If you've ever heard of stories from foreigners or locals about how they
survived the buses in Manila, chances are it might be true. Generally,
the city buses here are refurnished ones from Japan. They strip the
buses that are decommissioned in Japan and continue using it here. Some
of the operators believe this is cheaper but the pollution coming
from second hand, poorly maintained buses will already make you fear
commuting. Eitherway, if pollution from buses doesn't kill you, you could always get run over by one?
A good news is that the MMDA (Metro Manila Development Authority)
together with the
LTO (Land Transportation Office) is cracking down on illegal and
smoke belching buses. This is one of the impounds chockfull with
illegally operated buses.