Yesterday, the DOTr said that they are considering the removal of the number coding scheme in Metro Manila. The agency cites a recent study done by Dr. Primitivo Cal of the University of the Philippines (UP) School of Urban and Regional Planning stating that the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) actually adds more vehicles on the road.

In a move contrary to the latest study, Parañaque City decided to end the suspension of the number coding scheme on all roads in their area. Mayor Edwin Olivarez recently posted the signed documents stating the confirmation of this suspension wherein it also indicates the reasons as why they decided to return the number coding scheme in the city.

Paranaque City UVVRP lifting

According to the City of Paranaque, there are three reasons for the re-implementations of the number coding scheme in the city, namely:

  1. The unacceptable volume of traffic

  2. The Maynilad heavily repairing certain pavements along Dr. A. Santons Avenue, among others

  3. Utility companies that are expected to perform repair and maintenance of roads in the entire City of Parañaque.

The Resolution No. 16-057 entitled as “A Resolution lifting the suspension of the United Vehicle Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP)” signed by Mayor Edwin Olivarez and city council members officially starts on October 1, 2016.

Private vehicles will not be allowed on the city's road from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and will not be having window hours like in the cities of Makati and Las Pinas.

Trucks affected by the scheme will not be allowed to travel within the city from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Unlike the private sector, trucks get window hours starting 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Trucks will banned on the roads again from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.