PGH experiences sweltering afternoons, what with the lack of centralized airconditioning in the Charity Wards—and rightly so. We prioritize labs and medications before physical comfort. I took the photo above as I walked out of the Ophthalmology building , seeing a patient there for preoperative clearance. Darkness was creeping in. The shadows were getting longer. It was 4 PM. Night was coming. Directly above was the small tunnel that connects SOJR to the PGH Main Building.
 Sentro Oftalmologico José Rizal, named after the country's national hero—an eye doctor. The building was donated by the Queen of Spain, whose forefathers were our colonizers.