It seems that even in a rural town like Banaue, as in Manila, jeepneys are used for public transportation. There were several large jeepneys parked in a parking lot in the center of this town. And two boys were sitting on the bonnet chatting away.
There was another jeepney parked next to the one they were sitting on. For all intents and purposes, it is a jeepney that is driving around this country, yet it has a Mercedes Benz emblem on the front of the vehicle. Only the emblem seems to be from a famous German car manufacturer. Even in such a rural area, Mercedes-Benz seems to be a highly sought after brand.
Jeepneys, sometimes called simply jeeps, are buses and the most popular means of public transportation ubiquitous in the Philippines. They are known for their crowded seating and kitsch decorations, which have become a wide-spread symbol of Philippine culture and art. A Sarao jeepney was exhibited at the Philippine pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair as a national image for the Filipinos.
February 19, 2009
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