MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The iconic jeepney, the military-style mode of public transportation unique to the Philippines will soon be extinct.
The Department of Transportation will start implementing the Jeepney Modernization Program starting next month in two pilot areas — Metro Manila and Baguio City.
In Metro Manila, the dilapidated, smoke-belching jeepneys will be phased out and replaced by modern, evironmentally-friendly vehicles (see design above.) Some units will even feature airconditioning.
In Baguio City, the jeepneys will be replaced by gas-free units featuring bright-colored hair (see photo above.)
If successful, the program will be rolled out in other major cities and towns in the Philippines.
Oh what fun it is to ride…