Saturday, October 30, 2010

HRV Cartoon

Human rights violations is one of the problems that the present government has to address. But while it vowed to take action against it, the Aquino administration has yet to produce results.   

No Ghost Story

I like the story of ABS-CBN Ted Failon's Failon Ngayon. Ok, the story is about a family who lives in one of the cemeteries in Manila and takes their meager incomes from cleaning up tombs. I like the story because this breaks from the usual and nonsense ghost stories. This is what we call as sensible journalism. Kudos to Ted Failon. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Barangay Elections

Last October 25, Monday, the nation once again witnessed the holding of the barangay elections - a process wherein the basic communities were to choose from individuals aspiring to serve them or the people from this level. While we are happy to continually have this so-called democratic process, we are saddened by the fact that the same was not spared from anomalies purportedly perpetrated by some political candidates or their supporters. Last Monday, we heard of news about killings and other specters of violence and reports about frauds in some areas in the country. 

All these show that we are far from the change we want to have. A change where we will have honest and clean elections.  

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Silence of the Lamb

Er... church on the much-heated debate on the RH Bill. Is there a debate? Hmmm. Of course, I don't draw without basis. The cartoons came after Ret. Archbishop Oscar Cruz brought to fore - to the media - the supposed silence of the Roman Catholic Church on the issue. 

At this happened, another group claiming as Catholics, held a rally to support for the passage of the RH Bill. They are not afraid to be excommunicated by the Church. 

From the very beginning the Church is against any artificial birth control methods -- the only thing perhaps is that there is no media exposure on its stance or it has failed to convince the media. Still, the government should exert efforts to have a constant  dialogue with the Church.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Energy Crisis

Power outage can happen anytime of the day in Mindanao because, contrary to what we believed, the low power supply problem that we had the past months, had not gone away. Probably, there are ways out but other power sources that can be tapped like power barges will likely result in bill hike and therefore detrimental more especially to the poor consumers.