Dreading the return of the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP), aka the number coding scheme? Well, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has just announced that the modified number coding scheme will not be pushing through tomorrow, June 8.
According to MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago, the modified number coding scheme will not push through on June 8 due to the still-limited operations of public transportation. Pialago also added that the modified number coding scheme will be deferred until further notice.
The MMDA says that the modified number coding scheme is supposed to alleviate traffic in Metro Manila amid the General Community Quarantine (GCQ). At the same time, this modified scheme is also supposed to encourage carpooling. Any vehicle that has two or more passengers (including the driver) will be exempted from the modified UVVRP. All occupants inside of the vehicle must follow physical distancing measures, and all must be wearing face masks at all times.
In addition, medical front-liners such as doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel are also exempted from the modified number coding scheme. All authorized persons outside residences (APORs) are all exempted from the modified UVVRP based on the latest guidelines released by the IATF.
With no clear date yet to when the modified number coding scheme will be enforced in Metro Manila, motorists can drive throughout the National Capital Region hassle-free...unless you're in Makati of course.