MMDA Retains Exemption of PWDs from Vehicular Coding

September 6, 2010

As requested by NCDA, MMDA Secretary Atty. Francis N. Tolentino retained the exemption of motorists with disabilities from vehicular coding known as the UVVRP or “Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program”. UVVRP is MMDA’s move to decrease the volume of motorists for better traffic management in Metro Manila.

With inadequate accessible transport system, this development will greatly boost the mobility of persons with disabilities in the National Capital Region, to get to their places of work and other destinations. The Council notes that this could well be MMDA’s pitch to support Articles 9, 19 and 20 of the “UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”(CRPD) ratified by the country last April 15, 2008, Articles ,19 and 20.

Requiring in Securing the Exemption of PWDs from the UVVRP/Number Coding Scheme are as follows:

1. PWD request letter explaining the exemption. In case the vehicles is not registered in the PWD’s name, please indicate in the letter that it is registered under the name of your parents/guardian;

Address the letter to Atty. Francis N. Tolentino
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
MMDA Building, EDSA corner Orense Street
Guadalupe, Makati City

Contact Nos.: 882-2626; 882-0854; 882-0893; 882-0871

2. Medical Certificate; and
3. O.R. C. R.

7 Responses to “MMDA Retains Exemption of PWDs from Vehicular Coding”

  1. mike jose on September 15th, 2010 6:43 am

    in the latest UN conference for PWDS, one of the items that was discussed and agreed upon is the need for awareness by governments to the needs of PWDs and one of the main topics was mobility enhancement. the following comment below is exactly how the government should address this concern.

    i recently applied for and secured an exemption to the UVVRP from MMDA but was surprised to find out that the exemption costs P300.00 every three (3) months. i find it quite expensive and bothersome that PWDs specially those who are permanently disabled are required to secure a quarterly exemption and at such an amount.

    i hope the NCDA will find the time to make representations with MMDA to extend the exemption period to at least a yearly permit and at a lower cost. if you will notice many PWDs are just relying on family and / or friends to assist them with their mobility needs. having to pay P1,200.00 a year and having someone go to MMDA twice each time you renew your permit and four times a year, (first to file the application and second to get the exemption) is time consuming and another burden on the PWDs or their caregivers / guardians. as it is, many PWDs are economically challenged already and such an amount is another burden on their part.

    also, the following are the requirements for securing such exemption:

    1. a letter from the PWD or their caregiver/guardians requesting for the exemption based on the condition of the person with disability
    2. a copy of your PWD ID card
    3. in the absence of your PWD ID, a doctor’s certificate indicating your disability (indicating permanent or for a certain period of time only)
    4. OR and CR of the vehicle being requested for the exemption
    5. if the vehicle is not owned by the PWD, a letter by the owner that authorizes the PWD to use such vehicle and to apply for such an exemption

    i certainly hope that the NCDA will be able to address this. thank you

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    Hector Ag Mendoza Reply:

    @mike jose, I agree with your concern. Hindi pa aq member ng PWD, pero planning to visit their office. Malayo lang ang place q sa office ng NCDA.Is akong farmer sa Quezon Prov. pero problematic pag coding day ang hinihiram kung car. Sana may sticker ang MMDA na ibigay sa PWD cars(Kung wala pa) para sa parking sa malls o kahit saan na parking area na may karatulang for PWD only ay di maagawan ngmalalakas at walang kapansanan. Mabuhay ka.

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  2. JESS CAJUCOM on September 13th, 2011 4:29 pm

    It would be mostly appreciated if Pwds would be spared of all the hassles of submitting any requirements in order to secure exemptions from the color coding scheme. Pwds driving a motor vehicle should outrightly be exempted from this scheme so long as he or she can present a valid and unexpired Driver’s licensed Identification Card issued by the Land Transportation Commission. Please make this exemption for the Pwds easier to avail of, if indeed you woud like to be of HELP . Thank you and GOD BLESS!

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    jill Reply:


    I totally agree – 100% with your comment Mr. Jess. Being partially abled is hard enough WHY NOT SPARE US the hassle to go through all the requirements? A valid driver’s license and PWD card should suffice to exempt PWDs from the number coding scheme.

    Thank you.

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  3. Rose Muncal on September 22nd, 2015 3:37 pm

    Can I send thru email the requirements gor exemptions of PWD from coding?


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  4. jill on September 17th, 2016 11:48 am

    I wonder why Mercury Drug is still NOT implementing VAT exempt for PWDs? McDonald’s and Jollibee have been exempting PWDs from VAT, why not Mercury Drug? I have written to NCDA (2x) via email several months ago regarding this concern but have not received any feedback.

    I hope you can look into this matter. Is Mercury Drug exempted from exempting PWD from VAT? Just asking….and please reply and act on it. Thanks!

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  5. Carmela on May 12th, 2017 12:26 pm

    Does this rule still apply ? Should the pwd bring his/her ID in order to be exempted from the number coding ?

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