“フィリピンで変わりつつある交通手段の変化”

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“Changes in the Transportation System in my city and in the whole Philippines”

Transportation System has started to be modernized in Cebu and other areas in the whole Philippines. Way back in the past years before the pandemic there were many jeepneys and it was the most common type of transportation for commuters. However, now, more of our transportation means are of buses than jeepneys. Some people enjoy the conveniences of getting on buses due to its good atmosphere as most of them are air-conditioned, though others are not because they are just ordinary. In my case I am not a choosy person, so I can choose either of the two. In addition to this, I have mixed emotions on the changes of our transportation means, I am happy that the Philippines can soon follow the other developed countries’ type of transportation, but on the other side of me I am as well sad because the “fare” on buses is expensive and I am also worried about the many poor  people in the Philippines because they will not be able to easily go from one place to another because they don’t have enough money to pay for buses. Actually, I was happy for more than a month because our government has connected with buses and they offered “free rides”, but last June 30, 2021 was the last day of the “free rides offer”. 

Many things have changed in my city and in the whole Philippines because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which brought advantages and disadvantages to people.


セブをはじめとするフィンリピン全域に渡って、交通システムの近代化が始まっています。パンデミックが発生する前の過去数年間、多くのジプニー(現地の乗り合いバン)があり、通勤者にとって最も一般的な交通手段でした。

しかし、現在の主流の交通手段はジプニーよりもバスになっています。バスはエアコンが効いていて、雰囲気が良いので便利だと思う人もいれば、そうではない人もいます。

私の場合、気難しい人ではないので問題ではありません。それに加えて、この交通手段の移り変わりについて色々な感情を抱いています。

フィリピンが、他の先進国の交通手段に追随できることを嬉しく思いますが、その一方で「バスの運賃」は高く、フィリピンの貧しい人々はバス代を払うだけのお金もないため、
移動すら困難で、心配しています。実は、政府はバスの乗車に関して、「フリーライド」を提供してくれたので一ヶ月以上は問題なかったのですが、2021年6月30日にこtの「フリーライド」は終わってしまいました..

COVID-19のパンデミックにより、フィリピン全体で多くのことが変化し、人々に長所と短所がもたされたと実感しています。

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