LOOK: The New Jeepneys Have Been Unveiled
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(SPOT.ph) The local jeepney, which has been around since the end of World War II, has arguably become one of the symbols of Philippine culture. In no other country would you see this all-metal contraption designed with colorful images of religious characters, horses, and other random illustrations. You'd often see a sculpture of a horse on the hood and other knickknacks on the dashboard. Now, the ubiquitous public utility vehicle may soon be phased out to make way for the blue-colored BEEP or Bagong Jeepney. This comes after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board confirmed in a press conference that Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program will push through this August.
Old and dilapidated jeepneys will no longer be allowed on Metro Manila roads because, according to the Department of Transportation, they're the "biggest source" of carbon-dioxide emissions. It will also stop giving
Each Bagong Jeep unit, a Euro 4 type of vehicle, costs about 1.4 million. Amortization is at P17,000 a month which, according to Atty. Vigor Mendoza
With the unveiling of the new PUV models, we can't help but feel sad about saying goodbye to a symbol of the Filipinos' creativity. (Our jeepneys are stripped down and altered versions of the military 1943 Willys Jeep disposed of by American troops after the war.) It has become so iconic that Pixar Animation Studios released an exclusive Cars rendition of the good