Driving in the Philippines

In the Philippines there a lot of modes of transportation and here are what people drive! Some of these were bought that way…

CFFC – Things People Drive

… and some have been improvised to meet the needs.

And lastly this is how people “drive” a horse drawn carriage.


  1. Driving in the Philippines requires na ang kotse ay kumpleto sa:
    1 KOTSilyo…para kotsilyohin ang mga kaskaserong driver
    2 TUBO: para pukpukin ang ulo ng mga kaskaserong driver
    3 MARTILYO: para itama ang mga yupi sa sasakyan kung sakali nag-aksidente ka…at para rin pukpukin ang ulo ng mga kaskaserong driver
    4 JACK para itaas ang kotse kung flat ang gulong…at, syempre la, para pukpukin ang ulo ng mga kaskaserong driver 😂

  2. ….4… syempre pa… typing mistake

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Eduardo… ang saya sa Pilipinas

  3. hardytardy says:

    Ah the iconic pampasaherong jeep and the classic kalesa 👍👍👍👍

    1. Teresa says:

      I have some posts about the Philippines here if you’re interested https://boomercoupletraveljournal.wordpress.com

      1. hardytardy says:

        I had a look at some of the posts.. probably take some time before I go through them properly ☺️ the sketches are brilliant! Did you draw them? I’ve not been to BGC, though I heard that from my sister a few times or so.

        That street museum looks really interesting!

        I grew up in Iloilo so I have not really explored the north. I did go to uni in QC for 2 years and worked in Makati for nearly a year, but around that time, I didn’t really have the resources to explore.

        Was in PH last year but didn’t get the chance to gala kasi I looked after my mum who had a stroke. I had to make sure things were in place.

        I’ll slowly go through your other posts at some point. I think you have a good eye for taking photographs. The angles and depth are amazing!

        1. Teresa says:

          So your mum had a stroke. How old is she? I had it too about 5 years and 5 months ago. That is one of the reasons why I am doing this blog… to capture and remember everything that I am experiencing.
          About the sketches, which ones are you talking about? Yes, I do some Urban Sketching.

          Have a good day ❤️

          1. hardytardy says:

            She’s 67 now. Unfortunately she has a lot of deficit on her left side. I’m glad you continue to enjoy life ☺️

            I meant the sketches on that link for the other weblog 👍👍 They’re lovely!

          2. Teresa says:

            I am 64 and yea hopefully will be able to enjoy life for a lot more years.

            A yes, those are my sketches but I have not posted much on wordpress but I post my works on Instagram

          3. hardytardy says:

            Ah I gave up social media. Not my cup of tea, I guess. I only am trying out blogging ! Seems alright so far.

  4. Toonsarah says:

    The improvised ones are the most fun to see!

    1. Teresa says:

      Haha yes they are. And Filipinos are great in improvising.

  5. Cee Neuner says:

    You have some marvelous things we drive. It’s fun seeing things from the Philippines 😀

    1. Teresa says:

      Glad you liked them, Cee! It was fun capturing them as well.
      BTW, happy to see you back.

      1. Cee Neuner says:

        It’s good to be back. Thanks Teresa 😀

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