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Lists of Jeepney Makers, Builders, and Manufacturers

Lists of Jeepney Makers, Builders, and Manufacturers

Technology, Travel & Tourism
Since the jeepney modernization program is still a hot topic, we decided to compile at least a dozen active and well-known jeepney builders and manufacturers here in Luzon for everyone’s convenience. There are so many small builders out there and here in Batangas alone, I cannot name every shop who assemble jeepney body. Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal are the top provinces when it comes to building the jeepney’s body. Although the number of big shops has been in steady decline, the number of small repair and assembly shops are also increasing. See Also: How Much Does a New Jeepney Cost In the town of Rosario in Batangas, I once visited a place (2 years ago) where three jeepney assemblers are found just 500 meters away from each other. These shops built the finest modern jee...
Ten Busiest Philippine Ports in Terms of Passenger Movement

Ten Busiest Philippine Ports in Terms of Passenger Movement

Travel & Tourism
The Philippines is an archipelago and traveling by sea is the most important inter-island transportation for both passengers and cargo. With 82 operational ports (commercial and passenger) as of 2018, the Philippines is among the list of countries with the most ports. The following is the list of the Philippines' busiest ports in terms of passenger movements. Data provided by the Philippine Ports Authority as of 2019 before the Covid hits. These ports are not the biggest but the busiest. 1. Port of Cebu Port of Cebu is a seaport located in Cebu City, Philippines. It is the port that serves the Metro Cebu Area and it is managed by the Cebu Port Authority. With 16 million passenger traffic in 2017, it is the busiest domestic port in the Philippines, mostly serving routes in the Visay...
63 Visa Free Countries for Filipinos

63 Visa Free Countries for Filipinos

Travel & Tourism
Filipino travelers can now visit 63 countries without applying for a visa, according to immigration and citizenship firm Henley & Partners. According to the recent release of its newly released 2018 Visa Restrictions Index, the Philippines is now on the 72nd spot, which is 3 steps higher than its 75th spot in 2017, then having only 61 visa-free countries. As of January 1, 2018, Germany is the top country on the list, having the most powerful passport with visa-free access to 177 countries, followed by Singapore with visa-free access to 176 countries. On the third spot with 175 visa-free countries are Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom (UK). Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Spain landed on the fourth ...
How much a Philippine-made brand new Jeepney costs as of 2021?

How much a Philippine-made brand new Jeepney costs as of 2021?

Travel & Tourism
We are always updated on the prices of new vehicle models but many, if not most of us are not aware of the price of the most important vehicle here in the Philippines – the jeepney. With the government’s plan to modernize public transportation, especially the jeepney, we will examine how much is the real cost of the newly-assembled jeepney compared to the government-endorsed e-jeepneys of P1.2 to P1.6 million. As an auto-repair shop owner that caters to dozens of jeepneys every day in the Lipa-Calamba route, I am dealing with all types of jeepneys every day. Jeepneys are fully assembled and manufactured inside the Philippines. See Also: Biggest Bus Companies in the Philippines Before there were Sarao Motors and other popular brands like Lawin, Armak, Malagueña, Celestial, La...
Ten Biggest Bus Companies in the Philippines

Ten Biggest Bus Companies in the Philippines

Business & Finance, Travel & Tourism
With more than 12,000 bus units serving in different locations around the Philippines, the Yanson Group of  Bus Companies is the biggest land transportation company in the country and the biggest bus company in Asia. But despite its large size, Yanson Group is not known to many people, especially those who are not from the Island of Negros and Panay. The company owns popular bus companies like Ceres, Vallacar, Goldstar, Bachelor Express, Rural Transit of Mindanao, and several other bus companies in Visayas and Mindanao. Subsidiary or not, let’s take a look at the top ten biggest bus companies in the Philippines in terms of fleet size. ( Note: Figures are the closest estimates based on available data online, and some personal knowledge of the writer) 1. Bachelor Express Bachelor...