Jeepney Tote Bag
Jeepney Tote Bag
Jeepney Tote Bag
Jeepney Tote Bag
Jeepney Tote Bag
Jeepney Tote Bag
Jeepney Tote Bag

Jeepney Tote Bag

Regular price $33.00 CAD
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The Cultural Significance of Jeepneys 

Emerging from the remnants of World War II, Jeeps, or Public Utility Jeepneys, have transformed into a cultural icon and an essential form of affordable public transportation for over 40% of commuters in Metro Manila and many provinces. Dubbed the "hari ng kalsada" (king of the road), jeepneys navigate routes where limited transportation options don't reach, providing a crucial service.

For many Filipinos in the diaspora, the imagery and fonts of jeepneys serve as a powerful connection to our culture and identity. It is vital to understand the challenges that drivers and operators face in the Philippines and to stand in solidarity with them. Learn more about the struggles of Filipino jeepney workers through PISTON's work and our blogs.

PISTON has been at the forefront of the #NoToJeepneyPhaseOut campaign, opposing the PUV Modernization program in the Philippines. They fight to promote and advance the basic demands of Filipino transport workers for decent and stable work, livable income, freedom of association, and all their economic and democratic rights.

15% of the proceeds from this product collection support PISTON's mission to advocate for a just and pro-people Philippine transport system.

Product Features

  • Medium: 18.5"W x 12"H x 5.5"D
  • Large:  22"W x 16"H x 6"D
  • 12 oz./yd² (US), 20 oz/L yd (CA) 100% heavy cotton canvas
  • 10 inches handle drop
  • Large main compartment
  • Front exterior pocket
  • Non-zipper bag


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