Come to think of it folks, of the many times I have been to Davao since late 1980s, it was only a few days ago that I took notice of their pedicabs. Yep, the foot driven tricycles. Theirs are covered with big customized umbrellas like you see in this picture.
Similar to those in Malabon and Bulacan? Nah, not really! Those in CaMaNaVa use the colorful umbrellas you can buy from Divisoria. And the flimsy material of those off-the-shelf parasols are very light and can even be penetrated by the sun’s heat or heavier rain drops! On contrast, the customized “roofs” of these trikes in Davao are made of that heavy canvass material commonly used for industrial tents.
Similar to those in Cotabato? Almost but not very much so! Why? Because these that we see in Davao are pedal powered while those in Cotbato’s ORG area have motorbikes to propel the cabs. Plus, the roofs in the Davao City pedicabs are flatter!
I did not ride in any of them, but a nice find just the same, I guess!