Me and my son Elian during last April's Makabayan! Coalition launching at the UP Bahay ng Alumni.
Here’s great news from the Gabriela website:
Press Release Posted on August 13th, 2009.
Party list representatives Satur Ocampo, Liza Maza and Teddy Casiño are taking their political plans a step further today by registering a new political coalition aimed at carrying through their senatorial candidacies in the 2010 elections.
The three opposition members of the House and their supporters went to the COMELEC offices in Intramuros this morning to formally register the Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan (Makabayan), which plans to field candidates for the Senate and for local government positions in next year’s elections. Continue reading
Rep. Liza Maza of Gabriela Women’s Partylist and Nelia Sancho, Ka Satur’s fellow political detainee, deliver their greetings during the tribute for Satur Ocampo held last May 28, 2009.
In this episode of Satur: A People’s Tribute, listen as Edith Burgos, mother of abducted activist Jonas, gives her inspiring story of Ka Satur as a staunch freedom fighter and human rights activist.
The 4th episode of “Satur: A People’s Tribute” features The Jerks and testimonials from journalist Amando Doronilla, and celebrity Sharon Cuneta.
Watch in the 3rd episode of “Satur: A People’s Tribute” the unique performance of percussionist Paul Zialcita and the Pangarap Aqua Drummers, listen as Armida Siquion-Reyna sings for the crowd, and hear Fr. Ricafort, SVD as he gives a heart-warming testimonial about his friend Ka Satur.
Bibeth Orteza together with Bayan Muna Representatives Neri Javier Colmenares and Teddy Casiño served as the emcees at the UP Bahay ng Alumni. Watch a unique medley of Filipino folk songs performed by violinist John Lesaca in Kodao Productions‘ online series “Satur” a people’s tribute directed by Joel C. Lamangan.
Kodao Productions presents the first episode of “Satur” directed by Joel C. Lamangan. The people’s tribute was held at the UP Bahay ng Alumni last May 28, 2009. The tribute was prepared by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, Bayan Muna, and the human rights organization KARAPATAN.
Watch Aiza Seguerra, Bituin Escalante, and the People’s Chorale as they perform Jun de Leon’s arrangement of “Bayan Ko” in this debut episode of Kodao’s online series. Stay tuned for more episodes.
Here’s Gabriela Partylist Representative Liza Maza’s “Boses ng Masa” Youtube channel.
During the people’s tribute for Ka Satur last May 28, the alternative film group STExposure (Southern Tagalog Exposure) made an 8-min video about the life and struggles of Ka Satur. The video was uploaded in youtube by STExposure’s Real REEL Youtube account.
Last May 28, a tribute was held for Ka Satur by his kin, friends, and comrades in the mass movement. Various artists were also there to pay tribute to Ka Satur. I’m posting here the YouTube videos of the performances of Aisa Seguerra, The Jerks, Brownman Revival among others. Continue reading
Here’s Raymond “Mong” Palatino’s message to the Filipino youth on the historical event of seating the first youth representative in Congress.
Kabataan, tayo ang pagbabago
Five years in the making for the country’s sole youth sectoral party-list, but better late than never and victory is still sweet for all Filipino youth.
Kabataan Party-list, the largest youth party in the country, represented the youth sector in the 2007 elections. It was the second time for our organization to run in the party-list elections. In 2004, we ran under our previous name, Anak ng Bayan, and were among the top choices for party-list based on pre-election surveys. Anak ng Bayan, however, fell prey to massive cheating. A significant number of our votes were anomalously counted in favor of another party-list group, thus our change of name in the 2007 party-list elections. Continue reading