Four years ago I wrote about the Philippine jeepney, the iconic form of public transportation.  (“Iconic” is so overused today that it is almost meaningless, but I claim its full meaning for the jeepney!)

https://orionblair.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/jeepney-on-march-1-2013/ https://orionblair.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/jeepney-art/?frame-nonce=65da1b556d

The motorized trike is ubiquitous.   They fill the gaps between the bus and jeepney routes and the final destination.  Lina took these photos of trikes on Negros Occidental.  They are smaller than their Palawan cousins.

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A trike at the market in La Carlota

Some drivers have improvised wooden canopies which offer shade and some protection from rain.

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Passengers can sit behind the driver, in the trike itself, on the front “bumper” – or, in rural areas, on the roof!

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The “trisikad” is a pedal powered trike, also common in La Carlota.

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Trikes are used to transport much more than people.

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And finally, another wheeled vehicle:  the cart pushed by “sorbeteros”.  As they walk the streets, a hand bell advertises that fruit sorbetes (sherbet or ice cream) are passing by.

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