19 Jan JUAN on ‘The Jeepmobile off to Rome?’
JUAN SAYS: Our jeepney will soon make “ikot” in Rome IF plans of sending the jeepney-inspired popemobile to Rome will push through. We wonder if the Swiss Guard driver are well trained to accept payment from behind while keeping his eyes on the road, and mathematically calculating how much change should the passenger receive. We also wonder if the Swiss Guards can keep up with which passenger has paid and not. Seriously though, what an iconic representation of the Philippines should the “jeepmobile” hit the cobblestoned streets of the Vatican. Should they need a barker, we are volunteering the uber loud and uber enthusiastic cheerleader during the mass at the Quirino Granstand. There he can have his pep rally, in Latin if he wants to.
“I explained to him that here in the Philippines, the jeepney is the most common way of commute and it is the one used by ordinary people, simple people. And he said he liked it. We might send it to him to Rome as a gift of the people,” Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle said in a press conference on Sunday. (Source: www.abs-cbnnews.com)