I thought we had a good public transport since we have trains, buses and the king of the road "Jeepney!"
But then I was fortunate to go see the neighboring countries of South Korea and Taiwan. Their public transport is far way better! I mean for me, they were the best! They wad multiple train lines that could get you anywhere. Then they had buses that were on schedule with different lines.
Public transport here is chaotic. Buses have different routes, with no time schedule. MRT, trains sometimes malfunction and are most of the time delayed. Taxis charge a lot, asking extra payment over the meter. It's good we have grab this days. Jeepneys, that's a differennt topic. Right now it's hard to ride a jeep since there is no social distancing. Jeepney's have the cheapest fares.
As to safety, public transport drivers are notorious for being reckless, racing against one another to get the most passengers.