All You Need to Know About the Number Coding Scheme Under the New Normal

Everything is starting to look and feel like the old normal, huh? Everyone’s (well, almost!) back in the office, commuters are once again running after buses and jeepneys to get to their destination on time, and students will soon be attending face-to-face classes in schools. The only difference, really, is that we are still donningContinue reading “All You Need to Know About the Number Coding Scheme Under the New Normal”

Number Coding Scheme Starts Today

After more than a year, the number coding scheme will be re-implemented in Metro Manila under the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP). Number coding was indefinitely suspended in March 2020 when the pandemic hit our country and Metro Manila was under hard lockdown for many months. Is this good news? Let’s see. Unlike inContinue reading “Number Coding Scheme Starts Today”

60kph Speed Limit On Edsa: Yes or No?

Mayors of Metro Manila have set the speed limit to 60 kilometers per hour on main thoroughfares in the National Capital Region.  This applies to all types of vehicles, except buses and trucks.  Currently, the maximum allowable speed on national roads is 80kph.  According to the MMDA, the speed limit is being implemented as aContinue reading “60kph Speed Limit On Edsa: Yes or No?”

What We Need: Earthquake Drills for Drivers

For three years now, the government has been hosting earthquake drills all over the country to spread awareness and encourage defensive responses in the event of an earthquake.  The drill is headed by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC) and this year, it will be held at the Strike Gymnasium in BacoorContinue reading “What We Need: Earthquake Drills for Drivers”

Anti-Distracted Driving Act in the Philippines: Ready, Set, Go!

In August of last year, we featured the details of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act and got various reactions from our readers.  Less than a year later, it will finally be enforced in all areas in the Philippines! On Thursday, May 18, 2017, private and public utility drivers will no longer be allowed to use mobileContinue reading “Anti-Distracted Driving Act in the Philippines: Ready, Set, Go!”

3-Digit Number Coding Scheme for the Holidays: Agree or Disagree?

Back in October, a proposal to have students’ Christmas breaks be declared earlier than usual to help ease traffic congestion was raised.  The proposal was met with criticisms because it posed a negative impact on school calendars and significant activities such as periodical examinations and graduation ceremonies. This week, a new proposal to address trafficContinue reading “3-Digit Number Coding Scheme for the Holidays: Agree or Disagree?”

No More ‘Window Hours’ Under the Number Coding Scheme

If your car’s plate number is on ‘coding’, you will have to wait until after 7:00PM before you can start driving down Metro Manila roads.  There will no longer be any ‘window hours’ between 10:00AM to 3:00PM, beginning October 25, 2016 that is. According to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), this is one ofContinue reading “No More ‘Window Hours’ Under the Number Coding Scheme”

Something to Look Forward to: Early Christmas Break for Schools to Ease Traffic in Metro Manila

While Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, it is also considered as the season when traffic is at its worst in Metro Manila.  The ‘ber’ months not only usher in cooler weather, it also seem to double the number of commuters traversing the whole stretch of Edsa looking for great dealsContinue reading “Something to Look Forward to: Early Christmas Break for Schools to Ease Traffic in Metro Manila”