Number Coding Scheme in Baguio City

Similar to Metro Manila, Baguio City and the municipality of La Trinidad do have a Uniform Vehicular Volume Reduction Program or commonly known as number coding scheme.

In Baguio City, public and private utility vehicles including motorcycles are not allowed to pass through selected areas in the city from 7am to 7pm. These includes lower and upper Session Road, Burnham Park, City Market and places within the Central Business District.

In La Trinidad, the said vehicles are not allowed to pass the main road starting from Km.6(Strawberry Fields) going to Baguio .

If your plate number ends with the following number, your car is restricted to such prohibited areas.

1-2:Β Monday
3-4: Tuesday
5-6: Wednesday
7-8: Thursday
9-0: Friday

However, number coding scheme is suspended during important events such as Panagbenga Flower Festival, holidays, PMA alumni homecoming, summer season to accommodate influx of visitors to the city.

Penalty: Fine of 500 pesos

baguio coding scheme

For your reference, see: List of Holidays in the Philippines 2016

Where to claim if apprehended:

In Baguio City – To be claimed at the Traffic Management Branch (TMB) located near Banco De Oro (upper session road) and SM.

traffic management unit baguio city

Note: Before – City Treasurers Office: Now – Traffic Management Branch of PNP

In La Trinidad – To be claimed at the Treasurers Office located near the main entrance of the municipal hall.


  • Avoid passing through main roads from 7am to 8:30am, 11am to 12:30pm, and 5pm to 7pm.
  • If you are caught by an apprehending officer and issued you a yellow ticket after confiscation of your plate, go to the office of that officer and plead for your apprehension. Chances are, the officer might forgive you and avoid penalty. However, if the apprehending officer issued you a pink ticket, all you have to do is to pay the pay the fine. πŸ™‚

Number Coding is not a Joke

On September 30, 2014, while passing through a busy street in La Trinidad, I was caught by an apprehending officer because this scheme. I paid the penalty against my will. 500 pesos can do many things, so beware. πŸ™‚

receipt coding la trinidad

Routes/Roads to Avoid
Avoid passing through or entering inside the red mark if your plate number is under the prohibition. (click the image to enlarge) πŸ™‚

roads to avoid number coding

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32 thoughts on “Number Coding Scheme in Baguio City

    1. baguioboy Post author

      I think you are particularly referring to motorcycles in general. Whether its a car or a motorcycle, the same rules apply. Open pipe or any modification(tail light modification, loud blow horn) that affects the road safety is also prohibited. You are charged with separate penalty depending upon the nature of the offense. Most of the time the apprehending officer is lenient when it comes to this matter. Don’t be arrogant when apprehended, the officer might give you additional penalty. When driving in groups specially when most of you have modified motorcycles, its better to have a 50 to 100 meter gap between riders. Hope this may help. πŸ™‚

  1. baguioboy Post author


    December 24, 2014, Wednesday – Additional special non-working day (Special non-working day)
    December 25, 2014, Thursday – Christmas Day (Regular Holiday)
    December 26, 2014, Friday – Additional special non-working day (Special non-working day)
    December 30, 2014, Tuesday – Rizal Day (Regular Holiday)
    December 31, 2014, Wednesday – Last day of the year (Special non-working day)

    For more details:

  2. Mj Defensor

    We’ll be on baguio from April 26 to 28, since it’s already summer, will the number coding still be implemented? Thanks!

    1. baguioboy Post author

      There is no official statement by the the city mayor as of this time. However, No coding on April 26, check the last digit of your plate no. if the code falls on April 27 or 28. Most of the time, apprehending officers are lenient to tourists from lowlands.

  3. Garry Sablay

    Years back when my family visited Baguio nakapag request kami exemption for color coding sa Traffic and Land transportation as visitors. Please Reply for any information regarding exemption

    1. baguioboy Post author

      Maganda po yung ginawa nyo. Pwede parin hanggang ngayon, ang bagong office ng LTO ngaun ay malapit sa Pacdal circle at Wright Park. Also, request for an exemption at least a day before the coding πŸ™‚

  4. john ladio

    Hello admin bago lng aq dto.ask q lng kng pwd bang idaan ang motorcycle along harrison road via Magsaysay ave going to aalangan kc aq bka huliin aq along intersection malapit s hotel vines or maharlika

    1. baguioboy Post author

      ayos lang po nyo doon idaan ung motor sa ruta na binanggit nyo basta dala mo lang ang latest na or/cr baka kasi may biglang humarang na traffic enforcer. Ang bawal na ruta para sa motor ay ang session road. πŸ™‚

  5. touristmike

    newbie here. we are planning to visit sana on 1st week of march, mukha naman pong malabo na lifted and coding nyan, ask lang po ako kung paano kumuha ng EXEMPTION sa coding? ano po kelangan ko dalhin?

    1. baguioboy Post author

      Closing po ng Panagbenga sa first week of March, kaya suspended parin ang coding sa mga araw na iyon. πŸ™‚

  6. Junior_Champ

    Sir, since 1 week na lang before the Panagbenga, lifted na po ba coding starting tomorrow? Meron ba contact number na pwede ako maginquire? Thanks.
    Number coding – “2” Monday

    1. baguioboy Post author

      Ada coding diay sa La trinidad, diay baguio lang iti awan until 1st week of march. Sad to say, haan nga applicable iti exemption diay La Trindad. πŸ™

      1. Joan Japor

        sir, kailan po kaya start ng summer suspension? sa March 29 po kaya, after holy week, free to roam na? thank you!

        1. baguioboy Post author

          Usually from 1st week of April to May 31. Naka depende po sa official declaration ng mayor kung kailan mag sisimula. πŸ˜‰

    1. baguioboy Post author

      No need po ang official announcement by mayor para sa holy week kasi regular holiday naman po. Sa special holiday at important events lang po ang kailangan ng announcement. πŸ˜‰

  7. John

    Hi Good Day, May question po ako tungkol sa Map na pinost ninyo. Yung from Dizon Street to 7 – Eleven ee yan ung Bokawkan/Buyagan Road diba? Meron din pala dyang coding? Yung sa may 7-eleven if I am not mistaken is Naguillan/Baguio-Bauang Road? I hope na may response po kau sa tanong ko. Thanks po πŸ™‚

    1. baguioboy Post author

      Tama po lahat ng sinabi nyo. Madalas maraming Pulis dian sa may 7 eleven(Naguilian-Bokawkan junction) malapit sa main office ng PLDT. πŸ™‚

  8. Ogie

    Hi, u have mentioned 3 sets of timeframe na pwede dumaan sa specified roads kapag coding. Let’s say at around 8:31am dadaan kmi ng Burnham park pwede ba un? Thanks

    1. baguioboy Post author

      You can pass from 9to10AM and 12:30to3PM subject to your own risk. Hindi na kasi rush hour sa ganitong oras. πŸ™‚


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