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Number coding resumes in Makati starting May 15 under GCQ

The modified number coding scheme will be implemented in Makati City under the general community quarantine (GCQ) starting May 15, excluding weekends and holidays, the city government said.

Exempted from the scheme are vehicles with two or more people.

The following vehicles are also exempted from the modified number coding scheme, as stated in Section 138 of the Makati Traffic Code:

  • motorcycles
  • ambulance, fire trucks, police patrol, military vehicles on official functions
  • diplomatic vehicles with diplomatic plates
  • government vehicles with government plates or appropriate LTO stickers or marking expressly showing the name of the agency or office while in official use
  • official media vehicles with markings expressly showing their company while in official use
  • tow trucks duly accredited by the City of Makati
  • vehicles used by medical practitioners in an emergency
  • vehicles with Senior Citizen Blu Card holders as drivers or passengers


The number coding scheme in the rest of Metro Manila however will remain suspended, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Friday.


Meanwhile, the truck ban on major thoroughfares in the National Capital Region will resume starting Monday, May 17, the MMDA announced Friday.

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday night placed Metro Manila and nearby provinces Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna or the National Capital Region Plus under GCQ "with heightened restrictions" from May 15 until May 31, 2021. —KG, GMA News