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Vehicles transporting relief supplies for Yolanda victims exempted from number coding

/ 05:11 PM November 18, 2013

Food trucks wait in a long line of vehicles carrying relief to Samar and Leyte provinces. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–Vehicles being used to deliver relief goods and other materials to relief packing centers for victims of super typhoon Yolanda are exempted from truck ban and Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or number coding until the end of the month.

Corazon Jimenez, MMDA general manager, said the exemption covers trucks and other heavy vehicles being used to transport relief goods to three identified relief repacking centers, namely the Ninoy Aquino Stadium, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) relief station located on NAIA Road, Pasay City, and Air 21 Warehouse on Old MIA Road, Barangay (village) Vitalez, Paranaque City.

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Jimenez said the exemption, based on a memorandum signed by MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino, would help in the faster delivery of much needed relief goods in areas worst hit by the super typhoon.

MMDA-Metrobase said the rule started last November 15 and will run until the end of the month.

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For quick identification, the MMDA said vehicles can post a note on their windshields to declare that they are carrying relief items.

The modified truck ban policy is implemented from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily except Sundays and holidays.

UVVRP, on the other hand, bans vehicles from traveling in major thoroughfares depending on the last digit of their license plates.

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