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MMDA announces return of number-coding tomorrow

While the transportation strike continues

Even if jeepneys and buses disappeared from the roads, traffic would still be bad. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has announced that the Expanded Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (or number-coding scheme) will be in effect starting tomorrow, March 7.

Today marked the start of the transport strike in protest of the PUV Modernization Program. In response, the MMDA suspended the number-coding scheme.

While the near-absence of jeepneys on the road is a big problem for commuters, what benefit was there in lifting number-coding when only a small minority actually own private vehicles?

Leandro Mangubat

Leandro is our staff writer. Although having a background in mechanical engineering, he enjoys photography and writing more.