Lawmaker proposes a different number coding scheme

UNTV News   •   June 30, 2017   •   3680


MANILA, Philippines —House minority leader Cong. Danilo Suarez does not agree with the proposal of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to implement the number coding scheme twice a week.

He said, this will not solve traffic congestion in Metro Manila.

Cong. Suarez suggested banning three coding numbers in one day: plate numbers ending in 1,2,3 will be banned on Monday; 4,5,6  on Tuesday; 7,8,9 Wednesday.

“We are eliminating 30% of the traffic,” Suarez said.

He also wants to lift the window hours and the exemption of coding during Saturdays and Sundays.

For this suggestion, he urged the media to help the government in informing the public about the coding scheme.

“Metro Manila Commission have to publish in the paper in all major dailies the scheduled traffic private vehicles monthly, kasi mahirap (because it’s difficult) , at least it is printed kung kelan ka hindi pwede (when you are not allowed on the road)  ,” Cong. Suarez added.

Aside from coding scheme, Cong. Suarez said government should also improve the mass transport system so that the riding public will not choose to invest on buying private vehicles.

As of now, transportation agencies have not yet commented on this proposal, but have mentioned in the House hearing this week their plans to revise the number coding scheme.

“Pinag-iisipan natin (We are still studying) with the support of Metro Manila Council, of course, mga Mayors natin (with our mayors), kung susuportahan nila, pinagaaralan natin kung pwede imodify yung number coding scheme sa ngayon(if they will support it, we are studying if we can modify the number coding scheme for now) ” MMDA Chair. Manny Lim said. – Joyce Balancio | UNTV News and Rescue


MMDA to implement road closures for 2019 MMFF Parade

Robie de Guzman   •   December 12, 2019

(FILE) Filipino fans wave to celebrities of Philippine movies standing atop a float during the annual parade of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) on Roxas Boulevard, Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, 23 December 2015. MARK R. CRISTINO

MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) advises motorists to avoid traversing parts of Taguig City on Sunday, December 22 due to anticipated heavy traffic in line with the conduct of Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Parade of Stars.

The MMFF parade which will feature floats carrying celebrities of official movie entries will be held from 12 noon to 7 p.m.

This will go through the following routes: from Lakeshore C6, right turn to M.L Quezon Avenue, left turn to MRT Avenue then right turn to Cuasay, right turn to CP Garcia (C5) Service Road, then left turn to Upper Mckinely Road, right turn to Lawton Avenue-5th Street, right turn again to McKinley Parkway, left turn to 32nd street, left turn to 7th Avenue, right to 26th Avenue, left turn to 5th Avenue, right turn to LeGrand Avenue and Chateau Road.

The MMDA also said that road closures will be implemented in the following areas:

  • Along ML Quezon Avenue (Dr. A. Santos to MRT)
  • Along MRT (from ML Quezon to Cuasay)
  • Along Cuasay (from MRT to C5)
  • C5 Service Road cor. Cayetano Boulevard

Counterflow vehicles will be allowed in the following areas:

  • Along Upper McKinely Road from C5 to Lawton Avenue
  • Lawton-5th Street from Upper McKinley to McKinley Parkway
  • Along 32nd Avenue from McKinley Parkway to 7th Avenue

A stop-and-go scheme will be implemented in the following roads:

  • C-5 road – Upper Mckinley
  • C-5 Service Road – Sampaguita bridge
  • Mckinley Parkway – 26th Avenue

The MMDA said affected roads will be opened by 7 p.m.

MMDA offers free rides in Pasig River Ferry Service until Jan 31

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 9, 2019

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is offering free rides in the Pasig River Ferry Service until January 31.

This is in time for the relaunching of the Pasig River Ferry Service on Monday (December 9) which also aimed to lessen the heavy traffic in Metro Manila.

“With the anticipated heavy traffic as the holiday season approaches, there is no better time than now to see how Pasig River can help ease our traffic congestion problem,” MMDA Chairman Danny Lim said.

The Pasig River Ferry Service also has two additional boats that will begin operating on Monday. The additional boats can accommodate 57 passengers.

The schedule of the ferry service will be from Monday to Friday (6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

-Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City
-San Joaquin, Pasig City
-Maybunga, Pasig City
-Guadalupe, Makati City
-Valenzuela, Makati City
-Hulo, Mandaluyong City
-Lambingan, Manila
-Sta Ana, Manila
-PUP, Manila
-Lawton, Manila
-Escolta, Manila

Authorities are currently discussing the fares for the Pasig River Ferry Service.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso said the ferry service is one of the most convenient way to travel.

“Kung iyong mga kababayan namin na pupunta outside of Manila going to Pasig, one of the most efficient alternative way is sumakay ng ferry, (If our fellowmen who will travel outside Manila going to Pasig, one of the most efficient alternative way is to ride a ferry),” he said.—AAC (with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)

MMDA lifts number coding starting 12 noon Tuesday

Robie de Guzman   •   December 3, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or the number coding scheme for vehicles in Metro Manila will be lifted starting 12 noon Tuesday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced.

The suspension of number coding was implemented amid continuing inclement weather brought about by Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ (international name: Kammuri).

Metro Manila is currently under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2 as ‘Tisoy’ continues to bring strong winds and heavy rains.

The state weather bureau has also issued a yellow rainfall warning over Metro Manila, Rizal and Cavite at 11 a.m., which means heavy rains are expected to be experienced in an hour and may continue in the next two hours.

Malacañang earlier announced the suspension of work in government offices and classes in all levels in Metro Manila due to rainy weather.


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