Buy a shirt. Help a jeepney driver.
A local clothing store has started a fundraising drive to help jeepney drivers who have lost their source of living because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Magaion, some of whose tie dye members were jeepney drivers, is currently selling tie dye shirts designed with vibrant colors and depicting a multicolored and flashy jeepney. The shirts may be ordered at bit.ly/JeepneyTieDye.
In recent weeks, jeepney drivers have been seen on the streets asking for alms as recession hit the country following months-long lockdowns which threw millions out of work.
First made in the 1950s from leftover US jeeps after the World War II, jeepneys have gained the status as a national symbol in the Philippines.