Philippine Vehicle Innovation

Last Friday, on our way to Ulm…while flipping Auto Bild magazine, I found a picture which looks so familiar to me. The image was featured under Leserfoto ((reader’s photograph)) column. Underneath was written “Please count: One (!) bicycle with twelve (!) passengers discovered by our reader Dennis Schoof in Manila (Philippines)”.

I want to ride a bicycle…I want to ride a bike.
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I can imagine how amused the photographer was as he saw it. O siguro laking mangha niya nang makita niya ito dahil walang ganyang sasakyan dito sa Germany. It can’t be possible too dahil hindi ito lulusot sa TÜV (Technische Überwachungs Verein) ((Technical Monitoring Association)).

Hehehe, hindi lang nila alam tayong mga Pilipino ay super innovative in different fields. But let us stick to the topic “vehicle innovation”.

What about this one here? Well I think the image below is very common to us. Yon bang may isa o dalawang taong aangkas sa motorsiklo. But you know, in the most outback part of Butuan or maybe some parts of other provinces, where jeepneys only travel once a day…a single motorbike as public transportation is a hit for locals and day-trippers.

Get your motor runnin’ head out on the highway, lookin’ for adventure, and whatever comes our way…
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Last but not least, this is something you might have not seen yet. A skylab. Or sky love? I am not really sure of the name, but what the heck. I saw this one on our way to Butuan City last May 2008. I was wondering how passengers got on to it.
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The driver needs or requires great balancing act. Di ba? Haven’t experienced riding a vehicle such as this one yet. But I think I’d rather walk than catch a ride on a Skylab. Not because I am maarte, pero natatakot ako na baka ito ay bumalintong. Paano nalang ang aking high heel shoes (charing), my false eyelashes, my whatevah? Ay basta’t akoy maglalakad nalang.

O, anong say niyo sa mga sasakyan sa probinsiya???

Beng

Beng Hafner is my name. Well, most of you know that already. I am a mother of 3 and a granny of 3 cute kids. I am proud to be who I am and I am proud of the way I am. I am alive because I have a lot to live for. I have many dreams that I wish to reach for and I have many journeys to make. My life is like a soap opera, and you are the audience.

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35 Responses

  1. cheh says:

    Ang worst pa,wa ra bay mga helmit Very daring haha alegre,this is one of the topic that hubby & I recently discussed re: safety. Kahibaw naka sa mga alimango, di bale na they spend 100% more basta safety importante.Ambot lang sad kay mura man ug dili tanan kay naa ra man guihapon mamalit ug 2nd hand car,bike seat.

    have a great week ahead mamuah! email kita in mins…;)

    chehs last blog post..Pas de deux,lol

  2. marie says:

    Nakakita naman ako sa Palawan ng jeep na pati bubungan ay punong puno ng tao pwera pa sa mga nakasabit sa gilid at mind you rough road pa ang tinatakbo, grabe.

  3. scart says:

    hello ate bengay here i am again biglang sulpot hehhee

    nakow ate bengay habal-habal tawag nyan lalo na sa samal dun banda paradise island ba yun. buti nga yan improvised na dahil may bubong na nong nakasaya ako nyan wala bubong at talagang tabla ng kahoy lang na tinalian ng makapal na rubber huhuhuu takot kasi ang bilis tumakbo pataas pababa pa yung daanan susme talo pa ang roller coaster lol

    scarts last blog post..My blog is still breathing just so u know teehee!

  4. I think Odd and I saw a motorcycle with almost 8 passengers when we were in Bohol. He was definitely amazed and at the same time shocked since it’s prone to accidents.

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  5. Ambo says:

    Dami dito nga nyan lalo na sa malilit na province. Kasi malaki ang population, kokonti ang sasakyan kaya kelangan patong patong. Ang problema naman sa patong patong, lumalaki lalo ang population hahahaha. Ikot ikot lang yan. Kaya nga cycle pinag uusapan natin lols. Miss you Momski!

  6. K says:

    dangerous but looks fun – in da prabins yung mga sasakyan nun nakaupo pa sa bubung ang mga pasahero.

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  8. BURAOT says:

    nami miss ko sumakay sa bubong ng dyip.. yung mga byaheng pa-Timbuktu at mas marami pang nakasabit at nakasakay sa bubong kesa sa loob ng dyip.

    anong seatbelt seatbelt? wala. kahit pa ang takbo mo pang autobahn. oks na oks kasi sarap ng hangin. heheheh.

  9. Ax says:

    masarap kase pag marami kayo kahit sidecar lang tapos kumpleto kayo ng mga kaibigan mo. siguro yun yung nakita naramdaman ng photographer. hehe.

    pero, lets stick with the topic: vehicle innovation. wala pa rin ako masabi basta pinoy! hehe.

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  10. reyna elena says:

    hhahahahah you should see sa barrio siete! namumulaklak ang jeep nang tao hanggang taas gilid! pati ata gulong me nakakabit eh! hahaha yaan mo hahanapin ko yong pic na yon hahahah

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  11. K says:

    Happy 19th BDAY Ate Beng.

    I made a song for you on my blog. Cheers!

  12. cheh says:

    Hami hami mertney benggay:) ((besos))

    sowi na belated na kini! I hope you had a fab day on your special day! 🙂

    ayo ayo

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  13. bing says:

    hi, beng! how are you? ika nga, only in da philippines! 😀

    bings last blog post..There’s no Stopping You

  14. Dakota says:

    Wow, interesting post. This reminds me of times in Thailand, the traffic gets heavy and people drive like that.

  15. onli in the philippines ba ang usapan? nakakita na ba kayo ng kuliglig? yun ang malupit kasi bumabyahe pa sa national road without plate numbers. Panu kung nakasagasa? hhehehe onli in the philippines talaga!!!! Kaya nga sabi ko baka pwde nang idagdag sa tourist attractions in the philippines and traffic dito sa atin eh

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  16. Pwedeng pwede pala gawing libangan ang tumingin ng iba’t ibang sasakyan na gamit dito sa ating bansa! Astig ito… nice site bro…

  17. Sofie says:

    Hello Ate Beng,

    Hehehe, kakatuwa talaga sa atin. Napakacreative talaga. Basta puwedeng sakyan, ok na.

    Nangugumusta lang po. Mukhang super busy talaga tayo a.

    Anyway, have a great weekend! Mwah!

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  18. Cool Pinoy says:

    One Word: Cool

    Kakaiba talaga mag isip pinoy. Hangga’t kaya.

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  19. Deo says:

    ganito talga ang pinoy kakaiba mag-isip… madeskarte ika nga at di sumusuko… guys visit my deo’s web blog too…

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  20. Deo says:

    astig talga… how about yung kuliglig nakakita na kayo?

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  21. Deo says:

    hehehe… pinoy eh tignan nyo si paquiao magaling dumeskarte…

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  22. scart says:

    happy mother’s day ate beng. asan naman karon ate beng. murag gikalimtan nani nimo ang imong payag hehehe.

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  23. Hi, Ms. Bing!
    Belated Happy Mother’s Day!!!
    The second photo is called “habal-habal” [link]. I used to drive one in Agusan del Norte way back when I was in high school.
    The third one is called “Skylab,” that’s right!
    Sa pagkakaron, mahadlok na ko mosakay ana. In my personal standard, mas lesser ang risk sa Skylab kesa habal-habal kay naa man gud katig ang Skylab…

  24. Oy… napadaan lang po ulit akala ko may bago na dito…
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  25. missP says:

    hello miss Beng 🙂

    musta na ba you? huli na yata ako. mukhang may iba ka nang kubo na pwedeng dalawin ahh… or busy lang sa reality? kulit ko noh?

    ayo-ayo!
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    • Beng says:

      Hi MissP, maraming salamat sa dalaw. Super busy lang talaga ako ngayon kaya heto at inaamag na itong site ko. I hope all is well with you too. Have a pleasant weekend.

  26. AnP says:

    Hi Beng,

    I left you a message on FB regarding a coding gig with an Arzt organization or something…
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  27. Mike says:

    Ok sa alright talaga ang mga pinoy world class mag-isip
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  28. dlysen says:

    Masarap maranasan sumakay dyan, lalo na kung baguhan ka palang. mag enjoy ka kung di ka natatakot. ung sasakyan ko ay sa lugar ng Bato II, Maasin, Leyte. pataas na bunduk at mabato na madulas pa dahil sa ulan.
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  29. Hi, Ms. Beng. Duna pod koy ikapaambit diri aning imong topic ba. Mga jeep nga namulaklak sa mga pasahero. It was taken during our vacation wife my then-fiancee in her hometown in North Cotabato. Please see it from this link: http://travelogue.digitalrebel.ws/2009/01/biyaheng-langit-photo-essay.html
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  30. vince says:

    a friend of ours who just passed away, hecky villanueva created a bike mad out of bamboo, it is now very popular in europe as a green and clean mode of transpo – a pinoy invention!

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