Sunday, January 11, 2015

Some Editorial Cartoons

Happy New Year! Three editorial cartoons for 2015 after taking a break from regular blog posting since my last post. When was that? Lol. Surely I miss this thing. Since the last post I made on this site, there were already countless hot issues which hogged the headlines but failed to land here. These editorial cartoons were in for 2015. The first drawing tackled one of the craziest scandals in the Philippines. Probably you heard or read about the news - how some big-time druglord inmates in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) lived in their so-called cells packed with the amenities of life. It appeared that they still continued with illegal activities even when they were locked up. The scandal was only uncovered when Department of Justice Sec. Leila Delima, raided the cells last year. Obviously, those anomalies were not possible without the knowledge of the people in the management of the NBP.

The second editorial cartoon dealt with the 2015 national budget of the Philippines. The portion on debt servicing was our concern. With its lion's share, the government has to make "both ends meet" through exacting more tax collection.

The third drawing tackled the possible political sabotage on the continuing effort to effect a sustained peace process in Mindanao. In a bid to end the armed conflict in Mindanao, the Government of the Philippines entered into a peace process arrangement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), giving them the chance to govern their own affairs. While this is being worked out, there were incidents of bombing which to my mind, acts which could possibly disrupt the peace efforts.