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  • ChinoF on HOPE lies in imagining a JEEPNEY-FREE PhilippinesNot to mention barker-free, middleman-free and all those other useless jobs. Stuff that would be absent from a really thriving society. And again, may I reiterate jeepneys being copies of the American wartime Jeep, symbolizing our desire to depend on other countries.
  • ChinoF on Wrong Filipino Attitudes about WorkGood for you. At least you do have a good reason for working.
  • ChinoF on Wrong Filipino Attitudes about WorkDignity of labor just doesn't seem to register in a culture that abhors work at all.
  • ChinoF on Wrong Filipino Attitudes about WorkThere's a link where "national identity" is that explains it. And breaking it up according to classes doesn't matter. Rich, middle class or poor would all manifest the above attitudes in one way or another.
  • Sean Akizuki on Wrong Filipino Attitudes about WorkHi ChinoF. Here's a list of related articles that might also be related to this topic: Filipinos Should Learn How to Catch Fish, NOT To Keep Asking For Fish How Can the Philippines Achieve Progress If FLIPFAGs Ignore EVEN SIMPLE TASKS Such as Cleaning the Place Up?! The Sad Fact That Menial Labor Is Belittled By Failipinos!
  • Hyden007Toro4323432.99 on HOPE lies in imagining a JEEPNEY-FREE PhilippinesBy having lower fares or cost of transport system. We can phase out the Jeepney. Transport system in the form of Rail system, more buses and others. Can really phase out this Jeepney transport system. We have to think other transport system, that can be cheaper than this Jeepney transport system !
  • xato on Wrong Filipino Attitudes about WorkWork itself is not a curse. God told Adam to keep the garden of Eden, that means work, toil, and more work. The unpleasantness and disappointment of working for little or no reward is the curse. "17...in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread,..."
  • Hyden007Toro32452.99 on HOPE lies in imagining a JEEPNEY-FREE PhilippinesMost of those Jeepney Drivers, don't follow Traffic Rules. The Traffic Police use them, as "milking cows' or use them as sources of "lagay". So, the Traffic Police or Traffic Enforcer, look the other way. While those Jeepney Drivers, drive like Hell on the roads on Metro Manila and other urban cities, without being bothered by anybody... I am also , in favor of the phasing out of the Jeepneys on our urban roads. A gradual phasing out would be good. Metro Rails, like the "Travia Rail System", was a good transportation system, in our country, before World War II....
  • Pilosopo Socrates on Like squatters, jeepney drivers are national PARASITESThe Jeepney nowadays would have been okay transportation option if it wasn't modernized after 1960, you would think technology and innovation would improve such an icon that started after WWII but sadly the opportunity is met with fierce resistance. These folks hate change and ironically ask someone else to do it and be given on a silver platter. I get the point that they were trying to get with the transpo strike but like my father and I talked about often: these people just makes noise and in the end, it wouldn't matter at all.
  • Hyden007Toro765644.99 on Wrong Filipino Attitudes about WorkWe all were brought up, on the "Haciendero / Senyorito and Haciendera and Senyorita" mentalities. Work to us, is putting yourself on the level of the Filipino Indio. In other countries, like the U.S., there is : Dignity of Labor. We work to accomplish , and earn our livelihood in the honest way. We can see Politics, is a very profitable field,in our country, because; all you do is scam people to vote for you. Once , you are in government position. You can steal and get rich. Being a "kurakot" in your position is a pathway to riches. There...
  • random guy on Blade Runner 2049 features the consummation of personal AInice article! I like these kind of topic compare to politics and cancers of society.
  • random guy on Like squatters, jeepney drivers are national PARASITESTo be exact php22,205 per month for 1.6M. As per my knowledge and information that after the implementation of modernization that boundary costs will be eliminated. And if the modern jeepney is electric then maintenance cost is minimize also. This is better change than nothing.
  • Bumblebee on Like squatters, jeepney drivers are national PARASITESSo... what solution do you propose to address this situation?
  • mrericx on Like squatters, jeepney drivers are national PARASITEStrue & it was started way back during the Ramos Administration. Thank God that President Duterte is giving a green light on building a 1st subway system in Metro Manila but we need that one more that could cover the entire NCR so that there'll be a better service to the people as long as the subway trains are on high quality and never been stolen to the pockets of corrupt gov't officials. We need a political will on this kind of public transportation projects!
  • Cary on Like squatters, jeepney drivers are national PARASITESIf jeepney drivers, likened to squatters, are national PARASITES; those who are pushing for the modernization proposal (big corporations to take over the jeepney industry and, just like the telcos, monopolize the public transportation system) and are bound to benefit from huge contracts in millions will be national SUCKERS and LEECHES! That's according to those who do not find the modernization plan, which Sec. Tugade called a “gift” from the government, as acceptable. Change is good! Would any right-thinking individual resist change provided that change would be made realistically viable and feasible? A certain Assortedge provides a computation on modernized...
  • John on Wrong Filipino Attitudes about WorkYour summation, in relation to your article's point, confuses. First, you're saying that, "With Filipinos, though, we seem to make it part of our national identity." (Is it just a personal impression or you have an actual study to back up such claim? The word "seem" though is a give away!) But then you're one with those who "realize that busting one’s muscles is necessary to live." You're also not disputing that "a lot of Filipinos are good workers because they may enjoy the work they do and refuse to believe in the above myths." (So is it just a...
  • Anjela01 on Let jeepney drivers go on strike — PERMANENTLYYou are on point,sir.. one more thing,the jeepney is not even engineered, that's why endless modifications are made that do away with standard safety features (standard sized brake lights, standard length, working headlights,etc.)
  • mrericx on Like squatters, jeepney drivers are national PARASITESWe already have and ready to be driven on our roads. Hopefully, President Duterte is very serious about capturing those jeepney drivers who doesn't want to replace their old, dilapidated & dangerous PUJs & drive with those modernized, spacious & eco-friendly jeeps by 2018 and send them to jail, especially to the leftist/commie groups who are against his modernization program of Pinoy jeepneys or better yet, death by hanging or firing squad for those who are ignorant & undisciplined jeepney drivers & commies!!!
  • Random Citizen on Like squatters, jeepney drivers are national PARASITESActually, that is what is happening right now. The government is actually proposing a modernization plan for our Jeepneys, not phasing them out. That equates to better Jeep designs that are (hopefully) more environment friendly. Ideally, none of the current Jeepney drivers would lose their jobs as they would just get an upgrade to their current vehicles. Problem with the protests is that the higher ups on PISTON may be misleading their drivers to think they'll be put out of their jobs if this "modernization plan" continues. I've seen some news earlier this year that the drivers have either no...
  • Hyden007Toro89898.99 on Like squatters, jeepney drivers are national PARASITESGawa yan ang mga Aquino and cahoots. They had only plans for themselves . Common people are treated like those Feudal peasants in the Middle Ages. We are still a Feudal Oligarchy ! Cory Aquino was a Haciendera. His idiot son, Pnoy Aquino is a Haciendero. They don't know what is to be poor ...They are pampered by good living and servants, in their lives. What they know is to waste money...spend our tax money. It is not their money , anyway !
  • Robert Haighton on Wrong Filipino Attitudes about WorkIf I dont want to work, I dont see any point in going to school. Not even Kindergarden. So what does work mean to me? It means, I can finally test my own talents and how far it will bring my talents. Am I cut out to be an average engineer or can I grow (develop myself) to become a good - or the best - engineer? This is not about being better than my collegue(s); it is about getting the best out of myself. In return this will be rewarded by getting paid a good salary. And with that...
  • Beep on Like squatters, jeepney drivers are national PARASITESSometime ago a taxi driver related a story that he once had a korean passenger who said to him, "Your Government must be anti-poor!". The driver asked, "Why Sir?" The Korean replied, "Because they're wasting money over a project that's benefiting only the few rich car owners." (At that time, he was talking about the SLEX Skyway Project!) He said that, if in Korea, they would rather have built a mass rail transport system that will surely benefit more people. If in case you haven't notice it, the Skyway's design provides an nice exit straight to Alabang Villages of rich...
  • Mein Kampf on Rappler dangerously promotes use of illegal drugsLangya, nagsilabasan ang mga junkie!
  • Hyden007Toro9999.999 on Like squatters, jeepney drivers are national PARASITESWe, GRP Bloggers, who are knowledgeable in Technology must help in the formulation of the improvement of the design of the Philippine Jeepney... Project: Evolution of the the Philippine Jeepney. I saw the previous designs of morphed Jeepneys, not good and viable in Philippine roads and streets ! I know some Filipinos, are knowledgeable in Manufacturing Technology.
  • Blue on Like squatters, jeepney drivers are national PARASITESThanks Mr. Toro! I appreciate the very educated comment. Can't say the same for the first one before you though. It does not contribute anything substantial to humanity other than the hollow arrogannce of an uneducated imbecile's stupid hinking!
  • Mein Kampf on Any sympathies for a jeepney driver shot in the head by a pedestrian he almost hit?Well, the man is dead. If you fuckwits want to still keep on spitting and beating a dead man like what yellows do, then you do you. There is something that is fundamentally wrong with our public transportation system as well as our road system. From what I know, the boundary system, vehicle maintenance & consumables all constrict the ability of the driver to be able to save and pay for everyday expenses. The road layouts are a mess and the provision for sidewalks, and overpasses are close to none. Idagdag niyo pa yung mga gago at adik na mga...
  • Hyden007Toro876787.99 on Like squatters, jeepney drivers are national PARASITESWhen the great American inventor, Thomas Edison, invented the incandescent lamp (light bulb). Many lamp makers and candle makers, may had been upset. Their livelihoods, were being phased out by the new lighting technology. The Philippine Jeepney is a relic, of World War II transport , left by the liberating American Forces. The engines were designed, when the cost of a gallon of gasoline was 5 cents per gallon. They pollute the atmosphere, with a lot of carbon dioxide. Okay, we don't have to kill each other, or tear each other's hair; because some people in our country are losing...
  • redlik on Like squatters, jeepney drivers are national PARASITESjeepney never really contributed to the society. only stupid poor people ride on them.
  • interxavier on Blade Runner 2049 features the consummation of personal AIHands down, the best movie of the year.