In remote areas like Caramoan [where this photo was taken], in town and city streets where buses and jeepneys are not allowed to operate, tricycles are the most common means of transportation. A tricycle is a motorcycle with a sidecar (a passenger cabin)---a local taxi-service with three wheels that will drop you off at your exact destination. Tricycles are commonly seen in inner roads, often for short distances. It fits into alleys and smaller streets, dirt roads, and even in places where there are no recognizable pathways. Fare is seven pesos (or about 15 cents) per person. But if you're in a hurry and don't want to wait for other passengers to fill up the tricycle, you need to pay for the maximum capacity, and it's called a "special trip".
Posted for My World-Tuesday