Faced with increasing fuel prices, customers ‘drive thru’ for milk tea — on horseback

Horsemen in Malaybalay, Bukidnon buy milk tea on horseback amid soaring fuel prices. Photo by Katrina Cudal Hernandez
Horsemen in Malaybalay, Bukidnon buy milk tea on horseback amid soaring fuel prices. Photo by Katrina Cudal Hernandez

Fuel rates in the Philippines have been crazy high, as oil prices increased for 11 straight weeks due to economic ramifications from the Ukraine-Russia conflict — Department of Energy figures showed that diesel had gone up by PHP11.65 (US$0.22) while gasoline soared by US$9.65 (US$0.18) since the start of 2022.

As motorists grapple with these increases in prices, others have taken matters into their own hands. How? By exchanging gas for grass as they ride on horseback.

A group of horsemen in Malaybalay, Bukidnon traded their cars’ horsepower for some, well, horse power as they satisfied their milk tea cravings at a local tea shop called Forest TEA.

Shop owner Katrina Cudal Hernandez recorded a video of a group of customers “driving through” her establishment to get their milk tea fix.

In the video, Katrina is seen handing out the orders to the horsemen as their horses trot and queue up one by one.

“Fuel price hike? No problem! Satisfy your milk tea cravings no matter what,” Katrina wrote on social media.

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