MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Jaundice is a yellow discoloration of the skin, mucous membranes, and the whites of the eyes caused by increased amounts of bilirubin in the blood. Jaundice is a sign of an underlying disease process.
But there is another kind of Jaundice that affects Filipinos of a twisted political orientation. It’s called the Yellow Cult or Dilawan in the vernacular.
Today, the Optometrist Association of the Philippines announced a breakthrough in diagnosing the Dilawan-type jaundice.
The new technology involves the usual eye chart used by optometrists to check one’s vision. The difference is that for persons afflicted with the Dilawan jaundice, the letters ‘L’ and ‘P’ automatically become magnified with a yellow circle.
So what are you waiting for? Visit your optometrist today and have your eyes checked. Prevention is always better than a cure!