MMDA: Number coding remains suspended

February 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The number coding scheme will remain suspended despite the easing of quarantine restrictions and reopening of more businesses, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said yesterday.

MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos said the traffic reduction program would remain suspended until public transportation returns to normal.

“We want to help the riding public and make transportation easier for them,” Abalos said.

President Duterte is expected to announce this week if the general community quarantine classification for Metro Manila would be downgraded to modified GCQ.

Meanwhile, National Capital Region Police Office chief Maj. Gen. Vicente Danao said police would go around communities to ensure public compliance with COVID-19 health protocols.

Danao backed the easing of quarantine restrictions to help businesses recover from the pandemic.

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