Finally, we were able to perform Makibaka! at the foot of Mendiola bridge. Performing live at a rally in Mendiola. We missed you Rosel, Loujaye, and Pol! A hundred days of PNoy and nothing has essentially changed. Click here and download the song.
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Rakenrol para sa Bayan pushed through even after the police dispersed the peaceful vigil of farmers at Mendiola bridge last night Oct 6. Moving a couple of blocks away from Mendiola, the cultural event in support of the struggle for justice and genuine agrarian reform pushed through in Bustillos. Together with Roselle Pineda, Tony Palis, Pol Torrentos, and Loujaye Sonido, we performed Makibaka and Balang Araw. Performers at the solidarity event include Axel Pinpin and the Political Party (pronounced parr-tey hey hey), Jeff Pagaduan, and Sining Bugkos.
Rehearsing Makibaka! for the October 6 free “Battle of Mendiola” concert in Chino Roces bridge in culmination of the hundred days of farmers camp-out and in support of the struggle for genuine agrarian reform. Vocals: Karl Ramirez, Roselle Pineda, Tony Palis; Guitars Tony Palis and Karl Ramirez; Bass: Pol Torrente; Elektronika: Loujaye Sonido. Recorded version of Makibaka here.
Here’s Vencer Crisostomo’s post on the lightning rally in Mendiola a few days ago. Photos from Vencer’s Facebook Notes. QTV has a video of the lightning rally and the police’s violent dispersal here. Even media personnel were not exempt from the violent dispersal of the police. Read Pinoy Weekly’s report here.
“Suntukin nyo. Sikmuraan. Sipain. Ikulong nyo kaming lahat. Pero hindi nyan maitatama ang mali at hindi nyo matatakasan ang inyong mga kasalanan sa taumbayan. Walang kaparis ang inyong kawalanghiyaan.” “Walang kasingkatwiran ang pag-aaklas kung sa paghahayag ng katotohanan, itatapat ng mga ganid sa kapangyarihan ang duwag na dahas.” “May araw din kayo. At lalong umiiksi ang oras ninyo sa inyong desperasyon.”