In Philippine history, anti-Marcos marches along the thoroughfare of Ayala Avenue served as a prelude to that led to the 1986 peaceful Edsa revolution and the same thing could be said for the Energy [R]evolution as electric-powered jeepneys are set to revolutionize the Philippines’ most recognizable icon, with a historic test drive along the busy streets of Makati City, the country's financial hub.

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Korina Bustarga Account Supervisor working in Makati

Q: What do you think of the program implementing Electric Jeepneys?

A: There's less pollution, makes us use renewable energy so that we don't make use of fossil fuels....That's good for the environment.

Q: Would you support the use of E-Jeepneys in Makati?

A: Of course, why not?

Person on the Street: Korina Bustarga Account Supervisor

Q: What do you think of the program implementing Electric Jeepneys?

A: There's less pollution, makes us use renewable energy so that we don't make use of fossil fuels....That's good for the environment.

Q: Would you support the use of E-Jeepneys in Makati?

A: Of course, why not?

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Benjamin Fabia President Jeepney Drivers Association (translated from Filipino)

I think that because it's quiet and does not pollute it's more comfortable for people to rice it [than ordinary jeepneys], and everyone gets to save especially with the rising fuel prices.

Q: Do you think [Electric Jeepneys] will allow you to earn more?

A: I think so.

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Eddie Lahara Jeepney Driver PRC-LRT route (translated from Filipino)

Q: How many kilometers is your route?

A: 5 Kilometers

Q: What do you think of the idea of Electric Jeepneys?

A: It's good because it's like driving automatic transmission and you'll also earn

Q: What do you think are the benefits of this project?

A: People won't inhale smoke from gasoline or diesel engines.

Chuck Baclagon