The Problem Is…

 

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.

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# 2: Cebu Zoo

So, yeah. The Cebu City Zoo and all its tenants need help. The animals need better homes.

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# 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.

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# 4: Pickpockets!

This one is hard to solve. But I’m not losing hope.

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# 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.

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There are those who carry babies around.

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And there are those who dive.

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# 6: Streetchildren

There are hundreds of streetchildren in Cebu City. Some of them collect junk and sell them.

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 Some of them beg to help their families.

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 And some of them just play on the streets and then beg.

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# 7: Public Pissers/Bombers

Although I think this is common all over the country, I really think this practice should be stopped soon.

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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.

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Notice the dried sh*t on those things?  Yes, apparently, some people go to the SRP at night to drop the bomb. LOL.

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# 8: Jaywalkers

When it says Walk, that’s the time that you cross the street.

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# 8: Taggers

They’re those who feel that they’re important enought that all people should see their names everywhere.

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And there are those who do it just for kicks. LOL.

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# 9: Traffic!

Ahhh! Too many cars!

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# 10: Garbage

We should all learn how to keep our city clean.

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We should all do our part.

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# 11: Squatters

Cebu has numerous baranggays with illegal settlers. Like this one in Carbon.

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This one is in Pasil.

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 This one is in Mandaue.

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# 12: Vendors

The vendors block the sidewalks and people are forced to walk in the street and eventually jaywalk. LOL.

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# 13: Dirty Public Beach

Public beaches should be cleared of houses and other structures.

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A public beach in Talisay.

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# 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.

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Let’s all do our part to rid Cebu of her demons. It’s hard. But it’s doable. 😀