Jeepney Diaries: Colorums in Escolta

Colorum” jeepneys are now a trend in some parts of Manila, and some other cities as well. You can see them along familiar places in that city, notably Escolta in Sta. Cruz & beside the underpass near the City Hall. In this blog, I’ll talk about my encounter on colorum jeeps that ply the route Sta. Cruz-Pier.

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My journey began at the cathedral, wherein I took some pictures of colorum jeepneys and interacted with some people about them. They told me that “Colorum” jeepneys are trending in Escolta and all that.

In going to Sta. Cruz, I talked to a driver, who rode the jeep holding the route “Retiro-Pier”. He told me that he travels with that said route during mornings, but he travels from Sta. Cruz to Pier during afternoons. The reasons behind the latter are that sometimes his body aches especially while driving, and traffic in Avenida is heavy during afternoons, he doesn’t wanna waste time getting stuck in traffic. He even gave me some background about “Colorum” jeepneys. Those are the kinds of jeepneys never renew their license plates and/or franchise because of lack of money and have white license plates. Although they travel from Sta. Cruz to Pier, they have no mentioned routes on their sides & have no franchise at all. Some of them are private-type ones. Thus, they can travel to anywhere they like without getting arrested by the Police. Despite traveling from Sta. Cruz to Pier, his jeep still holds the registered route (in which he occasionally travels) & is still registered.

While in Sta. Cruz, I stayed at the middle isle of Plaza Sta. Cruz near Escolta and took some pictures of colorum jeepneys like these:

A long-time colorum jeepney.

A long-time colorum jeepney.

A new comer colorum jeepney. This used to run from Libertad - Pier 15.

A new comer colorum jeepney. This used to ply the route from Libertad – Pier 15 until early this year.

In going back to Intramuros, I talked to another driver, who rode the jeep holding the route “Blumentritt-Pier”. He told me that he travels with that said route during early mornings, but he travels from Sta. Cruz to Pier during late mornings & afternoons. The reasons behind the latter are that traffic in Avenida is heavy during afternoons. He even gave me more background about “Colorum” jeepneys, by pointing out the jeeps without license plates, which are confiscated by the LTO. The drivers of the said jeepneys are against the LTO and are part of an illegal organization, where he’s also part of. He told me that he lives near the gas station near Blumentritt, hence the route. However, his last registration renewal was 3 years ago, since his jeep used to hold the route “Divosoria-Baclaran”, until it changed to its current route (in which he occasionally travels).

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To wrap things up, here’s what I learned from the drivers. Some owners of jeepneys tend to never renew their license plates and/or franchise, once expired, because they lack money. This causes their jeepneys to have white license plates, hence considering them colorum. In some cases, LTO aouthorities confiscate the license plates of some jeepneys for multiple violations (just my guess). However, they still travel without license plates, but now, as a colorum.

Recently, I observed that the colorum jeepneys unfortunately have multiplied, especially in Escolta. I don’t know what to do with them, but I hope VM Isko will solve the problem about them, even the ones near City Hall.

I hope you like my 1st post for Jeepney Diaries. More of these to come soon…

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