• Short Summary

    IN THE PHILIPPINES, THE TRISHAWS, PEDICABS AND OTHER TRADITIONAL FORMS OF TRANSPORT OF ASIA, HAVE NOW GIVEN WAY TO THE JEEPNEY.

  • Description

    IN THE PHILIPPINES, THE TRISHAWS, PEDICABS AND OTHER TRADITIONAL FORMS OF TRANSPORT OF ASIA, HAVE NOW GIVEN WAY TO THE JEEPNEY.

    THE JEEPNEYS ARE AMERICAN JEEPS USED BY THE FORCES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR -- WHICH HAVE BEEN CONVERTED INTO SMALL BUSES AND PROVIDE CHEAP AND FAST TRANSPORT FOR THE PEOPLE.

    AT PRESENT, THERE ARE NEARLY TWENTY-SIX THOUSAND JEEPNEYS REGISTERED THROUGHOUT THE PHILIPPINES. IN MANILA ALONE, THERE ARE MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND SUCH VEHICLES.

    BEING SMALL AND CAPABLE OF CARRYING ABOUT TEN PASSENGERS -- ALL SITTING -- IT CAM MANOEUVRE IN AND OUT OF TRAFFIC WITHOUT THE SLIGHTEST DIFFICULT. MUCH OF THE TRAVELLING TINE IS THUS CUT OFF IN THIS WAY, BUT RIDING IN THEM CAN BE VERY FRIGHTENING TO THE UNINITIATED. JEEPNEY DRIVERS ARE FEARLESS.

    ALTHOUGH THE PHILIPPINES ALSO HAS THOUSANDS OF TAXIS AND BUSES PLYING FOR FARES, THE PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY STILL WAIT FOR THE JEEPNEYS -- BECAUSE THEY ARE BY FAR THE CHEAPEST MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION.

    SOMETIME AGO, THE MAYOR OF MANILA. MR. ANTONIO VILLEGAS, DRAFTED OUT A PLAN TO REPLACE JEEPNEYS WITH A MONORAIL SYSTEM. THE PLAN, HOWEVER, DID NOT MATERIALISE BECAUSE IT WOULD INVOLVE LARGE SUMS OF MONEY.

    IF THE PEOPLE HAVE THEIR WAY, JEEPNEY WILL REMAIN A PERMANENT AND INDIVIDUAL FEATURE OF PHILIPPINES LIFE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA89306IJ0H3KOYQI2ZC6C6Q0PX
    Media URN:
    VLVA89306IJ0H3KOYQI2ZC6C6Q0PX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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