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A jeepney run on flower power

MANILA (SE): The colourful, iconic trademark of Philippine transport, the humble jeepney could be reaching the end of its long road, as the Department of Transportation and Communications has announced plans to phase it out in favour of a more modern people-mover network.

But apart from easing road congestion, a major attraction for foreign adventurers will be removed, as a ride on a jeepney is a must for having more fun in The Philippines. But labour leaders are pointing to widespread human collateral damage.

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Bid for bad taste award

HONG KONG (SE): The Knights of Rizal put in a strong bid for the bad taste award at this year’s Hong Kong Flower Show by mistaking the exhibition for a politico-commercial billboard display.

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