Number Coding Scheme: A Guide to Metro Manila Motorists
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  • February 6, 2012

Number Coding Scheme (formerly color coding scheme) was implemented in Metro Manila to reduce the volume of vehicles on the road however each city has their own version that makes motorists confused and I am one of them.

I have gathered the information of Number Coding Scheme (April 2011) but will need a confirmation from MMDA to ensure that everything I posted are correct.

Number Coding Scheme:

  • 1 & 2: Monday
  • 3 & 4: Tuesday
  • 5 & 6: Wednesday
  • 7 & 8: Thursday
  • 9 & 0: Friday

No Window Hours

(Number Coding effective from 7am to 7pm)

  • Las Pinas
  • Malabon
  • Makati

With Window Hours

(No Number Coding effective from 10am to 3pm)

  • Caloocan City
  • Mandaluyong City
  • Manila
  • Navotas
  • Pasay City (exceptions: Ninoy Aquino Avenue, MIA Road, Domestic Road, Portions of Airport Road, Sales Road, Tramo and portions of Buendia)
  • Pasig City
  • Pateros
  • Quezon City
  • San Juan
  • Valenzuela

No Number Coding

(Motorists are free to roam around these areas)

  • Marikina
  • Muntinlupa
  • Paranaque
  • Taguig
  • EDSA, C5, Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Avenue, Roxas Blvd (Pasay), all other National, City, and Municipal Roads



If you get caught, your driver’s license will be confiscated and a traffic violation ticket will be issued with a minimum of Php 300 to be paid in redemption center.

In case your car does not have plate number yet, traffic enforcers will be basing your coding day on the conduction sticker located at the back of your car.

Should you think the information I posted is not updated, please contact me so I could make amendments as quick as possible.

For more information you can contact the MMDA Metrobase at 882-4151 to 77 local 213 and 255 or the MMDA hotline 136 or for traffic guide you can follow their tweets at www.twitter.com/MMDA

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