Passengers wait for a jeepney in Quezon City, Metro Manila, on July 3, 2020. Photo: ReutersPassengers wait for a jeepney in Quezon City, Metro Manila, on July 3, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Passengers wait for a jeepney in Quezon City, Metro Manila, on July 3, 2020. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: Philippine commuters cheer as affordable jeepneys restart transport services

  • Some 55,000 of these large, colourful trucks used to crawl through Manila’s gridlocked roads on a typical day before the country went into lockdown
  • Dubbed the ‘king of the road’, a jeepney fare is typically about 9 pesos, or US$0.18, cheaper than trains, taxis or motorised tricycles
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Passengers wait for a jeepney in Quezon City, Metro Manila, on July 3, 2020. Photo: ReutersPassengers wait for a jeepney in Quezon City, Metro Manila, on July 3, 2020. Photo: Reuters
Passengers wait for a jeepney in Quezon City, Metro Manila, on July 3, 2020. Photo: Reuters
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