no window hours’ dry run

Oct 13, 2016 - 12:18 AM

Only 5 days away from the strict implementation of the No Window Hours traffic scheme a three day dry run commences throughout concerned areas in Metro Manila

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) enforcers stop motorists who violate the number coding scheme along EDSA on Wednesday, October, during a dry run of the 'no window hours' policy. Instead of getting a ticket, the drivers were reminded of the forthcoming implementation of the new policy, which is aimed at easing traffic flow along main Metro Manila roads. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Dry run of 'no window hours' starts October 12

Oct 11, 2016 - 9:20 PM

Violators of the new policy will be flagged down but won t be issued tickets during the dry run from October 12 to 14 Strict implementation begins October 17

CONGESTION. A major thoroughfare in Manila on September 8, 2014, is clogged with traffic as an overhead train passes by in the centre lane. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Makati, Las Piñas, Mandaluyong to suspend 'window hours'

Oct 10, 2016 - 6:14 PM

UPDATED To fix traffic malls are also asked not to schedule sales during weekdays and for utility companies to suspend road repairs

MANILA GRIDLOCK. Motorists eat a meal on the back of their vehicles after being caught in traffic during the APEC summit in Manila in November 2015. The Philippines needs to improve infrastructure and requires funding from AIIB. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Starting Oct 31 on EDSA, C5: No more 'window hours' for private vehicles

Oct 08, 2016 - 9:31 AM

The Inter Agency Council on Traffic and the Metro Manila Council agree to remove the window hours under the Number Coding Scheme to decongest traffic in Metro Manila

METRO MANILA TRAFFIC. In this photo taken January 11, 2016, a major thoroughfare is clogged with traffic as an overhead train passes by in Manila. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Makati lifts number coding on October 30

Oct 29, 2015 - 3:28 PM

311 personnel from the Makati Public Safety Department along with 200 policemen will be deployed to beef up security in the Manila South Cemetery and its surrounding areas from October 31 to November 2

Number coding suspended due to Typhoon Lando – MMDA

Oct 18, 2015 - 7:57 PM

Vehicles with license plates that end in number 1 and 2 will be able to travel between the usually restricted hours of 7 am to 7 pm on Monday October 19

File photo by AFP

MMDA lifts number coding scheme for Eid'l Fitr holiday

Jul 15, 2015 - 8:14 PM

Number coding is lifted in all cities and municipality in Metro Manila on Friday July 17

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No number coding in Metro Manila on Feb 19 – MMDA

Feb 18, 2015 - 12:16 PM

All cities in Metro Manila will observe the suspension of the number coding scheme on February 19 the celebration of Chinese New Year

URBAN DECAY. Experts say infrastructure development in the Philippines must keep up with the growing economy to sustain growth. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

LRT, MRT on limited operations Dec 24 and 31

Dec 20, 2014 - 5:14 PM

These mass transit lines are on shortened operations during the eve of Christmas and New Year while MMDA suspends the number coding scheme for 13 days

PNP general on coding-violator 'aide': It wasn’t me

Oct 01, 2014 - 12:40 PM

The PNP also reminds its officials to ‘exercise due diligence and discretion when giving away business cards’

Government work suspended in Metro Manila

Jul 15, 2014 - 10:44 PM

UPDATED The Metro Manila Development Authority also suspends the number coding system Wednesday July 16 due to Typhoon Glenda

GLENDA IN MANILA. Philippine Coast Guard personnel prepare for Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun), which is expected to pass by Manila on July 15, 2014. Photo by Albert Victoria/Rappler

Status quo: BGC not yet under Makati coding scheme

Aug 06, 2013 - 4:28 PM

The Makati city government says the window hours would soon be a thing of the past at the Bonifacio Global Center which now belongs to Makati not Taguig

STATUS QUO. Bonifacio Global City (BGC) will continue to enjoy the "window hours" – when the car-coding scheme is lifted each day – until further notice.

MMDA: Proposed new coding scheme only for EDSA

Jul 11, 2013 - 5:45 PM

The proposed scheme will only be for private vehicles because they are more flexible to go elsewhere