Saturday, December 22, 2012

Days after Typhoon Bopha

These were some photos taken days after Super Typhoon Pablo or Bopha lambasted part of Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental. My daughter took these photos when they visited their grandparents in San Vicente which was also hardly hit by Pablo.

The victims of typhoon in those areas need relief and rehabilitation support after their homes, properties and economic bases were heavily damaged. 

The good news is that many well-meaning groups and institutions and government agencies ran to the rescue of the victims and support keeps flowing for the areas

Friday, December 21, 2012

Assorted Editorial Cartoons

Super Typhoon Pablo had inflicted so much misery on the people of Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental and some regions in the Visayas. The slow response to such catastrophe could be liken to the defeat Manny Pacquiao suffered from the hands of Juan Miguel Marquez. 

As the Philippines prepares for the upcoming 2013 elections, brewing issues like the much-debated reproductive health haave started to emerge. The staunchly anti-RH Bill Roman Catholic Church threaten pro-RH Bill politicians with so-called Catholic Votes.
The tension between the Philippines and China is not over yet. At the backdrop were reports about the US interest to field patrol in the disputed region.

Well, this was one of the editorial cartoons I did in response to the oil price hikes. 

I read that some of the party-list groups were backed up by Jueteng Lords. This was not new if we believe in the news before and now.
The controversial RH Bill is waiting for the signature of the president. That shows the defeat of anti-RH Bill groups, notably the RC.

 Are were winning against the HIV/AIDS? If reports that HIV/AIDS cases had increased despite, then our fight is losing grounds.
 The Philippine government has vowed to help the poor population in the country. That laudable even when we disagree with the method. But saying that the poor population comprising 26 percent of the population is anomalous. Not a few disagreed with the figure. 

 The RC fight against the RH Bill was long and arduous, I would say. RC's tenacity proved futile in the end. Support for the passage of the bill was overwhelming as far as lawmakers were concerned.