Philippines is known for the "jeepney rides" or what you called a masa commuters, wherein people from all walks of life use to ride from this vehicle. What you mostly experience is that, the driver of this vehicle would stop to a place to wait for a passenger if the case is that, an empty space need to fill-in in the sitting arrangement where passenger can seen each other and tug a long with, a slow moving phase because a passenger needs to load to the place...definitely, if you are rushing you dont like this experience.
I suggest you take an MRT ride where you can take a travel to a designated place as early as you can because this type of rides is more convenient.
Today, January 31,2008, I was indeed need to go to a workshop event along Kamuning Quezon City. I had already in my mind that in order to avoid rushing to beat the time of meeting I need to come earlier to the location. So I took MRT Station at Edsa/Baclaran Station. Their it was a huge people falling-in line to pay to the cashier. I thought it could only take me 5 minutes but because of the strict searching of the guard along the entrance of the Station, it took me almost 10 minutes to fall-in line to be at the cashier. However of my patience, it is quite in need effort less and convenient in riding an aircondition and faster rides at MRT.