I Jeepneys. Un tempo erano le vecchie jeep dell’esercito americano di stanza nelle Filippine durante la seconda guerra mondiale, oggi sono il mezzo di trasporto più diffuso nel Paese. Autobus dalla carrozzeria multicolre. Un vero e proprio mosaico di decorazioni e graffiti, simbolo del folklore e della cultura filippina

Jeepneys (Filipino: Dyipni), sometimes called jeeps, are the most popular means of public transportation in the Philippines. They are known for their crowded seating and kitsch decorations, which have become a ubiquitous symbol of Philippine culture and art.

 

Jeepneys were originally made from U.S. military jeeps left over from the World War II. The word jeepney may be a portmanteau word “jeep” and “jitney”, while other say “jeep” and “knee”, because the passengers sit in very close proximity to each other. Most jeepneys are used as public utility vehicles, personal vehicles and less often for commercial or institutional use.