They are a symbol of Philippines’s culture and art. They are originally US military jeeps left over from World War II. Today, the Jeepney is the most popular source of public transportation in the Philippines. It is also the cheapest. Its chrome plated finishing and colorful designs are a sure eye-catcher. They are so popular that they are seen everywhere in the Philippines including even some remote villages.
They look like elongated versions of the jeep. This is to enable it to carry more passengers. This same jeepney is also responsible for a lot of air pollution and traffic snarls in Manila. The jeepney drivers are also known to honk copiously. But, keeping the negatives aside, I think the jeepney is quite a sight and an experience. A trip to Philippines is not complete without traveling in one of these jeepneys.