1. Are Buses exempted from the Number Coding Scheme?

Starting November 15, 2010, Public Utility Buses (City or Provincial) shall be covered under the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

2. Will there be “Window Hour” for Buses?

There will not be any “Window Hour” for Buses. Thus, Number Coding shall be strictly imposed to them from 7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.

3. Who are automatically exempted from the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or Number Coding Scheme?

The following are automatically exempted from the UVVRP:

a. DOT accredited tourism vehicles marked as such.
b. Cargo trucks and other heavy vehicles, whether empty or loaded, as defined in Section 2 of MMC Ordinance No. 78-04, as amended, shall continue to be covered by MMA Ordinance No. 5, Series of 1994 governing Truck Ban.
c. Ambulance, firetrucks, police patrol cars, military vehicles with permanent marking indicating vehicles as such. Ambulance and firetrucks which are privately owned and properly marked as such shall likewise be exempted.
d. Vehicles commandeered by the government directed by a person in authority or his agent/or by a medical practitioner for military relief or emergency purposes.
e. Vehicles carrying person/s needing immediate medical attention.
f. Diplomatic vehicles with diplomatic plates.
g. MMDA accredited tow trucks provided that the accreditation papers must be carried and ready for presentation upon request.
h. Government vehicles with government plates or appropriate LTO stickers with permanent markings expressly showing the name of government agency or office, including those vehicles of Members of Congress with officially issued LTO protocol plates and being utilized in the performance of their functions.
i. MMDA accredited tow trucks provided that the accreditation papers must be carried and ready for presentation upon request.
j. Vehicles delivering perishable goods in commercial quantity.
k. Motorcycles pursuant to MMDA Memorandum Circular No. 96-005B (1998)

4. Who are those who still need to apply for exemption?

The MMDA shall issue exemption certificates and conduct passes in accordance with MMDA Regulation No. 96-005, as amended, MMDA Regulation 98-006-A, and MMDA Regulation 10-001, to the following vehicles:

a. Duly enfranchised school buses, including school buses with provisional authority by the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB), with appropriate LTO stickers and markings. Company buses/shuttle service ferrying employees for free and with appropriate LTO stickers and markings are also exempted.
b. Official media vehicles with corresponding markings showing name/logo of the media firm and duly registered under the said firm as evidenced by valid registration papers.Privately owned vehicles being used by media personalities on official duties as attested by the concerned editor/publisher/station manager, are exempted provided that the written authority aforementioned is carried and ready for presentation upon request. A signboard, indicating the media establishment represented,shall likewise be conspicuously displayed on the vehicle.
c. Vehicles used by medical practitioners in an emergency.
d. Vehicles on a mission to carry relief goods to identified calamity or highly depressed areas.
e. Vehicles carrying person/s needing immediate medical attention.
f. Diplomatic vehicles with diplomatic plates.
g. MMDA accredited tow trucks provided that the accreditation papers must be carried and ready for presentation upon request.

All UVVRP exemptions and truck ban conduct passes granted under this section shall not include authority to use the Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA).

Pursuant to MMDA Regulation No. 98-006-A, conduct passes shall be granted to the following on a limited basis:

i. Heavy vehicles delivering petroleum products,
ii. Heavy vehicles undertaking international messengerial services,
iii. Heavy vehicles utilized as garbage trucks,
iv. Emergency heavy vehicles of power and water companies,
v. Heavy vehicles being utilized by the government in the construction of flagship projects as identified by the MMDA and subject to the issuance of a valid certification and trip pass by the government authority concerned such as the DPWH, DOTC, LGUs, PEA, at al.
vi. Heavy vehicles carrying perishable goods in commercial quantity.

The Chairman of MMDA may grant additional temporary exemptions pursuant to existing regulations based on highly exceptional circumstances.

Exemption certificates which were previously issued but are no longer covered by exemptions enumerated under this circular are hereby revoked accordingly.

http://www.mmda.gov.ph/20-faq/1748-all-about-number-coding-uvvrp

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