Number coding suspended


MANILA, Philippines—Number coding in Metro Manila has been lifted amid an influx of holidaymakers during the Christmas season, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MDMA) said.

Its Twitter page said that MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino has ordered the lifting of the number coding scheme starting 1 p.m. Friday “to facilitate convenience and mobility of travelers in preparation for Christmas Day.”

This, however, doesn’t include the cities of Makati and Las Piñas, it said.

Under the scheme, vehicles with plate numbers ending in 9 and 0 are not allowed on major thoroughfares from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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  • Den

    I called up MAPSA to ask if they are not suspending the number coding scheme in Makati to allow people to go home early. The irate woman on the other end of the line retorted that they will not suspend because there are a lot of vehicles on the street. I looked out the window from my office and see only vehicles breezing through light traffic. Makati is so full of itself it could not even let people be with their familes earlier.

  • salesforce

    this is crazy…why doesnt it apply to makati and las pinas….what arrogance these two cities have to not agree with MMDA and give some convenience to the driving public…!!@!!

  • salesforce

    This is crazy.  Why cant Makati and Las Pinas agree with MMDA.  What arrogance these two city officials have !!@!

    • JamesBond2

      salesforce : I also don’t understand why they do that.  Perhaps the MMDA should find out and explain or the Mayors of those cities should explain.

      Yes, its crazy.  The rules are not uniform and the tendency is not to be aware of it or forget about it and so “huli driver”.  Ang lagay eh.


  • Den

    maybe the enforcers on the streets requested for it, so they can have a field day flagging down hapless motorists who wants to be home early. the lady was insisting Ayala avenue is choked with vehicles when it is almost deserted! Scrooges!

    • INQ_reader

      Malapit na kasi ang Noche Buena…bwah-ha-ha!!!

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