Mini Buses of Cavite

Tanza , Cavite province- Philippines

Mini-buses ply many places from the mid- 1960’s until 1980’s in Morong, Cardona, Binangonan, Angono , Taytay  in the province of Rizal while most mini-buses still ply the route of  Tanza, Cavite City, Bacoor , Naic, Tagaytay  City in  Cavite province until now.

Binangonan Liner is considered one of the first companies which introduced the  mini-bus  had  following signage  : Sta. Ursula, Joel & Aileen, S.A., Monina, Marsha, Tingting, Trinidad, Jaynar, Robeliner, Cabo among others.

I still remember that there are also mini-bus which ply the route of Sapang Palay , Malinta and Bagong Silang and their terminal is at Doroteo Jose station in Santa Cruz , Manila.

Most of the “mini-bus ” or ” baby bus”   were also converted into “service”   and  converted into school buses by their operators and rented out to  students , young professionals or groups.   The interior is like psychedelic  with loud music which accompany the route .  They are hip, fast and funky that can rival any passenger jeeps .

The colorful mini-buses seating capacity can range from 30 to 60 people depending on the size of the bus. Some people also call them auto-bus, trambia

I always ride the mini-buses from Baclaran to any parts of Cavite .

Unfortunately , recent news from Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board ( LTFRB)  is planning the phase -out theses buses to pave way for more modern fleet of buses.

Whenever you are planning to go and visit the province of Cavite and some places with mini-buses or baby buses route. Do not hesitate to ride them and fell the nostalgia and rich transportation heritage of our country.


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