QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Coinciding with the supposed week-long, nationwide jeepney strike to protest the government’s Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program, The Adobo Chronicles conducted a preference survey among Filipinos.
The unscientific poll asked respondents which they preferred: the old, dilapidated jeepney, or the modern, minibus-like jeepney.
Overwhelmingly, Pinoys chose the modern jeepney, registering 80% of responses, compared to 20% favoring the old jeepney.
One respondent commented:
(That’s where I’m comfortable…that when I ride I smell good and when I alight I still smell good. Unlike that of the old jeepney, I’m fresh and newly-bathed, but when I alight I feel sour and am sweating profusely.)