The Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) recently held a gathering in celebration of their 28th year at the UP Diliman library’s Filipiniana section. Coming together were activists detained not only during Martial Law but also by regimes succeeding Ferdinand Marcos’ administration.
Founded by ex-martial law detainees in 1984, SELDA has been so far the largest organization of former political prisoners in the country. They have been most consistent in campaigning for the unconditional release of all political prisoners in the country.
Alex Remollino and Medardo Roda, with many others before them, may have lapsed into history, but the people’s struggle goes on for as long as the conditions they raged against basically persist. And as the struggle develops new forms, good persons step forward to do their share. Thus is how history is made.–Satur Ocampo, Two men who lived, fought for the ‘masa’
Now, after serving three terms in Congress, Ka Satur goes back to journalism with a weekly column for the Philippine Star starting Aug. 21, a key date in the history of the anti-dictatorship movement he was a prominent part of.—Tonyo Cruz, Asian Correspondent
Check Ka Satur’s first column at the Philippine Sta here.
“…shading #37 is a vote for real concrete change. It is a vote for a nation that isn’t afraid to fight for its freedoms. It is a vote for a nation that deserves to have Satur as Senator now. Voting for Satur is voting for a future that will infinitely better, because we aren’t afraid anymore. It is one that we, the masses, the greater majority deserve.”
(Re-posted from Katrina Stuart Santiago’s blog) Satur Ocampo is the one senatoriable who has gotten flack for being guest candidate of NP, which is surprising given how this refuses to believe the truth that he and Liza Maza are running with the party, and not within it. Why is it so hard to understand that? Continue reading →
Always in the forefront of the Filipinos’ struggle against exploitation, oppression, and marginalization, he believes that true democracy is founded on the interests of the masses and not of the ruling elite.
Watch video of actress and women’s rights advocate Angel Locsin on why she will vote for Liza Maza this May 2010. Liza Maza and Satur Ocampo both came from progressive partylists and have a long history of defending the interest of the Filipino people in various fields of struggle.
I think this was taken during MAZALine, a nationalist fashion shoot together with Sandra Araullo, triathlete, model, and daughter of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan chair Carol Araullo. Video from Sinagharaya’s YouTube channel.
Our big boy Elian, Marion, and me in a pose with Makabayan senatoriable and Bayan Muna Partylist Rep. Ka Satur Ocampo.
Here’s an original song I’ve written, arranged, and performed for Ka Satur Ocampo’s campaign for change in the Senate. Hope you guys like it.
Pagbabago sa Senado | MP3 | Music and Lyrics: Karl Ramirez
You can download the MP3 by right-clicking THIS LINK and clicking “Save As”.
This May 2010 Elections, we will be voting for Elian and his generation’s prosperous and progressive future! We’re putting a hundred percent of our trust to the Makabayan senatoriables. We will be voting for them, voting for change in the Senate, voting for our son’s future.
\m/ Rakenrol Liza Maza and Ka Satur Ocampo! Makabayan sa Senado!
Angel Locsin joins senatorial aspirant Liza Maza in nationalist fashion shoot
“Nationalism is fashionable.” This was the statement of women’s rights activist and senatorial candidate Liza Masa, actress Angel Locsin, and triathlete Sandra Araullo when they modeled for MAZAline, a collection of “statement gowns” launched in a photoshoot by Xander Angeles last Monday, February 22, at Edge of Light Studios in Quezon City. Continue reading →
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 →