Sounds Chinese to me. I saw the name on a street sign in Manila in 2006 and wondered, "Who in Philippine history is Ped Xing?"
Then I came across an article by a Filipino columnist with the same thought about some unheralded Chinese hero now being honored by naming a street after him. Flabbergasted, he soon found out that Ped Xing is actually short for PEDestrian CROSS(X)ing.
Ped Xing. Who would have thought?
So when I came back to Manila again this year, 2009, I saw a lot of intersections with the glaring Ped Xing sign. And I just wonder, will the below average promdi get the message?