REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS|
TANGGAPAN NG PANGULO
Pangasiwaan sa Pagpapaunlad ng Kalakhang Maynila
(Metropolitan Manila Development Authority)
MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 03|
SERIES OF 2011
|IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINES OF THE UNIFIED VEHICULAR VOLUME REDUCTION PROGRAM (UVVRP) UNDER MMDA REGULATION 96-005, AS AMENDED|
Section 1. Purpose
This Memorandum Circular provides the guidelines and procedures for the uniform implementation of MMDA Regulation No. 96-005, as amended, entitled, "UNIFIED VEHICULAR VOLUME REDUCTION PROGRAM REGULATING THE OPERATION OF CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLES ON ALL ROADS IN METROPOLITAN MANILA", section 5 of which provides as follows:
Section 2. Coverage and Application
The Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) under MMDA Regulation No. 96-005, applies to all motor vehicles, both public and private, and prohibits the operations of same in all national, city and municipal roads of Metro Manila from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during corresponding days of the week, except on Saturdays, Sundays and Official Public Holidays, depending on the last digit of the vehicle's license plate as indicated herein below.
License plates include Vanity License Plates (VLP) and the Optional Motor Vehicle Special Plates (OMVSP) issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and, for the purpose of implementation of the UVVRP, the last numerical digit of the same shall determine the day the vehicle is covered by the UVVRP. Without prejudice to applicable LTO rules on the matter, the last digit of the unexpired and valid conduction stickers issued by the LTO to newly acquired vehicles shall be considered in the implementation of the UVVRP.
Section 3. Window Hours
Notwithstanding the provisions of the immediately preceding section, private vehicles covered by the UVVRP shall be allowed to use the roads within Metropolitan Manila during the window hours from 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. However, public utility vehicles shall not be allowed during the window hours.
Section 4. UVVRP Suspension
The UVVRP shall be automatically lifted of suspended upon issuance by the Office of the President of Metro Manila-wide memorandum circulars/directives suspending work and/or announcing non working holidays in view of bad weather, flooding, transport strikes, rallies and other natural and man-made calamities/events.
The Chairman, in cases of extreme urgency and necessity, may likewise suspend the UVVRP.
Section 5. Exemptions
The following are exempted from the UVVRP in accordance with Regulation No. 96-005, as amended:
Section 6. One-Day exemptions.
The Chairman may grant one-day exemptions from the UVVRP on a case-to-case basis and as may warranted by circumstances. Requests for such exemptions shall be made at least a day before the date the exemption is being asked.
Section 7. Additional Exemptions
The Chairman of MMDA may grant additional or limit/withdraw exemptions pursuant to existing regulations based on highly exceptional circumstances.
Section 8. Truck ban conduct passes
Pursuant to MMDA Regulation No. 98-006-A, truck ban conduct passes shall be granted to the following on a limited basis:
Section 9. Application for exemptions
The vehicles mentioned in Section 5 (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (i), (l) and (m) shall be automatically exempted from the UVVRP and need not be applied for exemptions
For regulation, administration and verification purposes, vehicles mentioned in Section 5 (g) [school buses and company shuttle vehicles], (h) [media vehicles], (j) [vehicles for perishable goods], (k) [medical practitioners], (n) [DOT Accredited tourism vehicles], and other vehicles wishing to avail of UVVRP exemptions are required to apply for exemptions.
Owners of the vehicles mentioned in the immediately preceding paragraph shall be required to submit an application letter and supporting documents including, but not limited to, the OR and CR of the vehicles being applied for exemptions, valid identification papers, justification for the application, employment certificate, valid franchise, business permits, accreditation papers and other documents necessary to support the application.
Section 10. Conditions and limitations
Those who will be issued exemptions from the UVVRP shall strictly comply with the conditions stated on the certificates. Violation of any of the conditions stated therein shall warrant immediate cancellation of the exemption.
Any provisions of this Circular notwithstanding, vehicle owners who will utilize the exemption certificates and conduct passes issued pursuant to this Circular shall not be allowed to use any portion of the Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA), except for extreme cases of emergency and necessity.
Section 11. Fees
Applicants for exemptions and conduct passes under this Circular shall pay the following filing and processing fees:
Section 12. Validity of exemptions
Exemptions shall be issued semi-annually. Applications for exemption approved during the first semester of the year shall be valid until June 30 while those approved during the second semester shall be valid up to December 31.
The MMDA shall issue Exemption Certificates to be signed by the Chairman. The original copy of the certificate with the corresponding original copy of the Official Receipt shall at all times be carried in the motor vehicle and shall be presented whenever required by traffic officials and enforcers.
Section 13. Repealing Clause
All previous memorandum circulars inconsistent with the foregoing are hereby modified, amended, or repealed accordingly.
Section 14. Separability Clause
If any part or provision of this Circular is held unconstitutional or invalid, other parts of provisions thereof which are not affected shall continue to remain in full force and effect.
Section 15. Effectivity
This Circular shall take effect on January 19, 2011.
(Sgd.) ATTY. FRANCIS N. TOLENTINO
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