CITIZENS’ CALL

Jeepney drivers need a bath

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Calling [Transportation Secretary] Mar Roxas, please look into the enforcement of the uniform and hygiene policies for jeepney drivers. Most of them wear undershirts and shorts. They also stink because they do not take a bath.—Tohnee Austria, 57, Las Piñas City

Pedestrian lane off limits to vehicles

Traffic enforcers should go after motorcycle riders and jeepney drivers who stop on the pedestrian lane.—Jon, Quezon City

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  • jparrow

    With a dozen kids to feed, who cares about taking a bath…

  • Cristina Corleto

    aysus, ikaw nga ang mag-drive for 12 hours non-stop sa polluted street of manila. tingnan nating kung hindi ka umitim sa alikabok at bumaho.

  • http://twitter.com/sandra4560 .

    Pati taxi drivers, naka-aircon na nga, amoy putok pa din yung iba! Marumi ang taxi, mabaho, amoy yosi. Pagsakay mo na mabango ka, paglabasmo, di na maipaliwanag ang amoy mo. The scent “grew” on you, wtf!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000225241661 Patrick Tambay

      Simple. Bumaba ka kagad ng taxi. Baboy na driver ang nasakyan mo.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HEPE3RXMTPCCSE3TJG5UOFBI5Q sanny

        tama ka dyan, bro, o kaya baboy ang driver ng nasakyan mong jeepney.

  • rnoldrmada

    Impose uniform and hygiene? Are you out of your mind? These drivers baerly make enough money to buy food and pay for their housing let alone an added expense for uniforms. If you feel offended by the sight of jeepney driver in shorts and undershirts and his or her stinkness, by all means get off and take another one insted. There are thousands of jeepneys all over metro manila to choose from and any pne of them would be happy to take you to your destination.
    Douchebag…..

  • ryan andres

    Baka ngayon lang nakasubok magcommute tong kasmot na ito kaya ganyan na lang ang reklamo…

  • kismaytami

    Nananawagan ka ba kay Mar Roxas? walang mangyayari riyan, isa yan sa pinaka-Noynoying na DOTC secretary. Pansinin mo sa panahon ngayon, ang hirap sumakay dahil kapos ang mga pampublikong sasakyan.

  • sacrebleau

    Para sakin di bale ng mangamoy sila as long as long as they have a brain at nakakasunod sa batas trapiko.  Dyan sa J.P. Rizal sa Makati sa gitna na ng kalye kung magbaba at magsakay ang mga dyip – hindi na tumatabi. Wala akong nakitang intersection na hindi nagkabuhol-buhol ng dahil sa dyip. Where there are dyips there is chaos.

    • dwinner12

      Ang paglilinis ng katawan at pagsuot ng malinis na damit at part ng personal hygienes..hindi kelangan mayaman ka para gawin mo ito. Nakakabili nga ng yosi at alak, ano ba naman ung isang balde na tubig at kahit sabon para sa katawan. Hindi naman kelangan mamahaling damit.Hindi excuse na OK lang ang mangamoy. Wag natin gawing OK ang hindi naman talaga OK.Ganyan kasi tayong Pinoy, yung pwede, eh pwede na. Mag stick din tayo sa kung ang issue. I think walang masama sa panukala na ito. Hindi masama ang maglinis ng katawan. Hindi ako against sa mga driver, kapatid ko rin ay isang driver pero nakikita ko naman na maalaga sya sa sarili. Kelangan din wag mahaba ang buhok..pawisan na nga malago pa buhok at balbas. Tapos ang kuko eh pagkakahaba pa gayong magrasa na mga bagay ang nahahawakan nila. Ang pagbabago ay nagsisimula sa sarili.. DI pwede ang PWEDE na.

      • sacrebleau

        This is a big challenge :-D But it’s good if it can be done.

  • frank stevens

    are you sure its the jeepney drivers that are mabaho?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HEPE3RXMTPCCSE3TJG5UOFBI5Q sanny

    karamihan kasi ng mga jeepney drivers isa o dalawa lang ang t-shirt. pag naligo ganoon pa rin ang isusuot dahil hindi nalabhan  at naninigarilyo pa at umiinom di pa nag bra-‘brush your teeth’ he, he,ang mga iyan di gumagamit ng deodorant kasi maraming chiks. 

  • WeAry_Bat

    Due to the work of drivers, they can be carriers of diseases.  Cleanliness and hygiene is a must to prevent epidemics.

  • koaks2

    wag ka tumabi sa driver

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SWTZ7L5OAVYJ6CBMEVJD5YUYSM Mike

    Kung bad hygenic ang isang driver, nagrereflect sa personality nya pati sa ibang bagay gaya ng hindi pagsunod sa batas trapiko – nagbababa at nagsasakay kahit sa gitna ng kalsada.

    Sa usok din talaga ng mga diesel na jeepneys na ito, talagang babaho at maglilibag ka talaga!!!

    • http://twitter.com/akosijapney Al Japney J. Loredo

      There are some drivers who take a bath but still won’t follow traffic rules, so it doesn’t apply at all. 

  • DarkSideOfTheMoon2

    baka nawalan sila ng tubig nung maamoy mo at kailangan pumasada agad…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DYGXVUACJVVIBXOSYKDOELZRUE JamesB

    Not exactly defending stinky jeepney drivers but “enforcement of uniform”? Does anyone know of somebody who owns a fleet of jeepneys? I know there are companies that own a fleet of taxis but I don’t know anyone who owns so many jeepneys. At P8.50 minimum fare and rising costs of fuel and what little earnings they are left with, I think getting a proper uniform is the least of jeepney drivers’ worries.

  • Ralph L

    ang jeepney driver, paliguan, pakainin, bihisan mo man, jeepney driver pa ren!!! Wala pareng kaluluwa yang mga yan matagal nang binenta sa impierno!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIWYLFLU4LPKS7B2ZLLRVFKS3Y vir_a

    Not only jeepney but also tricycle drivers. They should not wear slippers too. 

  • valsore

    C’mon, the smell and unkept looks of jeepney drivers is part of their aura.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XY3GGHWDTCKXD3YI5WX2I4RRDY dodo

    marangal ang trabaho nila. init at ulan ang kinakalaban nila. sa taxi ka na lang sumakay tutal mayaman ka naman.

  • mangtom

    Pahiran mo ng Vicks yong ilong mo para hindi maamoy ang B.O. ng driver. O kaya huwag umupo sa likuran o tabi ng driver.  Kung minsan pasajero din melon amoy (amoy melon-he-he-he)

  • absg

    Filipinos don’t take baths. They shower.

    • billy31

       with the pressure of water coming from Water Districts likw MWSS, only 1 % of household/bathroom have a shower. so only 1% shower. 99% take a bath.

  • noonyan

    trademark yan ng mga jeepney drivers hehehehe, well sana naman mag bago na rin , iba talaga pag amoy bango ang masinghot mo …katulad ng amoy misis mo hahahahaha

  • billy31

    basta driver sweet lover…sa gabi lang sila naliligo bago tumabi sa babae nila, asawa man o kabit.

  • boytalakitok

    hinde lang driver pati pasahero dapat maligo din.  lol

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