In this cartoon, the oil price hike is agressively pounding on the poor consumers while the government, portrayed as referee calling for a stop to the onslaught, is helpless. This scenario is happening again todate as new rounds of OPI caused prices of basic commodities and transport fare to hike. Actually I drew this cartoon eight years ago. History... er... government helplessness to protect us from the abuses of oil companies repeats itself. By the way, the "bingka" that flew off the mouth of the consumers was his fave rice cake and not a boxer's mouthpiece.