San Juan to Makati

Does UVVRP Apply to Tagaytay?

Posted in Tagaytay,Tagaytay,traffic by yangiwei on October 29, 2010



Rico of MMDA told me that the Number Coding Scheme will start at Coastal Road or Makati.



Discovery or Taal Vista?

Tagaytay City Philippines

EFY wants to know if UVVRP or the Unified Vehicle Volume Reduction Program is applicable in Tagaytay.  He plans to leave Tagaytay at 5 pm so that he’ll hit Metro Manila by 7 pm.  He plans to use the new car because of the distance, for safety.

Then 5 pm sounds early to me.  CYdA told me that coding should apply starting Muntinlupa.


Rico confirmed that if Alabang is the exit, that the entry into Number Coding zone is Makati.



The MMDA trunkline numbers are 882-4151 to 77.  I couldn’t get through 51 to 54.  I got through 55, and spoke with a Rico, who confirmed that the September 9 update on the Metro Manila Development Authority site was the latest.

I had to say ‘UVRP‘ [sic] and ‘coding‘ a few times to Apple Ilano before she understood what I was saying.  She seemed to find my question amusing.  I guess I would, too, if I worked in Tagaytay.

C said, why implement a number coding scheme in Tagaytay when there’s not much traffic?  But isn’t it ma-trafik na ren?


Will text MMDA next time I have a question.



This text photo is so cool.



Discovery or Taal Vista?

Posted in accommodations,Luzon,Tagaytay,travel by yangiwei on October 22, 2010

Does Tagaytay Highlands prioritize wedding planners kaya?

Raymart and Claudine’s Dream Wedding at Tagaytay Highlands: Wedding  in the Sky

I emailed Apple Ilano of Tagaytay Highlands the other day.  Also tried to call her but she was on the other line.  The guy I spoke with said that she was the only person who could help me, and that she would call me back the next morning, yesterday.  Ms. Gemma told me that she would follow up with Ms. Ilano.

My friend told me yesterday that I should say goodbye to Tagaytay Highlands.

I asked her to recommend the nearest hotel that was easy to navigate, from Tagaytay Highlands.  It had to be a hotel where someone she knows has stayed in.

I emailed Discovery using an email address that I saw in a blog that I closed after a virus alert popped up.

After consulting an online map, she suggested Discovery Suites, about 12 kms. from Highlands, or Taal Vista, about 2 kms. further.  She said that all three were on the same side of the rotonda.

Our Awesome Planet: Discover Verbena @ Discovery Suites, Tagaytay

A funny thing happened when my friend and I clicked on the same Discovery link yesterday.  The rates she saw were different from the rates that I saw.

Belle View or Woodlands?

Posted in Luzon,Tagaytay by yangiwei on October 20, 2010

Which one is nearer the Midlands Veranda, Belle View or Woodlands?

Thanks to Meg Koh, for recommending either Belle View or Woodlands.  Which one looks better to you?

I prefer Belle View, because of the 180-degree view of Taal Lake-Volcano-Mts. Makiling and Arayat, and the scenic elevator.  Don’t know how ASUY would feel about the scenic elevator.  She avoids elevators.

Hernandez condo in Tagaytay Highlands

The Belle View page mentions bridges, which the Woodlands page doesn’t.  To me that sounds that Belle View is farther from the ‘crime scene,’ ‘malayo sa putukan.’

Since ASUY doesn't like elevators, and Woodlands seem to be made of houses, maybe Woodlands is more suitable for ASUY.

I emailed Gemma to ask her for Ms. Apple Ilano‘s email address, as I might be out during the day and early evening.

Incidentally, I’m surprised with the informality of email coming from high-end places like Tagaytay HighlandsGemma used ”coz,’ for one.

Parents have said that texting encourages ‘poor’ (Linguists do not judge language, just distinguish between native speaker and not.) English.  I always thought that different age and other groups have different languages, that it’s ok for teens, for example, to communicate in textspeak as long as they ‘talk’ in a different way with other people.  But it seems that someone who works in Tagaytay Highlands, for example, can’t distinguish between texting with friends and emailing a client.

Emailed Gemma my questions.