All right. Let’s face it. Although we can see a lot of really nice things happening in Cebu right now, we can also see a lot of really ugly things happening in this beloved city of ours. Like I said, Cebu is awesome, but she is not perfect. She has flaws. And there are a gazillion of them. So, before someone else points out these things to us (uhmm, I think a lot of people have already pointed these things out to us – batangyagit, tagalasang, et al. ). Okay, so let me rephrase it, before someone else points out these things to us again, let’s look at them one by one and see how they’ve become such a menace, and why we can never reach our full potential as long as they’re around.
# 1: Spaghetti Wires
This problem has been around for like, what, since Cebu first had electricity? I hope we find a better solution to keep them a bit tidy. Burying them would surely cost us a fortune, so I hope we could think of something else quick.
# 2: Cebu Zoo
So, yeah. The Cebu City Zoo and all its tenants need help. The animals need better homes.
# 3: Road Safety
There should be a tougher implementation of road and traffic laws.
Take this photo as an example. Although this looks fun, it is actually quite dangerous.
# 4: Pickpockets!
This one is hard to solve. But I’m not losing hope.
# 5 Beggars
They’re everywhere. I’m pretty sure the city has anti-mendicancy laws but no one seems to be supporting them. Based on my observation, there are three kinds of beggars. There are those who are physically handicapped.
There are those who carry babies around.
And there are those who dive.
# 6: Streetchildren
There are hundreds of streetchildren in Cebu City. Some of them collect junk and sell them.
Some of them beg to help their families.
And some of them just play on the streets and then beg.
# 7: Public Pissers/Bombers
Although I think this is common all over the country, I really think this practice should be stopped soon.
This Tanod had to pee in the set of the Kadaugan Sa Mactan reinactment. I wonder how Dennis Trillo and Pacquiao would feel if they saw this. LOL.
Notice the dried sh*t on those things? Yes, apparently, some people go to the SRP at night to drop the bomb. LOL.
# 8: Jaywalkers
When it says Walk, that’s the time that you cross the street.
# 8: Taggers
They’re those who feel that they’re important enought that all people should see their names everywhere.
And there are those who do it just for kicks. LOL.
# 9: Traffic!
Ahhh! Too many cars!
# 10: Garbage
We should all learn how to keep our city clean.
We should all do our part.
# 11: Squatters
Cebu has numerous baranggays with illegal settlers. Like this one in Carbon.
This one is in Pasil.
This one is in Mandaue.
# 12: Vendors
The vendors block the sidewalks and people are forced to walk in the street and eventually jaywalk. LOL.
# 13: Dirty Public Beach
Public beaches should be cleared of houses and other structures.
A public beach in Talisay.
# 14: Poverty
A lot of people are still not able to eat three times a day. And I think that’s a major reason why all other reasons exist, to begin with.
Let’s all do our part to rid Cebu of her demons. It’s hard. But it’s doable. 😀