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Jeproks, Projects of Quezon City and Jeepney Routes for Commuters
It's such a funny coincidence when Tutubi heard Mike Hanopol sing "Laki sa Layaw (Jeproks)" on a lazy afternoon when the following day Inquirer Research published the origin of the word Jeproks used on the song.
Later that day, Tutubi went to the GSIS building in Pasay to attend a meeting and found out a close friend from Landbank also was present. In going home, he hitched a ride in his friends car since it's his coding day.
An officemate of his friend also rode with them and during terrible traffic in Malate, he interviewed Tutubi on personal stuff and started telling stories of childhood days when he learned Tutubi lives in the Munoz area of Quezon City, just a short ride from Project 8 where he spent his childhood days.
And what has Jeproks got to do withh this stuff? It turned out the term “jeproks,” widely used in the late 1960s and 1970s, from the song “Laki sa Layaw (Jeproks)” is a reversed version of “project.” The term refers to the youth (particularly the hippies) who came from the middle-to-low middle-income housing projects of the government (e.g., Project 2 and 3) through the People's Homesite and Housing Corporation (PHHC), the precursor of the National Housing Authority.
So much for the origin of Jeproks, now in relation to this Tutubi gives this information on How to get to Project X in Quezon City.
People in Manila, particularly in Quezon City, only see jeepneys plying the "Proj 2&3," "Proj 4," Proj 6," and "Proj 8"
Project 1: Now Roxas District Project 2: area near Kamias/Anonas Project 3: area near Kamias/Anonas Project 4: area Near Cubao/Araneta Center/Katipunan Project 5: area near Project 4 Project 6: the area behind SM City North EDSA Project 7: presently Veterans Village bordering EDSA and Roosevelt Avenue Project 8: area near Congressional Avenue
what are the Quezon City jeepney routes from Manila? Taking España and Welcome Rotonda (now Mabuhay Rotonda) as starting point, being the boundary of Manila and Quezon City and use the interactive map below to guide you. Tutubi lived for ten years in Sampaloc, Manila that's why he has a pretty good grasp of the jeepney routes that pass by España but the actual ends of the jeepney routes are missing or need a little tweaking, please leave a comment to complete.
Interactive map of Projects of Quezon City with Mabuhay Rotonda (lower left of frame) as reference point.
Project 1, now Roxas District, from Welcome Rotonda, drive on Quezon Avenue, then right to Scout Chuatoco [landmarks: St. Peter Funeral Homes and Pegasus] to Roxas District...
Project 2&3: two routes actually. The first route goes to E. Rodriguez, left to Tomas Morato, Right to Kamuning, cross EDSA, Kamias then right to Anonas... Second is via Quezon Avenue, right to Timog, right to Tomas Morato, left to Kamuning, cross EDSA and then Kamias right to Anonas...
Project 4: Take E. Rodriguez, cross EDSA Cubao (Ibabaw) to Aurora Avenue, right to 20th Avenue(?)...
Project 6: cross to Quezon Avenue, left to West Avenue (actually a U-turn after Delta) cross EDSA (Paramount, actually right to EDSA, then U-turn), right to North Avenue (SM City North EDSA, Trinoma and MRT North Avenue Station), left Mindanao Avenue, right to Road 1, left to Visayas Avenue...
Project 7: takes similar route as Project 8 up to Del Pilar St and Roosevelt Avenue. Not so common route these days for jeepneys. They used to advertise SM City Annex after going inside Veterans Village but is actually misinformation as you need to cross EDSA to actually get to SM.
Project 8: Quezon Avenue, left to Roosevelt Avenue (actually a U-turn then right to Roosevelt (Landmark: Pantranco and Mercury Drug), cross EDSA to Congressional Avenue (right to EDSA, U-turn then right to Congressional. [Landmarks: Munoz Market, Walter Mart North EDSA and LRT 1 Roosevelt Station), left to Shorthorn (U-turn then right), Road 20 then General...
Lastly, there's another jeepney that regularly pass by Welcome Rotonda, the Fairview route that deserves mentioning here even if it's not a Project of PHHC. Fairview jeepneys take Qeuzon Avenue all the way to Circumferential Road, Quezon Memorial Circle and Quezon City Hall, right to Commonwealth Avenue, pass by PHILCOA, University Avenue (entrance to UP) and UP-Ayala Technohub, Tandang Sora flyover, Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) all the way to SM Fairview.
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