At the end of WWII when American troops were leaving the Philippines, they left behind hundreds of Jeeps.
With typical Filipino ingenuity the locals quickly modified them to carry more passengers, decorated them with
flamboyant colors and ornaments, and used them as minibuses. Since then the jeepney has become the most popular
public transport vehicle in the country.
To get a jeepney to stop just hold your arm out when you see one
approaching. Before boarding make sure you read the destination sign on the front windscreen. Jeepneys on the same
street can go to many different destinations.
Most Filipinos leave signalling the driver until very late. Many don't signal at all and expect the driver to know
they want to board. Perhaps they think the drivers are also mind readers.