Starting Monday, June 8, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will implement the modified unified vehicular volume reduction program (UVVRP) or the modified number coding scheme during the COVID-19 pandemic, as approved by the Metro Manila Council (MMC).
Based on MMDA Regulation 2020-001 series of 2020, the following vehicles are automatically exempted from the number coding scheme:
– all private vehicles provided that:
a) there are two or more passengers including the driver;
b) physical distancing is strictly observed; and
c) all passengers shall wear face masks.
– owner-driven or self-driven private motor vehicles of doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel. Further, all Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR), as specified on the latest guidelines of the IATF, are exempted.
Likewise, operators of transport network vehicle service (TNVS) are required to put a signage so they could easily be recognized as TNVS.
The regulation was unanimously approved by all the mayors of the seventeen local government units of Metro Manila during the last MMC meeting held on May 26, 2020 via video conference.