MMDA to adopt four-digit number coding

MMDA to adopt four-digit number coding




The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, or most commonly known as MMDA, is planning to implement a four-digit number coding system which aims to ban your vehicle for two days in a week.

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If implemented, vehicles with plate numbers ending with the following digits will be banned on the assigned days:

  • 1, 2, 3, 4 banned on Mondays
  • 5, 6, 7, 8 banned on Tuesdays
  • 9, 0, 1, 2 banned on Wednesdays
  • 3, 4, 5, 6 banned on Thursdays
  • 7, 8, 9, 0 banned on Fridays

MMDA believes that the new system should cut the number of vehicles on the road by 40%. “In 2010 we only had around 1.9 million of registered vehicles in Metro Manila, but now it will reach 2.3 million so maybe we can adopt what is being implemented in Rio de Janeiro sa Brazil which are implementing the four-digit number coding.” said MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino.

The new number coding system is just one of the solutions that the agency is considering to ease the traffic in the Metro.



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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38 Responses

  1. Rick says:

    its a stupid idea… its as if we have a very efficient public transport system. Why not they start regulating buses along EDSA. Sila palang malaki na ang contribution sa traffic eh. Specially the terminal thing they did… its not helping. Gates of Hell talaga!

    • jake says:

      I agree, BUS at JEEP!!! Kung saan saan nagsasakay at nagbababa ng pasahero.

      Pinaka worst nagpapa-traffic ang mga JEEP!!

    • Welsh says:

      I agree also…

      kahit man lang doon sa Guadalupe / Edsa area di man lang nila maayos-ayos ng mga jeep at buses doon.

      And to think Guadalupe / Edsa is right next to MMDA’s main office.

  2. Concerned Citizen says:

    They are not thinking… un agad ang mind thinking nila ang babaw… bawls bawas lang? Enforce traffic rules strictly… no to lagay lagay system… sa boni madam yan… lagay lagay ang BUS sa MMDA para matagal cla kumuha ng pasahero… MMDA dapat ang bawasan…

  3. mass says:

    scape goat ang number coding na yan! remove bus and jeepneys, Efficient and non obstructive mass transport ang kailangan! yung walang boundary/commission ang driver para hindi desperado sa daan.

  4. Rodel says:

    Let’s play their stats, so around 40% that the traffic will eased up. Is this 40% do really have only 1 car and cannot anymore afford another one? What I believe why there was an increase in car sales, one factor for this is the coding system. Why not bring back the car pooling system.

  5. bs says:

    Isang malaking kalokohan to. Kung gusto nilang mabawasan ang traffic jams, they should regulate the public transpo. If you saw the recent post of top gear philippines in facebook, you’ll see that not private vehicles, but public vehicles which causes a lot of jams. Di sila marunong sumunod sa batas trapiko at tamang load and unload zone.

  6. vince says:

    band aid lang yan

    • David Z says:

      Indeed it is. If you know some other realistic and actionable ways to reduce traffic in the short and long term, more so those you can suggest directly to MMDA, now’s the time to share.

  7. Smokescreen says:

    Wow! How incredibly idiotic! Kaya naman hindi nagwowork ang coding, kasi hindi private vehicles ang problema.

    Mga private nga diteso lang ang maneho sa EDSA. Hindi yan tumitigil para magsakay ng pasahero sa EDSA. LOL

  8. motolite says:

    pare pareho kayo ng reaction kasi lahat kayo may sariling sasakyan.

    isipin nyo pag binawasan ang bus at jeep ALL OVER METRO MANILA, transport strike everyday ang eksena.

    Isipin nyo ang anak nyo na nag aaral sa University Belt.

    Not all have private vehicles.

    • ImplementthisASAP says:

      Oo nga pareparehas ung mag ulol sa taas, may kotse din ako mas maganda pa sa kotse ninyo pero pabor ako dito! Mas okay ng gumising ng maaga at magpa-late ng uwi para makaiwas sa coding kesa naman ubusin oras mo sa trapik! Ang dami nyo alam na solusyon ung puro pabor sa mga lifestyle nyo at akala nyo madali iimplement, baguhin nyo muna mga buhay nyo para makabili kayo ng pangalawang kotse ng hindi kayo mahirapan.

    • Think First says:

      Hi, Sorry di naman sa pagbabastos. But some points you should have considered before writing your response to this Article.

      1) majority of the responses above yours are stating that there a lack of discipline from Buses and Jeeps; and are not stating to reduce the number of public transportation.

      your response: “isipin nyo pag binawasan ang bus at jeep ALL OVER METRO MANILA, transport strike everyday ang eksena.”

      2) From your response about transport strike; didnt you notice if there is a transport strike, the traffic condition is light to moderate lang (mostly light).

      3) didnt you notice when you ride a public transportation vehicle how undisciplined the driver is and MMDA people are not doing their responsibility in apprehending them.

      try not to sleep while riding a public transportation vehicle so you’ll notice this. it will really open your eyes on the reality.

      4) There are a lot of people now that prefers riding MRT and LRT than riding a bus and/or jeep as takes a commuter a loooonnnggg time to reach their destination. Because that buses and jeeps are using the public road as their personal terminal.

      a lot of people now are buying motorcycles as it is faster and cheaper for them than riding a public transportation vehicle

      5) Think progress, THINK long term solutions. NOT what is easy for you.

      kagaya ng MMDA, wag mong isipin kung anong pang madalian or “BAND AID solution” (quoting one of the responders to this article).

      IF WE WILL HAVE MMDA OFFICIALS IMPLEMENT THE RULES ON THE ROAD AND START APPREHENDING VIOLATORS, THEN IT WILL EASE THE TRAFFIC AND ALL OF US (CAR OWNER, OR NOT) WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS.

      P.S. just in case you will say na may kotse ako… Yes, I have a car and I COMMUTE, AND I WANT OUR GOVT to THINK long term solutions.

      thank you and god bless the Philippines (especially, and mostly the MMDA)

    • jake says:

      Hindi ka ba nagbabasa o sadyang may masabi ka lang?

  9. jess says:

    another genius proposal ni tolengtinoy, kakampi yan ng mga car dealers, natuwa p ibida na tataas daw sales ng mga sasakyan sa bansa, gaganda n ekonomiya ng mga may pera, mapanupil talaga mmda….o sadyang mga bobo lang…bawasan bus at patinuin mga jeep drivers..! never ending story.

  10. chinitoguy30 says:

    The volume is not really the problem. Its our public transport system and DISCIPLINE. If we only have Singapore-like public transport system many would be encouraged to take MRTs, Buses or jeeps instead of buying a car.

  11. justin says:

    I wonder what this article has to do about technology. Last time I checked, this IS a tech blog site, correct?

    • Yes, it STILL is a tech blog site. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t write locally-relevant articles once in a while, especially if it has a significant impact on majority of our readers.

  12. Zayne says:

    It’s those effin BUSSES who take traffic to the next level especially sa Pagbaba mo ng buendia.

  13. benchmark says:

    wala man akong sasakyan, but I commute alot sa EDSA, and yes, those public transport really needs an overhaul. Disiplina talaga ang kelangan nila. Dagdagan mo pa ng kolorum.

    IMHO yung Bus A-B-C na yan, somewhat effective, the problem lang dyan eh sa umpisa lang strict, then after a month or two…wala na.

    Like those overpass walk ways of BF, sa umpisa, maraming pumupuna, yet nasanay na din mga tao, ayun, effective pala.

    Sanayin mo yang mga PUV drivers na yan, punahin man, masasanay din mga yan. And sympre, strict implementation ng batas lang.

  14. im_eart says:

    Please implent this ASAP.
    and next is to have a good public transpo
    para maraming magcocommute.

    • nap says:

      anu yun papaandar ka ng tren tapos walang riles?

      in my opinion dapat mo munang improve yung public transpo kahit papano bago ka magimplement ng ganito. Kasi kung hindi, dadami nga ang magcocommute, at the same time ba dadagdag ang tren ng mrt? Makakasakay ba sila sa siksikan na bus? ganu karami isasabit mo sa jeep? Di nga traffic, late ka pa rin sa trabaho, amuy usok/pawis ka pa. Hahaha

      Dapat bago ka magimplement ng policy, dapat meron ka munang pangsalo. And 40% is a really high number, beyond a statistical maximum I think. Parang kinompute lang na bawat isang may sasakyan, isa lang ang sasakyan. I may be wrong with this though haha. Anyway, sorry medyo may inis lang haha. I’m not totally against it but this would take years of planning before implementation I believe. Mageedsa rehab pa.

  15. nissan says:

    oh well time to get me my 3rd car. tsk tsk tsk

  16. jonski22 says:

    wala ako kotse..but i sympathize for those who have..and yung isa lang ang kotse….kayod marino para magkasasakyan..para maginhawa ang pagpasok or pagpunta kung saan..tapos hindi mo pala magagamit…kawawang pinoy…dapat kasi pinag-aaralan nang MMDA yung daloy nang trapik..kung saan ang choke point..yung exit area…

    masama pa nito..apektado rin yung public transport…so kung commute ka…asahan mo siksikan at bihirang byahe nang public transport..mas lalo ding dadami tao sa MRT/LRT…

  17. Reklamador says:

    Ang dami na naman magagaling mag comment. Ibalik na lang yun odd even para 50% ang bawas. Sama private at public vehicle… Bawal mag park sa lahat ng kalye. “No parking no standing” lalo na sa mga major road. Dapat kasi bawal magpatayo ng building o bahay na wala sariling garahe. Luluwag sigurado mga kalye pag nagawa mga yan… Kaya naman natin mag adjust kung gugustuhin natin.

  18. oyo says:

    Ang jeepneys, buses walang disiplina kahit saan at gitna ng kalsada nagsasakay, nag bababa ng pasahero. Buses, Trucks gumigitna sa kalsada bumabagal daloy ng trapiko. Provincial buses dumadagdag sa dami ng vehicles sa Manila, dapat terminal nila sa labas o malapit lang sa Manila. Ang mass transit(MRT/LRT)natin kakaunti dapat dagdagan. Ang law enforcers walang alam sa batas trapiko, tricycle, pedicab,kuliglig makikita mo sa mga national road bumabyahe.Single na motor kaliwat kanan kung lumulusot, sumasalubong headon sa pag-oovertake walang humuhuli. Try muna kaya nila ayusin ito baka di na kailangan ng number coding.

  19. Cindy says:

    kawawa talaga ang mamamayan kapag bobo ang mga nakaupo sa pwesto.
    Puro pahirap sa tao ang naiisip nila para lang masabi na nasolusyonan ang problema.
    Traffic: too many vehicles in too little/narrow roads.
    Stupid Solution: Number coding / prohibition in use of vehicles… (People’s taxes go to Corrupt Officials pocket)
    Wise Solution: Wider roads. Alternate roads. More and efficient Mass Transit System like MRT and LRT (People’s taxes go to proper use)

  20. Babyface says:

    kalokohan…Paano yung mga small business na iisa lang ang delivery vehicle or service? Un ngang isang araw lang na di makabyahe eh problema na un, dalawang araw pa kaya? Andun na ung volume ng vehicles na nasa kalsada pero no. 1 problem is walang disiplina ang mga bus, jeep at fx na kung huminto para magsakay wh animo hari na hihinto sa gitna ng kalsada. Kung itatabi nga nila minsan, nakalabas naman huling bahagi ng sasakyan, wala rin.

    Disiplina ang problema dyan at hindi un napapatupad ng maayos.

  21. haha says:

    yung mga nag aagree jan sa bagong patakaran MMDA un ang mga walang kotse….bili bili din kayo pag may tym para maranasan niyo ang nakakaboyset na coding na yan isang araw pa nga lang n coding nakakaboyset na lalo pa pagdadalawang araw ang coding. Go to hell MMDA!!!!! di namin kasalanan na magka traffic.

  22. JOE says:

    bad suggestion. there are so many low-hanging-fruit options which can be done, such as:

    – stricter implementation of loading / unloading schemes, traffic laws
    – promotion of “christmas lanes” while ensuring that cars who don’t have their own parking slot are NOT allowed to park along a publicly owned road
    – car pooling program (e.g. exemption from coding if a sedan has 4 passengers, etc.)

  23. 'em says:

    Pabor ako dito. Affected lang naman nito kasi yung mga isa lang ang kotse na hinuhulagan pa nila kaya nanghihinayang na di magamit.

    OR

    Magpatupad na 10-15 yrs lang ang duration ng pag gamit ng isang private vehicle para hindi tumatambak. Aminin natin na madami na din talagang private vehicles.

    Huwag lang natin i-push yung mga changes sa public transpo kasi hindi yun fair. Kailangan lahat tayo may part na isa-sacrifice para sa isang common goal na maging maayos ang bansa natin.

  24. Quacker says:

    Wow, so now people who can buy cars to avoid this will just not buy cars! They will gladly follow this scheme and take the already over-populated public transportation system! Ngayon mas matraffic na rin sa madaling araw dahil lahat tayo gustong maabutan ang window.

    Money-making scheme lang yan ng MMDA para mas maraming makahuling naka-coding dahil ang labo din ng number-to-day allocation. Hulihin niyo kaya yung mga jeep at bus sa EDSA na lumalabag sa traffic rules, esp. Guadalupe.

  25. babyface says:

    basta ang sagot lang dyan, stricter implementation of rules lalo na sa mga PUV, dahil pasimuno ng trapik yan.

    limitahan ang pag mamay ari ng maraming kotse, lalo na sa mga mayayaman na parang showroom ng kotse ang parking lot…haha

  26. commuter says:

    1 bus in edsa is equals to 2 cars that can occupy that space. 1 bus swerving to occupy 2 lanes in edsa is equals to 4 cars occupying that space. 1 bus swerving to occupy 3 lanes (eto laging nangyayari) is equals to 6 cars which should be occupying that space in edsa. Take out these buses and you free up that enough space to accomodate private vehicles. That is the reason kaya maluwag ang edsa tuwing may transport strike. Why can’t MMDA observe these realities? What happens to the road users tax that the government collects from motorists tapos di mo naman magamit yung vehicle mo? Babawasan ba ng government yung taxes natin if they implement this new scheme?

    • a wiser commuter says:

      Take out the buses? Let’s try to analyze that.

      One bus can hold around 40 to 50 passengers. An SUV can hold around 5 to 10. Sedan, maybe 4 or 5. But, in reality, ilan ang nakikita mo sa EDSA na SUV or sedan na puno? Usually driver lang, dalawang kasama. Now tell me, alin ang mas efficient?

      Disiplina ang kelangan. Better law enforcement, stricter laws (both traffic laws and franchising laws), and higher penalties pag lumubag. Wag puro drivers ang sisihin, operators should be responsible for their drivers and buses also.

      Pero para sa akin, more trains ang kelangan. The government should invest heavily on this, hindi lang inter-Metro, pero pati mga papunta sa mga probinsya. Sabi nga nung sa quote, “A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars, it’s where the rich use public transportation”. Hindi yung kada isang tao naka isang sasakyan. Eh di congested nga talaga mga kalsada nyan.

    • Smokescreen says:

      a wiser commuter  – Have you actually seen a bus having 40-50 passengers. I drive in EDSA everyday. It’s been years since I saw even an almost full bus. Average wise I say 10 to 20 at most passengers per bus ply EDSA.

  27. Adrian says:

    Yung mga FX may expiration age na, bawal na bumiyahe yung 13 years pataas.. sana sa BUS at Jeepneys ganun din patrapik na nga tapos dilapidated pa tsk tsk

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