Two months ago, the MMDA announced that the number coding scheme will be suspended indefinitely in Metro Manila. In the Bacoor City, Cavite however, things are a little different. Earlier today, May 19, the said scheme will be put back in place effective immediately.
According to the city government, this is a directive of the governor Jonvic Remulla to the province of Cavite's Road Safety Division. Unlike the coding scheme seen in most parts of Metro Manila, Bacoor City does have a window to allow motorists to travel at designated times. The rest of the rules, meanwhile, are similar to those in the National Capital Region.
Coding is enforced within the City of Bacoor from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM, and 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. That leaves a window of five hours (10:00 AM to 3:00 PM) for those who will have to travel around the city. Those with number plates ending 1 and 2 are not allowed to travel within the coding hours every Monday. Motorists with 3 and 4 at the end of their license plates won't be allowed out every Tuesday. It's 5 and 6 for Wednesdays, 7 and 8 for Thursdays, and 9 and 0 every Friday. The number coding scheme is not in effect during weekends.
However, there is an exemption from Bacoor's number coding scheme. According to the city's local government, those who reside within the city will not be apprehended by the Bacoor Traffic Management Department (BTMD). This is due to the clustering scheme that sees local residents with scheduled days wherein they may be allowed to go out and buy essentials. This suggests that the number coding scheme applies to non-residents of Bacoor City.
The Bacoor City government recognizes that it will be more difficult for their residents if their schedule to buy goods falls under their coding day. At the time of writing, the city is under MECQ or Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine. With the coding scheme in place, this might lessen the number of vehicles plying their streets, which will also help in reducing the chances of COVID-19 spreading in Bacoor and Cavite itself.