Makati City resumes implementation of modified number coding scheme

Updated May 18, 2021 | Same topic: Latest Traffic Updates

Vehicles with two or more people on board will not be apprehended.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) shared that the number coding scheme is still suspended until further notice.

MMDA Advisory Number Coding

An advisory from MMDA

As the NCR Plus has now reverted to a general community quarantine (GCQ) with so-called ‘heightened restrictions’, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reminded motorists that the number coding scheme is still suspended until further notice.

The suspension of the number coding scheme has been implemented ever since the announcement of the first lockdown in the country last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This initiative is adopted to enable Filipinos to use the roads freely especially for frontliners who are mostly on-call during these trying times.

Makati City number coding

Makati City resumes the modified number coding scheme

However, the city of Makati has resumed implementing its modified number coding scheme since the reintroduction of the GCQ last May 15. Makati City’s modified number coding has few exemptions which you can the full list below as per MyMakati Facebook page:

  • 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
  • Official media vehicles with markings expressly showing their company while in official use
  • Tow trucks duty 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 modified number coding in Makati City also exempts vehicles with two or more individuals on board as the local government unit encourages carpooling. Of note, the modified number coding scheme in Makati City is suspended on weekends and holidays.

Makati Ayala Avenue

Be mindful when traversing through Makati [Photo: Patrick Roque]

In line with this, the MMDA also announced the resumption of the truck ban around the capital, with a total truck ban along EDSA. From Monday to Saturday, the truck ban hours are implemented from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Trucks carrying perishable and agricultural foodstuffs are exempted from the ban.

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Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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