Tags: departmental issuances, Metro Manila Development Authority REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS
TANGGAPAN NG PANGULO
Pangasiwaan sa Pagpapaunlad ng Kalakhang Maynila
(Metropolitan Manila Development Authority)
MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 04
SERIES OF 2010
REVISED GUIDELINES ON THE ISSUANCE OF EXEMPTIONS FROM THE UNIFIED VEHICULAR VOLUME REDUCTION PROGRAM (UVVRP) UNDER MMDA REGULATION NO. 96-005, AS AMENDED.
Section 1. The following guidelines are hereby issued pursuant to the provision of Section 5 of MMDA Regulation No. 96-005 as amended.
Section 2. The following are exempted from the UVVRP in accordance with Regulation No. 96-005, as amended:
a) Cargo trucks and other heavy vehicles, whether empty or loaded, as defined in Section 2 of MMC Ordinance No. 78-04, as amended, shall continue to be covered by MMDA Ordinance No. 5, series of 1994 governing truck ban.
b) Ambulance, firetrucks, police patrol cars, military vehicles, with permanent marking indicating the vehicles as such. Ambulance and firetrucks which are privately owned and properly marked as such shall likewise be exempted.
c) Vehicles commandeered by government directed by a person in authority or his agent / or by a medical practitioner for military relief or emergency purposes.
d) Vehicles carrying person/s needing immediate medical attention.
e) Diplomatic vehicles with Diplomatic plates.
f) Government vehicles with government plates or appropriate LTO stickers with permanent markings expressly showing the name of government agency or office, including those vehicles of Members of Congress with officially issued LTO protocol plates and being utilized in the performance of their functions.
g) Duly enfranchised school buses, including school buses with provisional authority by the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB), with appropriate LTO stickers and markings. Company buses/ shuttle service ferrying employees for free and with appropriate LTO stickers and markings are also exempted.
h) Official media vehicles with corresponding markings showing name/logo of the media firm and duly registered under the said firm as evidenced by valid registration papers. Privately owned vehicles being used by media personalities on official duties as attested by the concerned publisher / editor / station manager, are exempted provided that the written authority aforementioned is carried and ready for presentation upon request. A signboard, indicating the media establishment represented, shall likewise be conspicuously displayed on the vehicle.
i) MMDA accredited tow trucks provided that the accreditation papers must be carried and ready for presentation upon request.
j) Vehicles delivering perishable goods in commercial quantity.
k) Vehicles used by medical practitioners in an emergency.
l) Vehicles on a mission to carry relief goods to identified calamity or highly depressed areas.
Section 3. In addition to the foregoing, the following are also exempted from the UVVRP:
a) Motorcycles pursuant to MMDA Memorandum Circular No. 96-005B (1998).
b) DOT accredited tourism vehicles expressly marked as such.
c) Pending review of the Memorandum of Agreement dated July 15, 1996, members of the Integrated Metro Bus Operators, Provincial Bus Operators Association of the Philippines, and Southern Luzon Bus Operators Association are partly exempted in accordance with MMDA Memorandum dated July 22, 1996.
d) Pursuant to MMDA Regulation No. 98-006-A, conduct passes shall be granted to the following on a limited basis:
i. Heavy vehicles delivering petroleum products,
ii. Heavy vehicles undertaking international messaging services,
iii. Heavy vehicles utilized as garbage trucks,
iv. Emergency vehicles of power and water companies,
v. Heavy vehicles being utilized by the government in the construction of flagship projects as identified by the MMDA and subject to the issuance of a valid certification and trip pass by the government authority concerned such as the DPWH, DOTC, LGUs, PEA, at al.
vi. Heavy vehicles carrying perishable goods in commercial quantity.
Section 4. The Chairman of MMDA may grant additional temporary exemptions pursuant to existing regulations based on highly exceptional circumstances.
Section 5. Pursuant to this Memorandum Circular, except for vehicles mentioned under Section 2 (a), (b),(c),(d),(e),(f),(i),(l) and Section 3 (a), the MMDA shall issue exemption certificates and conduct passes in accordance with MMDA Regulation No. 96-005, as amended, MMDA Regulation 98-006-A, and MMDA Regulation 10-001.
Section 6. Exemption certificates which were previously issued but are no longer covered by exemptions enumerated under this circular are hereby revoked accordingly.
Section 7. All previous memorandum circulars inconsistent with foregoing are hereby modified, amended, or repealed accordingly.
Section 8. This Circular shall take effect on August 2, 2010.
Issued this ___ day of July 2010.
(Sgd.) ATTY. FRANCIS N. TOLENTINO
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