Pagpupugay People’s Lawyer Romy Capulong!

Sa aking pagkakaalala, 1992 noong una kong nakilala (at naalala) si Atty. Capulong dahil sya ang abogado ng aking Tatay. Talagang maaalala ko yun dahil mahaba-haba ang preparasyon ng pagkikita. Nagpaluto pa si Tatay ng adobong manok, hinintay lumamig ng konti at ipinalagay sa garapon. Ito ang kanyang munting regalo sa isang dakilang abogado.

I came across this 1992 Midweek issue a month ago at the library and museum of the Bantayog ng mga Bayani. You can read the 3-page interview here.

In 2010, I remember being assigned the task by Kodao Productions to edit and upload this video of Ka Romy giving his keynote address at the 5th Conference of Lawyers in the Asia-Pacific. Sya ay chairperson noon ng National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) and the president of the Public Interest Law Center (PILC). Wala halos putol ang editing and overwhelmed din ako, kami, sa talumpati ni Ka Romy.

A week after, I was able to complete this song. A part of the first stanza came from a concept by one of Grace Saguinsin’s students at Miriam College. This was recorded and published in 2010. Performed recently at the tribute for people’s lawyer Ramon Te of the Makabayan Coalition.

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One response to “Pagpupugay People’s Lawyer Romy Capulong!

  1. Patricio D. Valenzuela

    Law practise from poor..Mabuhay ka Kasamang Abogado ng Sambayanan

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