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Makati suspends number-coding for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday

It should be easier for Makatizens to leave the city for the Holy Week

People living in Makati can now breathe easier if they have a destination to head to this weekend. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

Yesterday, we shared that the MMDA had suspended the number-coding scheme starting today (April 12) for the Holy Week, except for Makati City.

Well, here’s a bit of good news for people living in Makati: According to this Facebook post by MyMakati, the number-coding scheme will be lifted on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday (April 14-15) to give way to those going out of town during the Holy Week.

Unfortunately, this means that vehicles with plates ending in 3-4 and 5-6 will not be allowed to enter Makati today and tomorrow, respectively. But vehicles passing through Makati via EDSA will not be apprehended. So for those coming from other cities where coding is not in effect, plan your trips carefully.

Coding will resume on April 18 (Monday), so there’s plenty of time for people living in Makati to get out and about this Lent. While this may not be as good as MMDA’s declaration of having almost a whole week of no number-coding, we’ll take what we can.

Sam Surla

Sam is the youngest member of our editorial team. And he is our managing editor (believe it or not). He specializes in photography and videography, but he also happens to like writing about cars a lot.