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Jeepney Islands Philippines
Philippine Jeepney History - Jeepney Manufacturers - Popular Culture - Photo Gallery
Types of Jeepneys: - 2nd Generation Jeepneys - 3rd Generation Jeepneys - Future Generations

Other Type of Philippine Transportations
Metro Rail Transit System - Light Rail Transit System - Philippine National Railways - Philippine Kuliglig
Philippine Kalesa - Padyak Pinoy - Taxicabs of the Philippines

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Philippine Jeepneys

Jeepneys are a popular means of public transportation in the Philippines. They were originally made from US military jeeps left over from World War II and are well known for their flamboyant decoration and crowded seating. They have also become a symbol of Philippine culture.

The word jeepney is commonly believed to be a conflation of "jeep" and "jitney", or "jeep" and "knee", the latter referring to the jeepney's crowded face-to-face seating.


Philippine Jeepneys History...

When American troops began to leave the Philippines at the end of World War II, hundreds of surplus jeeps were sold or given to local Filipinos. The Filipinos stripped down the jeeps to accommodate several passengers, added metal roofs for shade, and decorated the vehicles with vibrant colors and bright chrome hood ornaments.

The jeepney rapidly emerged as a popular and creative way to re-establish inexpensive public transportation, which had been virtually destroyed during World War II. Recognizing the widespread use of these vehicles, the Philippine government began to place restrictions on their use. Drivers now must have specialized licenses, regular routes, and reasonably fixed fares.


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Common dishes

As with most Asian countries, the staple food in the Philippines is rice. It is most often steamed and served during meals.

Leftover rice is often fried with garlic to make sinangag, which is usually served at breakfast together with a fried egg and cured meat or sausages.

More details at Common dishes

Jeepney Islands Philippines
Philippine Jeepney History - Jeepney Manufacturers - Popular Culture - Photo Gallery

Types of Jeepneys: - 2nd Generation Jeepneys - 3rd Generation Jeepneys - Future Generations


Other Type of Philippine Transportations
Metro Rail Transit System - Light Rail Transit System - Philippine National Railways - Philippine Kuliglig
Philippine Kalesa - Padyak Pinoy - Taxicabs of the Philippines
Philippine Buses - Philippine Tricycle


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