After two months travelling overseas, I think I must be missing Philippines; The odds of travelling rugged paths; From taking a plane/bus to the province, then to a jeep to the town, and most probably, a tricycle to the actual destination.
Especially in the provinces, the tricycle has been my most reliable resort: whether missing the last trip, muddy, deserted, unpaved terrain, short or long distance, it gets me there.
In Metro and most areas in Luzon, we have a common, regular design for the passenger sidecar but farther away, there is more to just moving the passengers.
I collected a picture of every province's tricycle design, and below are the best I've seen.
1. Mindoro, Lubang Island. Only found in this part of the Philippines, I've never seen anywhere a tricycle with the casing of a jeepney. Lowball though for this design I think is that the casing tend to be very heavy hence slowing down the speed and pulling so much energy. It carries up to 6 passengers though.
2. Maguindanao, Datu Saudi Ampatuan. While anyone may recall this town as the site of the globally publicized media killing, the Pink government buildings and this hip (with real loud high wattage speakers) will calm you a bit when you get to this town. Real Funky and Cool.
will add the pictures from the other provinces sooon :-) Once I complete my compilation
Now look at these fast&furious tricycles from Ilo-ilo currently being marketed (2016) in Ilo-Ilo
(disclaimer: photos taken from the seller in facebook. I did not intentionally miss the details, I just forgot to take note. Nevertheless, there is a watermark for Abella Transport Manufacturing Industries so I think that's them)