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Here’s your updated number-coding guide for the Holy Week

The MMDA has decided to extend the suspension, which excludes Makati City

As usual, Makati City isn’t included in the extended number-coding suspension. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

We know that many of us are heading out of Metro Manila to take a breather during the long Holy Week break. So, it is best we stay updated with our road decree to ensure a fast and worry-free drive.

To help in this exodus of motorists from the nation’s capital, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has shared an update about the suspension of the number-coding scheme.

Metro Manila (except Makati) will be coding-free from 10am of April 5 to April 10. GRAPHIC FROM MMDA

In a Facebook post, the agency announced that it is suspending the number-coding scheme in the latter half of Holy Wednesday (April 5). This means that after the morning schedule (from 7am to 10am), most roads in Metro Manila will be coding-free.

Number-coding for April 5 will still be enforced in Makati City. GRAPHIC FROM MY MAKATI

We say “most” because the Republic of Makati City will still enforce the coding scheme for the whole of Holy Wednesday. In a post on the My Makati page, the LGU announced that the number-coding scheme will only be suspended on April 6, 7 and 10. This is in observance of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Araw ng Kagitingan.

Be prepared to brace for traffic as everyone else leaves Metro Manila. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

The MMDA’s post added that the extended suspension of the scheme is aimed to let travelers, whose vehicles are banned on Wednesday, to freely move around. This should allow them to start heading out of the NCR much earlier.

So, if you haven’t left the city yet, make sure to plan your trips accordingly. Please drive carefully to your destination.

Red Santiago

A jack of all trades, Red is passionate about cars, motorcycles and audio. He sometimes drives for a ride-hailing app company—just because he really loves driving.