In case you’re wondering, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) number coding scheme remains suspended “until further notice”.
The MMDA made this clarification on its verified Facebook page Wednesday night, June 16, as the National Capital Region (NCR) or Metro Manila eased its lockdown status to a general community quarantine (GCQ) “with some restrictions”.
“Pinapayagan ang pagbiyahe para sa essential goods at pagpasok sa mga establishments o aktibidad na pinayagang ng IATF [Inter-Agency Task Force] magbukas o mag-operate (The transportation of essential goods is allowed, as well as the patronage of establishments or activities that have been allowed by the IATF),” the agency’s advisory read.
Authorities use the number coding scheme to lessen vehicle volume on roads, especially since traffic was a perennial problem in the metropolis before the emergence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) scourge.
“Habang ipinapairal ang GCQ, sundin ang mga public health protocols upang mapangalagaan ang sarili, pamilya at ang iyong komunidad laban sa COVID-19 (While the GCQ is in effect, let us follow the public health protocols in order to protect ourselves, our families, and our community from COVID-19),” the advisory further read.
The current GCQ status will last from June 16 to June 30, 2021.