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Modified number coding scheme in place by June 1

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will implement starting June 1 a modified number coding scheme in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Under the modified number coding scheme, a vehicle that is color-coded may use major roads provided it carries at least one passenger.

“Vehicles carrying more than one passenger, depending on the guidelines of the IATF-EID [Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases] on allowed passengers per type of vehicles, will be exempted from the existing number coding scheme. We want the motorists to maximize the use of private vehicles on the road,” MMDA general manager Jose Arturo Garcia said in a statement.

The modified number coding scheme was among items discussed during the virtual Metro Manila Council (MMC) meeting on May 26. Metro Manila mayors who make up the MMC, the governing and policy-making body of MMDA, approved its implementation when the GCQ in Metro Manila takes effect.

Metro Manila, Regions II, III, VIA-A and the provinces of Pangasinan, Albay, and Davao will be under GCQ while the remaining areas in the country will transition to modified GCQ (MGCQ) from June 1-15.

GCQ is a less restricted form of community quarantine than modified enhanced community quarantine. MGCQ, meanwhile, is a more relaxed version of GCQ and is the transition phase prior to the “new normal.”

Medical frontliners are exempted from the modified coding scheme and can use their coded-vehicles without the need for a passenger, according to Garcia.

“The MMDA understands the plight of the medical frontliners so we want to assist them during this challenging time. We hope that by exempting them from the modified number coding scheme, we are helping to provide ease and convenience to their daily transport,” Garcia said.

The number coding scheme has been suspended since March 13 as Luzon entered into a community quarantine to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease.


  1. Per 2nd paragraph po pwede 1 passenger (at least 1 pax). Pero per 3rd paragraph po dapat MORE than 1 passenger(more than 1 pax). Ano po ba ang totoo? 1 lang kasi passenger ko eh. Baka ako hulihin based on the 3rd paragraph.

    • On close and careful reading of the article, you will note that under the MODIFIED number coding scheme, if your car is COLOR-CODED on a certain day (say, a Tuesday), you may still use your car on that Tuesday EXCEPT you need to have AT LEAST 1 passenger (so this can also therefore mean 2 or 3 passengers) with you on that day (that’s YOU as the driver PLUS one (or 2 or 3) other passenger/s). You will be APPREHENDED if you go out on a color-coded day if you are the ONLY ONE in the car. You will NOT be apprehended if you have 1, or 2 or 3 passengers.

      Please call us if you are still confused by the regulation. We’d be happy to explain it to you.

    • Pano kaya yun? i have car na ginagamit ko pasok sa office going to muntinlupa, then taga makati ako, so ibig sabihan kailangan ko pa na maghanap ng passenger ko, eh lahat ng ka officemate ko malayo nman sakin.

  2. Hello Mam good morning
    Pede po bang gamitin ang car pag coding at this time po? Tulad ngaung friday
    Kasi zero ang last digit ko? Punta po kc ako poea from makati
    Thanks po


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