MMDA Suspends Modified Number Coding Scheme Indefinitely

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced this Sunday that their proposed modified number coding scheme will not be implemented on June 8, as previously announced. It will be suspended until further notice.

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In their statement, they explain that the suspension is “due to limited operations of public transportation in Metro Manila” and for “public mobility to continue and assist the motorists, particularly those reporting for work.”

MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago explained: “Sa ngayon ho hindi muna ii-implement ang modified number coding scheme bukas, until further notice.” 

[For now, we will not implement the modified number coding scheme tomorrow, until further notice.]

“Marami pa rin po tayong mga kababayan na nahihirapang sumakay under GCQ…ayaw po muna nating bigyan ng dagdag isipin ang mga motorista, kasabay po nito ang pagkumpleto ng DOTr and LTFRB ng mga ruta na nangangailangan pa ng mga buses para ho sa mga stranded passengers,” she added.

[A lot of people are still having a hard time getting to their destinations under the GCQ…we don’t want motorists to add this to their burden, alongside the ongoing deployment of buses by the DOTr and the LTFRB to ferry stranded passengers.]

The number coding will continue to be suspended next week.

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