MANILA/JAKARTA -- Jolu Bunda spends up to four hours a day commuting to and from his job as a bank manager in Metro Manila. He leaves for work by 5 a.m. to beat the worst of the Philippine capital's notorious rush-hour traffic, and he makes sure to leave the office as soon as his shift ends 12 hours later.
"It's stressful, but I make it a point to leave work on time to find a good seat on the bus," he said. "I'm wary of nights out. As much as possible, I need to be home and asleep by 10 p.m."