Sunday, February 5
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Tag: Karl Angelo N. Vidal

Living in “the gates of hell”

Living in “the gates of hell”

Perspectives
WALKING, though it may sound superficial, is one of the most efficient methods of commute. Walking short distances to school or work costs nothing, promotes a healthy lifestyle, and reduces one’s carbon footprint. But here in Manila, walking is a stressful and perilous activity for everyone. To begin with, sidewalks are too narrow to walk on—if not absent. It fails to serve its original purpose; instead of being an area where people can stroll, our sidewalks serve as makeshift markets, police outposts, parking lots, illegal terminals, and even nooks for petty criminals. Even in the streets outside the University, the students are at risk of being side swept by vehicles just by avoiding manong fishball or ate lemonade doing their business. My friend once told me that the...