Phenomenological Study of Private Actions in Public Transportation (Public Utility Jeepney) (81278)

Session Information: Cultural Demography
Session Chair: Zachary Neal

Sunday, 26 May 2024 11:25
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 603
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Jeepney riding is an everyday experience of most working Filipinos. Despite being a common and ordinary occurence, the reality of unrelated individuals coming together in a closed public vehicle is profound. Experiences with these Public Utility Jeepneys (PUJs) affect not only the individual but the whole community and the government. Issues in public transportation can be addressed not only through policies and/or actions from private or public institutions, but also through conscious actions of those using these PUJs. This paper will examine the actions of private individuals in these public spaces. The discussion is divided into three parts: Space, Senses, and Gender & Age. Under the discussion of Space is the individual's consciousness of how much one can temporarily own an area in the jeep. In Senses, the question of how much degree of sound, scent, and touch is permissible in this closed space. The consideration of surrendering one's seat to another is the main concern in final part, Gender & Age. The study hopes to reiterate that a conscious passenger brings about a better public experience.

Raphael Dean Polinar, University of San Carlos, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Mr Raphael Dean Polinar is a University Postgraduate Student at University of San Carlos in Philippines

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