The number coding scheme or the Modified Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) is suspended on 3rd of May 2022; Tuesday, from 5 in the afternoon until 8 in the evening.

This is for the celebration of Eid’l Fitr or the end of Ramadan. While it is summer, we all know the crowd and how heavy the traffic is in Metro Manila.

traffic in EDSA Philippines prevented by number coding scheme
Traffic along EDSA

This means those who have plate numbers ending with 3 and 4 (number coding for Tuesday) can actually still travel and enjoy not worrying of the number coding scheme for that day only in Metro Manila from 5 in the afternoon until 8 in the evening as per MMDA.

While you enjoy this news, make sure to take note that it only suspends within the timeframe of 5 in the afternoon until 8 in the evening. Making ignorance is not an excuse to the law.

There are vehicles that are automatically exempted from this. Those are ambulance, fire trucks, police cars, military vehicles and the likes where their operations are always needed in our country.

Did you know?

Did you know that you can apply for an exemption from the UVVRP? However, this is subject for evaluation and approval. Below are the list for the exemption clauses:

  • Company shuttle services and School buses/services
  • Unmarked Vehicle of Media Company/Practitioners
  • Vehicles for perishable goods
  • Owner/Operator (with PWD ID) of a vehicle
  • Accredited tourism vehicles

What is your insight on this news? Have you seen any changes or improvements regarding the traffic in metro manila from pre-pandemic and nowadays?

Did the work-from-home setup for some employees really helped somehow the traffic in Metro Manila or just the same as before? While writing this article, I came to think that I am thankful I am able to do my job at the convenience of home. Adding that I am helping somehow the traffic in Metro Manila.

I am sure we all hope that a work-from-home will be the final new normal setup for most of the employees. Downside of this is that it will hurt the businesses located in the city capital.


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