Manila's jeepney pioneer fears the end of the road

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By Karen Lema MANILA, Nov 20 (Reuters Life!) - The maker of Manila's "King of the Road" fears it could be losing its crown as financial difficulties slowly force the iconic jeepney off the road. Sarao Motors Inc. was one of the pioneers behind the conversion of surplus U.S. military jeeps into passenger vehicles in the Philippines after World War Two, and the colourful, iconic buses are still the country's most popular public transport. But higher fuel prices, saturated jeepney routes ...

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