By Carla Bauto Deña
DASMARIÑAS, Cavite – Multi-awarded artist and Tempo editorial cartoonist Norman Isaac succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle hit-and-run incident that happened on June 7, Sunday.
His wife, Lerma Isaac, confirmed that he passed away 4 a.m., Wednesday, June 10.
According to Philippine National Police (PNP)-Dasmariñas traffic investigator Patrolman Norman Guerra, a concerned citizen called Dasmariñas Rescue after seeing Isaac lying along Jose Abad Santos Avenue in Salitran 4.
There were no witnesses to the incident.
The authorities brought Isaac to the Pagamutan ng Dasmariñas, where he was treated for head injuries.
Investigators were looking at CCTV footages around the site of the hit-and-run for leads that could help the inquiry.
Isaac is a well-respected cartoonist with a number of awards under the belt, including First Prize, ASEAN Editorial Cartoon Contest, 2007; Best Editorial Cartoonist, Global Media Awards, Population Institute, USA, 1997; and
Best Editorial Cartoonist, National Press Club Journalism Awards, 1989.
He is also a two-time Hidezo Kondo Prize Winner in the Yomiuri Shimbun International Cartoon Contest for the years 1983 and 1988.
He was a veteran member of the Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas.