After much deliberation on how to handle the status of doctors and medical practitioners after the number-coding scheme or the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) was expanded, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has finally made a decision.

Instead of the previous proposal of asking for an endorsement or validation from the hospital the healthcare employee is working for, doctors and medical practitioners now need only to present an updated and valid Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) identification cards when they are flagged down for violating the number-coding scheme.

This will make the process much quicker in order to allow health care professionals to carry on and continue to their destination.

"We are optimistic that this new rule will not be abused by doctors and that they will be conscientious in using this privilege," said MMDA General Manager Thomas Orbos.