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Jeepney

Season to be jolly

In the Philippines, the only Catholic country in this part of the world, Christmas is a major festival and December is the month for celebrations. Festivities begin as early as this month and continue with revelry that is unrivalled elsewhere in the region.

Sunday, 27 November, 2011, 12:00am

Festivities start early

In the Philippines, the only Catholic country in this part of the world, Christmas is a major festival and December is the month for celebrations. Festivities begin as early as this month and continue with revelry that is unrivalled elsewhere in the region.

Resorts World Manila will hold Grand Fiesta Manila for a second year from December 1.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Hell on wheels

One day you're allowed to drive down a street, the next you suddenly aren't. To turn left you have to make a U-turn. The number your car's licence plate ends with determines the days it's allowed out - unless you're in the business district where you pay a fee and disregard the law. And oh yes, that favourite spot where you park your car?

25 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Jeepney gets its marching orders

If you are in the Philippine capital and meet someone whose eyes are red, think twice about shaking their hand. They could be suffering from what doctors at Makati Medical Centre have nicknamed Manila Red-Eye, a highly infectious disease caused by exposure to the city's increasingly toxic air.

9 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Philippines a beautiful woman

I REFER to the article P.I. Blues (South China Morning Post, October 16).

I would like to compliment Mr Michael Bociurkiw for his informative piece on the problems that plague the Philippines. However, I find his supposition about the jeepney revealing the lazy character of the Filipinos to be inappropriate.

8 Nov 1993 - 12:00am