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Pros and Cons: Jeepney Edition

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| June 19, 2017

Pros and Cons:

Jeepney Edition

By Desiree Pore

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Jeepneys have been a part of our culture since time immemorial; it is the one  cultural symbol that represents our heritage to foreigners visiting the land. But in recent years it has faced problems, the most common is the topic of phasing out old jeepneys in favor of new ones.

With the issue about phasing out the most common means of transportation in the metro, people are divided with their opinions; some are for it and some are against it. Here we list down what makes people want to keep or ditch jeepneys for good.

Jeepneys are Lowkey Artworks

Ever seen a jeepney with angels painted on its body? What about the likes of Batman and Superman? Jeepneys are known to have heavily painted artworks that cause sightly distraction for drivers and riders alike.

 

Cheapest Fare

What other mode of mass transportation can get you around the city with paying just 8 pesos? Only jeepneys can.

 

Jeepneys require you to be Friendly

Via Remate

Ate, pwede paabot?” is the most common question that can be heard when riding the jeepney. You don’t have any option but to pass the fare to the driver when you’re nearest to him.

 

Jeepneys represent Filipinos

At the end of the day jeepneys are what Filipinos are known for; it’s deeply rooted within us and replacing it with something modern will take away one part of our being as Filipinos.

Having said these….