The normally open-backed machines are cast as rebels of the roads: blaring music, spewing fumes, picking up and dropping off wherever they want. Photo: AFP

Philippines plans to run jeepneys off the road. Drivers say their livelihoods will be ‘massacred’

  • President Duterte’s crackdown has been criticised as ‘bogus and big business modernisation’
  • The government claims jeepneys need to go because they are old, dirty and unsafe
Topic |   The Philippines

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The normally open-backed machines are cast as rebels of the roads: blaring music, spewing fumes, picking up and dropping off wherever they want. Photo: AFP
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