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Uniquely Davao: Taxis

Hey! I’ve missed blogging for a month or so, and I will now be sharing about what I saw recently, about Davao City’s taxicabs.

Davao is now home to the country’s friendliest taxi drivers, notable for returning their change up to the nearest cent. Taxicabs here are mostly using the white base color, but it was in late 2008 or 2009 that colored taxicabs were first used.

Maligaya Taxi, one of the largest taxi companies in Davao in fleet number, used  yellow colored taxis to their fleet, making them uniquely colored. Followed suit are other company taxi operators (although some still have white as a base color and only differ in the color of the logo and/or art);

  • Krizia Taxi (grey base color for newer models of Toyota Vios)
  • Holiday Taxi (white base color, black and yellow checkered logo)
  • Mabuhay Taxi (white base color, red scripted text); Mabuhay Black Taxi (black base color, yellow text, with green LED scrollers on top)
  • Madayaw Taxi (violet base color)
  • Blue Taxi (blue base color, obviously)
  • City Orange Cab (orange base color)
  • Ma-ro Taxi (white and green base color)
  • STC Taxi (white base color, black and yellow prints)

There are actually other taxi brands not mentioned and mind you, it may catch your attention someday.

Photos: (these photos are available from the internet)

Madayaw Taxi (Toyota Avanza); Krizia Taxi (Toyota Vios)

Madayaw Taxi (Toyota Avanza); Krizia Taxi (Toyota Vios)

Holiday Taxi (Nissan Sentra)

Holiday Taxi

Maligaya Taxi (Toyota Vios)

Maligaya Taxi (Toyota Vios)

Blue Taxi (Toyota Vios)
Blue Taxi (Toyota Vios)

Mabuhay Black Taxi (Nissan Sentra)

Mabuhay Black Taxi (Nissan Sentra)

City Orange Cab (Toyota Vios)

City Orange Cab (Toyota Vios)

Happy trip!


Davao: Feeling rural in the middle of the metropolis (part 1)

Part 1 of 2

I remember it when Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 housemate Tom Doromal was given the title, “Bukid Prince ng Davao,” it comes to mind how come they say that Davao is in fact a bukid?

Personally, I can still feel Davao’s being rural in a way, because of what the place possesses that lure tourists and migrants to stay here for long and settle here; and that there are really parts of Davao (as a region) that can still be considered a rural area.

But, this is not the emphasis of today’s blog post. It is about the rural feel of Davao City, even though it is considered as the shopping, dining, education and business enclave of Southern Mindanao.

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