Driving Around in The Philippines


*Jeeps in the middle of the streets filling passengers, no concern at all that they are causing traffic.


*Normal sight at Sales Bridge right beside MMDA traffic enforcers.  Jeeps waiting in the middle of streets waiting to fill passengers.


& jeepneys use the area as terminal…it seems Filipinos think the sign means it’s the other way around…stupid enough for you?


Yes, clearly when Filipinos see a NO LOADING & UNLOADING sign they think it is where they can hop on a ride.



*Yes even huge buses do this.  Here you will see a bus waiting to be filled right in front of a NO LOADING AND UNLOADING sign.



Here’s another example of monkeys using anywhere to go down public vehicles.


*This one looks like she works in a hospital but does not understand English.


But again, what can you expect when cops do the same?


Another thing we love to hate are these people who call on passengers to load jeepneys/buses (see the one below in blue talking to another stupid driver).  They usually cause traffic by stopping everybody else so the monkeys can jaywalk & illegally load jeepneys in the middle of the streets.


Even traffic enforcers/policemen (MMDA to be precise) are idiotic.  Below you will see after letting one bus cross the intersection other vehicles are stopped (as there is nowhere to go because the bus is loading passengers right at the middle of the railroad — this is under Sales Bridge).


*Here in the Philippines, Filipinos destroy railings that prevent them from jaywalking.  Footbridges have no use but to hang ads of politicians.


Sometimes Filipinos also use the streets as automotive shops.


*Yes, clearly, it’s more fun in the Philippines!!!



P.S. here’s a special one I added. I was driving in traffic & there is this motorcycle that wanted to pass by but it seemed my side mirror was blocking them so he slammed it the other way around so they could pass…yes this is how it is in the Philippines (it isn’t more than once that I got hit by a motorcycle & they didn’t bother stopping).  Here he is still stuck in traffic (they guy in red jersey did the act, given the label on his jersey, he seems to be from BRGY. STA. CRUZ ANTIPOLO).


Published in Blatant Stupidiy, Common Discourtesy, Filipino Stupidity, Traffic In Philippines


  1. Profile gravatar of heyjoe

    There are so many things here that remind us that Filipinos are indeed idiots that it is hard to list them all. The list just goes on and on but I think the one thing on the top of my list is Filipino drivers. I know it is difficult to choose the one thing that might drive you nuts here but I do drive a lot here so bad drivers may be my choice. These people are morons on the road. Not just the drivers but the pedestrians also. Not only can’t they drive properly they don’t even know how to walk down the street or cross the fricking road and it’s not just isolated incidents. As you go about your trip it is just one bad experience after another. Never fucking ending. Can’t these people learn anything? Just from experience you would think they could learn how to leave the damn intersection open so traffic can keep moving. That you are suppose to stop at a red light. That you don’t stop your piece of shit jeepney in the middle of the road blocking everyone else. That when you cross the street you look before stepping into traffic. That when you drive at night you turn on your fucking lights. Doesn’t anyone in this country have the ability to learn or to teach someone the right and wrong ways of doing things? Can’t they teach young kids in school how to cross the street? Dear Lord it is absolutely amazing how fucking stupid they are. Two things you must have on your vehicle are good brakes and a loud horn. Oh shit. It’s time for me to go pick up my wife. Back out on the road with the idiots again.

    1. Profile gravatar of Captain PFB
      Captain PFB

      Yeah, I thought this was a well done pictorial of the sheer mindless ignorance of the Filipino. It just drives people with brains nuts to see such brainlessness in an entire nation of people. I’m talking no brain activity whatsoever.

      I always say, I can’t, and never will understand how any human brain could be so……..well………BRAINLESS!

      I know they are human, but the levels of sheer mindless ignorance and stupidity that I see every time I so much as peak out my bedroom window, much less actually go out of my house, constantly makes me question if they are human. I don’t see how any human can really be that box of rocks stupid. I really don’t.

      I will always be mind-boggled about it.

      1. Profile gravatar of FAFI

        If you constantly question yourself if they are human or not, then maybe there is a reason for it? (Big grin 😀 ) Until they get back on par with the rest of the world, then maybe it will be easier for me to identify them as ‘human.’ But for now, that’s the hardest thing in the world for me to do.

        I’ve seen humans in Korea, Thailand, and in America, but I haven’t seen any here unless they were a foreigner. I’ve met a small number of Filipinos who might pass for being human, but that’s once in a blue moon.

        I can’t imagine driving in this shit-hole. My deepest condolences to any of you brave enough to drive here. I already thought of over 100 ways how I would like to die, and driving in Philippines is not one of them. If I ever do consider driving in this shit-hole for whatever reason, I’m gonna make sure I get the shittiest fucking car in the market, because I know whatever I get it’s gonna be all beat-up taking it on these roads.

        I swear to fucking god that riding bumper cars is where Filipinos learned how to drive.

  2. Profile gravatar of Alicia Cummings
    Alicia Cummings Post author

    thanks for the good feedback, i have been taking photos even before as part of my own personal “therapy” to survive everyday driving in the Philippines than losing my wits each time I see blatant stupidity
    it is a shame that in the Philippines a 1km distance takes 1 hour traffic, a lot of time lost all because of Filipinos’ own-doing & lack of discipline, recently I have heard on the news a lot of “stupid” suggestions of government officials on how to ease traffic in the Philippines…they still cannot see that no matter what you do if you do not enforce traffic rules & use the middle of the streets as terminals, nothing will change

    1. Profile gravatar of Captain PFB
      Captain PFB

      The traffic problems are due to the Filipino brain. There is no sense of understanding that rules and laws bring order, and order makes life easier than chaos. Every Filipino is quick to criticize the other for what they do themselves. The Filipino is the pot calling the kettle black. The Filipino cannot and will not stoop to be “under” anything, including rules and laws. In their mind, they all feel they are the exception to the rule, they are above the rules and laws. Therefore they don’t need to follow them. But watch how quickly they point out the rule breaking of others. This is Pinoy Pride.

      Pinoy Pride is the cause of most of the horrible problems and issues with Philippines and it’s people.

      Filipinos are complete idiots in every way.

      1. Profile gravatar of Fr. Bong Bong Jolog Jun III
        Fr. Bong Bong Jolog Jun III

        There was a time when I thought that all sorts of things caused the problem that is the Failippines. I learned long ago that Pinoy Pride is front and center of pretty much every problem that this place has. Such utter, utter mindless fucking imbeciles!

        1. Profile gravatar of Captain PFB
          Captain PFB

          I think it becomes apparently obvious to any foreigner living here after a while that all the fucked-upedness this country has to offer is derived directly from Pinoy Pride.

          For the ignorant, dumb-fuck Filipino, Pinoy Pride is the answer and solution to everything. There is no need to fix anything, because they are so proud to be Filipino. And just wait until you suggest they have some serious problems! Whoa boy! Watch out! Pinoy Pride will come zinging at you from all directions.

          Pinoy Pride fixes everything, yet nothing at all. The pride in Pinoy Pride is sort of like god; so often talked about and believed in, but not a single solitary shred of evidence that it exists. If something good happens, it’s attributed to it, when something bad happens, it’s not god, but the devil.

          1. Profile gravatar of FAFI

            From what I’ve witnessed so far. If something good happens, they say “Thank god.” But when something bad happens, they say “Fuck the government” and blame them.

            The Filipino’s perception of life:

            God = Any white foreigner
            Devil = Any Brown skin pinoy
            Heaven = America (they talk about it all the time at my school)
            Hell = Mindanao
            Hero = Pacquiao
            Villain = The Government

            This has been pretty accurate so far.

    2. Profile gravatar of FAFI

      You are damn right that it takes about an hour to commute 1km in these congested trafficked streets. That’s why I’m better off walking. I agree with your article in everywhere because it highlights the mess I see everyday whenever I step outside onto the main street. My buddy drives here (hats off to him) and it’s quite sad when he navigates with his GPS and the estimated arrival time is NEVER in sync with the actual arrival time when you get to your destination. Example: We were going to Malate Robinsons from where I lived, and when inquiring the ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) it said 25 minutes. In actuality, it has taken us a little more than 1 hour and 15 minutes to get there, thanks to Pinoy Traffic!

      Some of factors that contributed to our delayed ETA were;

      -Jeepneys slowing down traffic on the right hand lane, sometimes also in the second lane from the right too.

      -3 or 4 lanes of traffic turning left onto a 3 lane street

      – Being overtaken by motorcycles who likes to squeeze through traffic

      – Traffic that is perpendicular from us is blowing through the red light like a stampede of wild animals.

      – Constant unexpected lane changes as if they are driving like race car drivers

      Shit like this occurs on a regular basis here, and I swear its like hell on wheels. (There was a street named that where I lived at in Texas = “Hell on Wheels.”) Since you are crazy enough to drive here, I hope you have your will prepared already buddy. So what’s your insurance like? I’m sure it gotta be more than your rent and all bills put together. I don’t think my insurance has the balls to give me insurance to drive in this shit-hole, and I have a perfect 9 year driving record. Airbags sometimes just isn’t enough, I hope you are well protected like a Filipina hooker while operating a vehicle here. Good luck to ya Alicia

  3. Profile gravatar of Spartacus_killingus

    Eehh emmm.. *Clears throat…

    Motorcyclists that drive on the already overcrowded and broken sidewalk…….

    Motorcyclists who drive up stairs and across pedestrian flyovers……

    That is all..

  4. Profile gravatar of TheD

    I was on the pavement and a jeepney mounted the pavement and blasted his horn. I was so offended, I just stood there and refused to move, reminding him that the reason there were no lines on it was because it was a FUCKING PAVEMENT!

  5. Profile gravatar of Fr. Bong Bong Jolog Jun III
    Fr. Bong Bong Jolog Jun III

    I live on a one way street. It’s in a particularly busy part of Quezon City. I rarely leave the house. On those rare occasions that I do venture outside, some steaming pile of Pinoy dog-shit will be driving their fucking motor cycle, tryke or car the wrong way, up that busy one-way street. These mindless shit-bags endanger the live of themselves and others, just because they’re so “special” that they need not obey the rules. I’d like to take to every last one of these fucking retards with a baseball bat. Then move onto the idiots that drive without their lights on at night. Then move along to the imbeciles who drive down the wrong side of the road to be “first” at the traffic lights. Then onto all the buses on Edsa – well – just because. Come to think of it, I’ll just go back inside, lock my door, have a beer, and pretend that I’m somewhere more civilized. Fucking idiots.

    1. Profile gravatar of FAFI

      That fact that you rarely go outside and you always sees this is truly hilarious and believable at the same time since I often do see the same thing on a regular basis during my trips to my local SM. I always get some damn motorcyclist who is not only driving on the wrong side of the road, but he is blazing by me on the pavement, which is suppose to act as a sidewalk for walkers. Do Filipinos NOT know that? Are they THAT fucking stupid? I find it seriously offensive to me when a Filipino boast about being smart all over the internet, especially when they try to argue against me on youtube. Seeing shit like this on a daily basis automatically voids all claims of Filipinos thinking they are intelligent.

      I’m sorry Filo, but I am really starting to hate them now. I know you hate the word “hate” and you feel that it is ugly. But I feel that the actions of these idiots are even UGLIER! I get sick to my stomach by looking at the dumb shit they do, and I’m sure it bothers everyone else here too.

  6. Profile gravatar of 30-30

    google ” D11 Caterpillar Israeli Tractors”
    They are biggest crawler in the world and Israelis have bullet proof glass and armor on them to bulldose Palestine houses,
    Perfect urban renewal machine for the Philippines
    I remember one time in the usa,, a man got pissed off at his neighbors, and welded steel plates around a Cat crawler and ran it into some homes and businesses that pissed him off.
    I think it was in Colorado???