Number coding scheme to stay on Nov.13-15

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 09 2017 04:11 PM

MANILA- The number coding scheme for vehicles will not be lifted on Nov. 13-15 even as those days have been declared as non-working days, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said.

MMDA Asst. Gen. Manager Jojo Garcia said the government has suspended work and classes on the said dates to clear roads that will be used during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit here in Manila.

The Philippines will play host to the regional bloc's summit next week which will be held in Manila and Clark, Pampanga.

Garcia added that convoys of state leaders, and ASEAN delegates will be given priority to use roads near the venues of the summit. MMDA discourages the public from going to malls near the venue of the summit to lessen traffic.

Around 60,000 personnel from different government agencies are tasked to secure the regional bloc's meeting.

- report from Doris Bigornia, ABS-CBN News