The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) lifted the number coding scheme for public utility vehicles on Monday, February. 27, the state run television posted on Twitter on Sunday, February 26.
“Due to the scheduled transport strike tomorrow, the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program or number coding scheme is lifted for Public Utility Vehicle (PUVs) ONLY,” the MMDA said on Twitter.
The suspension of number coding for PUVs is only for those who will not take part in the strike, a radio report clarified.
On Feb. 27, transport groups will hold a nationwide strike again in protest of the government’s plan to phaseout old passenger jeepneys.
Driver and operators in Metro Manila and 12 other provinces are expected to participate in the second the strike on Monday.
Last Feb. 6, the group already conducted the strike which affected parts of Metro Manila.