The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that they will start implementing the Expanded Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or the number coding scheme again.

There are things you should know about the MMDA number coding scheme: what ending plate numbers can pass on designated days, time windows, and more importantly, the vehicles exempt from the rule.

Following these rules ensures that you’ll be safe from fines and possible hassle when you renew your license. And knowing how the scheme works, especially its schedule and window hours, will allow you to plan your trips better ahead of time.

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Exempted vehicles from the expanded number coding scheme

  • Public utility vehicles (PUV)
  • Tricycle
  • Motorcycle
  • Fuel trucks
  • Garbage trucks
  • Marked government vehicles
  • Ambulances
  • Fire trucks
  • Marked media vehicles
  • Motor vehicles carrying essential and/or perishable goods

Number Coding Window Hours

The listed window hours below are the times when your coding vehicle can’t pass certain roads.

  • 7AM to 10AM
  • 5PM to 8PM

Number Coding Schedule

Plate number endingDay prohibited
1 and 2Monday
3 and 4Tuesday
5 and 6Wednesday
7 and 8Thursday
9 and 0Friday


Is there a number coding scheme on weekends and holidays?

No. The expanded number coding scheme is only implemented on weekdays, Mondays to Fridays. Holidays are not included, as well as weekends: Saturday and Sunday.

How much is the penalty for a number coding violation?

If you are caught violating the number coding scheme, you will be charged with a fine of Php300. That penalty should be settled within seven (7) days. Failure to do so will result in additional fines and more hassle when you renew your license.

These are the things you should know about the number coding scheme in most areas in the Philippines. If you have further questions, we’ll try to answer them in the comment section below.

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