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What started as supposedly a Metro Manila-wide vehicle volume reduction scheme has now taken many different versions from one city to the next, creating confusions among many motorists.  And there seems to be no single source of comprehensive information about these different versions.

MMDA number coding scheme

We have compiled information from various sources, including research made by some concerned motorists, into this “unofficial” MOTORISTS’ GUIDE TO NUMBER CODING.  If you have new information about the number coding scheme in your area, please share it with us so we can update this Guide.

No Number Coding

Motorists are free to roam around these cities anytime:

  1. Marikina
  2. Muntinlupa
  3. Paranaque
  4. Taguig

Apart from these three cities, Number Coding is enforced in all other cities in Metro Manila in varying versions.

Window Hours (10AM – 3PM)

The Number Coding standard window hours are observed in the following cities:

  1. Caloocan City
  2. Mandaluyong City
  3. Manila
  4. Navotas
  5. (parts of) Pasay City[1]
  6. Pasig City[2]
  7. Pateros
  8. Quezon City
  9. San Juan
  10. Valenzuela

No Window Hours

There are no window hours observed in the following cities:

  1. Makati
  2. Malabon
  3. Las Pinas

In other words, Number Coding is in effect from 7AM to 7PM!

Please take note that EDSA, C5, Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Avenue, Roxas Blvd (Pasay) have window hours regardless of the city (meaning one can drive via EDSA between 10AM and 3PM in Makati any day).

End Notes:

[1] Pasay City is implementing Number Coding except on the following roads: Ninoy Aquino Avenue, MIA Road, Domestic Road, Portions of Airport Road, Sales Road, Tramo

[2] Pasig City supposedly has window hours of 9AM to 4PMm (instead of the standard 10-3).  But there are also some information pointing to the possibility that Pasig has since adopted the standard 10-3 window hours.  Until one or the other can be confirmed, we recommend conservatism and just assume the shorter (10-3) window, just to be on the safe side.

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  1. how to apply for permit from Binan Lagune to NAIA

  2. How about the cainta, taytay, angono places? is there any number coding in this places?

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