Government offices have been good to me lately. Earlier, I had myself registered for Comelec in less than hour. So was yesterday with my NBI clearance. Yes, I’m starting to perform my citizenly duties.
The NBI Cebu City office is currently a jungle, a place where one can devour another once he cut the line. You have to be there the whole day for what? For another schedule, and surely a long queue. That is crazy shit. But off to a town called Tuburan, 96.7kms from the city proper, and you can acquire your NBI clearance fast and easy — just like what our local fastfood chains offer — and eat a scrumptious dinuguan-and-liempo-meal at the nearby carenderia for lunch.
Tuburan is a good 2-hour drive from Cebu City. But it would take around 3 hours for a bus or v-hire en route to the said town. Travel time is longer than the actual NBI clearance processing but it’s better than standing under the scorching sun when you’re in the city. Plus, it’s good to see such greens along the way — a breather from the city’s hustle and bustle.
Tuburan can be reached via Transcentral Highway (in red line) for those who want to try cliff-edge driving, or via Naga (in blue) for the boring ones.