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Wheel clamping in Antipolo

May 2017


Earlier this year, Antipolo City implemented an aggressive campaign against illegal on-street parking.  This policy was borne out of a new ordinance penalizing on-street parking that has been perceived as the cause of traffic congestion along many of the city’s roads. A more detailed description of the conditions or situations warranting wheel clamping may be found in the Antipolo City website.

The following photos were taken from the Antipolo City Government Facebook page:

The ordinance and its implementation by the city is very timely (some may say overdue) considering that many streets particularly in the city center is already clogged with vehicles parked on-street. In certain cases, there’s double parking; severely constricting traffic flow even along one-way streets. There are (as always) evidence of resistance but hopefully, the city’s resolve will overcome and improve the situation.

I think another thing that should be in Antipolo’s agenda that’s very much related to the problem of on-street parking is the requirement for off-street parking spaces as stipulated in the National Building Code. The Code actually prescribes for the minimum number of slots per building or development but it is the local government that is tasked to implement or enforce the provisions in the NBC. Going around Antipolo, one can observe that there are many establishments clearly in violation of the Building Code provisions. One major university, for example, along Sumulong Highway does not have enough spaces considering the vehicle trips it generates. This situation is compounded by the expansion of the school to include a hospital and the adjacent commercial development that conspicuously also appears to not have enough parking spaces. An LGU can actually have a policy for stricter minimum parking slots. Quezon City and Makati City have ordinances stating so but have had mixed results compared to the outcomes they probably thought about as desirable.

Of course the topic of minimum parking spaces is currently the subject of discussions in other, more progressive cities and countries, and particularly those with better developed public transport and more disciplined land development. While relevant to us here in the Philippines, it is a topic that is not yet ripe for serious discussions given the many concerns (i.e., violations, non-compliance issues) that still need to be addressed by LGUs like Antipolo City at present.


  1. Karen Brioso says:

    Good morning PO ..mgtatanong lng po ako about sa policy Ng wheel clamping?
    Nabasa ko Po sa page na to at nakita ko Yung sample ng mga dapat na iclamping. Asawa ko pong tricycle driver hinatid lng nya Yung anak ko sa trabaho ko sa fitness zone ..dahil Wala pa ko hndi nya maiwan Yung anak ko ..dahil dun hndi nya Po naiparada Ng maayos Wala sya sa kalsada me picture Po kame at kopya Ng CCTV saan PO ba kame pede mg complaint?

  2. Joyce V. Escorial says:

    what about the street (villa corazon subdivion Cupang Antipolo City) tago po ang street na to at d din po along d highway. Wala pong traffic kc sakop ng subdivision. May right din po ba na magclamped ang mga tauhan nio? Likoran ng aming bahay. Malayo s highway.

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