Riding in the back of a Jeepney in the Philippines (Video)

As I’ve mentioned many times before, a jeepney is a popular mode of transportation in the Philippines.  They stop at somewhat regular places to pick up passengers and will drop passengers almost anywhere.  The jeepneys on the road range in style from old and junky to new and pimped out with young guys running the show and jamming music.

The last full day I was in the Philippines I road in a jeepney with my wife and I decided to record some of the action.  What you see in the video is an assistant, or conductor, who rides in the back.  He calls for passengers, announces the destination, signals stops and resumes to the driver and also collects payments.  This is a good way for the jeepney driver to make sure he doesn’t get ripped off by people who sneak in and out without paying.

Enjoy!

18 comments

  1. Brad F. · October 15, 2010

    Opera might be your problem. You can transfer your favorites (bookmarks) from Opera to Firefox. Look at this Opera 'how to' help article:

    http://www.opera.com/support/kb/view/183/

  2. RONW808 · October 14, 2010

    it's off-an-on thing. If I get the comment page, my comment gets through. It's getting the page to appear. Again, I'm on Opera. Firefox does not let me to transfer my favorites from Opera browser.

  3. RONW808 · October 14, 2010

    it's off-an-on thing. If I get the comment page, my comment gets through. It's getting the page to appear. Again, I'm on Opera. Firefox does not let me to transfer my favorites from Opera browser.

  4. Brad F. · October 14, 2010

    How long have you been having this problem? What browser are you using? Maybe there's something I can do to fix it.

  5. Brad F. · October 14, 2010

    How long have you been having this problem? What browser are you using? Maybe there's something I can do to fix it.

  6. RONW808 · October 14, 2010

    yeh gets you there faster than walking. (I've been having problems with the comment-page loading up in order to post a comment.)

  7. RONW808 · October 14, 2010

    yeh gets you there faster than walking. (I've been having problems with the comment-page loading up in order to post a comment.)

  8. Brad F. · October 14, 2010

    I remember that, but I don't think 1 PHP is a big deal. Not in the long run.

  9. Litelput · October 14, 2010

    by the way, this guy never returned our change. hehe it was only 1PHP though

  10. Litelput · October 14, 2010

    by the way, this guy never returned our change. hehe it was only 1PHP though

  11. Litelput · October 14, 2010

    haha this just reminded me that i forgot to pay the fx driver one time because i was to preoccupied thinking that i needed to pee at megamall and the ride took forever.

  12. Litelput · October 14, 2010

    haha this just reminded me that i forgot to pay the fx driver one time because i was to preoccupied thinking that i needed to pee at megamall and the ride took forever.

  13. Brad F. · October 14, 2010

    It is exciting, that's true. It can be dangerous though. I suppose if you have to do it all the time it gets boring, but I always had fun with it.

  14. Brad F. · October 14, 2010

    It is exciting, that's true. It can be dangerous though. I suppose if you have to do it all the time it gets boring, but I always had fun with it.

  15. rinaz · October 14, 2010

    That's actually looks kind of fun and exciting to ride a jeepney

  16. Brad F. · October 14, 2010

    My wife forgot to pay once too. It wasn't on purpose either. I guess you're right that after a while a driver would learn to recognize the body language of a person that intended to 'steal' a ride.

  17. Brad F. · October 14, 2010

    My wife forgot to pay once too. It wasn't on purpose either. I guess you're right that after a while a driver would learn to recognize the body language of a person that intended to 'steal' a ride.

  18. Dashaman · October 14, 2010

    its very minimal cases that people tend to do purposely not to pay the jeepney. but there are cases that it is a purpose for some. even if the driver is alone, they are very sensitive to body language of the passenger.

    there are cases that i forgot to pay, it happened to me i was occupied. but i got away with it, even the driver thinks i paid. even i thought i paid, only to notice my pocket, money havent changed.lol

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