With car sales in the Philippines reaching an unprecedented high in 2015—with the number predicted to reach 380,000 brand-new units this year—not a few critics have blamed the worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila on the seemingly unregulated influx of new vehicles. Others, meanwhile, have pointed out that the main problem is that cash-strapped Filipinos hold on to their vehicles for as long as they can, and refuse to let go of their jalopies, roadworthiness be damned. But yes, a handful of old cars do get scrapped and disposed of, as shown by this picture. This man seems to have hit the jackpot. We don’t know how much exactly he will get for this junk, but it should be worth a lot more than newspapers and bottles.
Photo by Ton Llave