MANILA (UPDATE) – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has suspended the number coding scheme for Wednesday, as travelers leave for their respective destinations this Holy Week.
The MMDA, in its official Twitter account, said the cities of Makati and Las Piñas are not included in the suspension of the number coding scheme today.
The suspension of the number coding scheme, formally called the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program, took effect at 9 a.m.
"The lifting of the Number Coding Scheme is aimed to facilitate convenience and mobility of travelers for the Holy Week," the MMDA said in a statement.
The number coding scheme will be suspended on April 17 (Maundy Thursday) and April 18 (Good Friday) in the entire Metro Manila, the MMDA noted.
Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are considered regular holidays in the Philippines.
The MMDA earlier lifted the number coding scheme for provincial buses from April 16 until April 21 due to the expected influx of passengers traveling to their respective holiday destinations.