• Las Piñas

    Sarao and the Jeepney Legacy

    What else can be said about the jeepney? In such a short amount of time since its introduction after World War II, this transportation innovation has become an icon that has become representative of the country itself. Love it or hate it, there is no doubt that as far as Philippine roads go, the jeepney is indeed the king. And in the realm of the jeepneys, the most recognized name behind them is an icon by itself: Sarao Motors, the jeepney manufacturer that has helped elevate the status of the jeepney to what it is today. The Urban Roamer has been privileged to get to visit their headquarters in Barangay Pulang Lupa, Las…

  • Roamer's Roundup

    Roundup Bits: Fare Rollbacks, Airport Makeovers, and Posh Prison Cells

    Time for another Roamer’s Roundup as we look as some of the interesting news bits happening in the metropolis recently: ========== Six months after a fare increase was implemented, news came out that the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has approved a provisional P1 fare rollback effective Friday, citing developments regarding dropping global oil prices. It was a surprising piece of news, but nevertheless it was welcomed by commuters as a Christmas present of sorts that would somehow relieve them of those skyrocketing daily expenses.

  • Roamer's Roundup

    Fare Hike!

    Classes in a number of elementary and secondary schools have opened this week, so traffic is beginning to be at bit more unbearable than it already is. Expect it to worsen in the coming weeks once classes resume in different colleges (unless you’re studying in one of those colleges who have recently made a shift in their academic calendar that classes would now begin in July or August…but that’s another story) But there’s something else for the metropolitan commuter to brace for that is certain to make impact on the wallet: a fare hike.

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