The ‘Number Coding Scheme’ is part of the Department of Transportation’s traffic decongestion scheme which limits the use of private and public vehicles to travel on roads on weekdays. This specifically applies in Metro Manila since there are places where number coding is not observed such as in Marikina and in Muntinlupa City.
The vehicles banned from plying the roads on a particular day are determined by their plate’s ending number: 1-2 on Mondays, 3-4 on Tuesdays, 5-6 on Wednesdays, 7-8 on Thursdays and 9-0 on Fridays. However, number coding is suspended on Saturdays and Sundays.
Recently, Luis Manzano had posted a photo on his Instagram account involving an MMDA whom he admired for his honesty at work.
According to Manzano, that day, his driver forgot that their vehicle was banned from traveling along the roads of Metro Manila because of number coding.
Suddenly, an MMDA noticed their plate number and approached them. The MMDA asked for a driver’s license which his driver willingly surrendered as he was totally aware of his violation.
What caught the attention of Luis was the fact that the MMDA issued a ticket to them for their violation without insinuating the desire to extort money from them which, sadly, some MMDA personnel do.
Luis admired the honesty of the MMDA and decided to share it on social media.
“Nakalimutan ng driver ko na coding kami, good job kay sir MMDA, di humingi ng kahit ano or nagparamdam ng lagay. Good job sir.”
Meanwhile, MMDA considers increasing the amount of penalty by violators of number coding scheme to P1,000.