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Province of Albay Local Customs: 8 reviews and 14 photos


The jeepney is the most common way of going around Albay. In Albay, the driver concentrates on his driving, and has an assistant that serves as barker (calling out passengers) and a conductor who collects the fares from the passengers.

Another local practice is bicolanos' unusual way of taking the jeepney. Somehow, many men enjoy feeling the wind in their hair and normally takes a back stand ride instead of getting inside and seating themselves properly. This is not safe though, and all are advised to seat in the comfort of the jeepney and get your money's worth.

Apparently, the highway patrol police are not very strict in restricting this behavior.

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  • Written Jul 12, 2008
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