Metro Manila number coding suspended April 17-22

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) suspended number coding for select days during and after Holy Week.

In a Facebook post on Monday, April 15, MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim announced there would be no number coding on the following days:

"The suspension of the number coding is to ensure that there is enough public utility vehicles to serve commuters heading to their respective provinces and allow motorists to use their vehicles going to their destinations up to their return to Metro Manila after the Lenten break," the MMDA said in a statement.

The number coding will resume on Tuesday, April 23.

The number coding scheme is regularly implemented in Metro Manila on weekdays to reduce traffic congestion. It prohibits vehicles from major roads based on the final digit of their license plate. (READ: Traffic advisory for Holy Week 2019– Rappler.com