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DAVE HERNANDEZArt AppreciationBSACCTY 105CAMOTE DIGGER:An Allusion of Hunger, Food Insecurity and Poverty in the PhilippinesGrowing up being a poor while experiencing hunger is not a life— it is a survival. This isa saddening message one might realize from viewing Camote Diggers, an unfinished painting byBotong Francisco before his sudden death in 1969.The painting depicts a wretched old woman and a thin child, possibly her son, diggingsome camote for their food.Through Camote Diggers, Francisco were able to give us a peepabout how malignant the hunger crisis was during the post- World War II and even up to this day.The painting itself gives us an idea on how food insecurity and hunger make an impact on peoplelives and on the ability of a country to lift itself out the mud of poverty.In fact, Philippine isfacing serious hunger and poverty, ranking 69 out of 119 and placing the nation under the‘Serious’ category in the Global Hunger Index. (Reports, Top 10 Facts About Hunger in the

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