Hand-painting custom decor on jeepneys adorned with images of everything from Batman to babies, as well as disco lights and chrome wheels, have for decades provided cheap transport for millions. But pollution and safety concerns have led to a modernisation programme, with jeepneys 15 years or older to be taken off the streets by 2020. Photo: AFP

Philippines’ jeepneys on the way out, and so are the artists who give them their iconic paint jobs

  • Jeepneys were first made from leftover US jeeps after the second world war
  • Those 15 years or older will be taken off the streets by 2020
Topic |   The Philippines

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Hand-painting custom decor on jeepneys adorned with images of everything from Batman to babies, as well as disco lights and chrome wheels, have for decades provided cheap transport for millions. But pollution and safety concerns have led to a modernisation programme, with jeepneys 15 years or older to be taken off the streets by 2020. Photo: AFP
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