One of the good government programs out there is the Department of Trade and Industry’s One Town One Product (OTOP). This program seeks to help small and medium enterprises — like the bamboo craft manufacturers of Bangued, Abra — develop markets for their products. The above photo shows former Bangued Mayor Ma. Zita Valera entering a “vehicle” made of bamboo. You can read more about the One Town, One Product here.
UPDATE: It turns out that the creator of this bamboo jeepney has a son who blogs at The Broken Arrow; read his post about this jeepney here and here. It turns out too that the jeepney actually runs; I thought it was only meant for display that’s why I put quotes in “vehicle” but no quotes are needed since this vehicle is actually used for transport. [Thanks to AnitoKid for the tip.]
PHOTO CREDIT: PIA/Art Tibaldo.