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Desap

Desap is a new song dedicated to the desaparecido, to their family and friends, and to the continued quest for justice. Written, arranged, and performed by yours truly. Click here to listen.

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Remember the disappeared, struggle for justice!

Desaparecidos, a human rights organization of the families of victims of enforced disappearances held a solemn program at the Baclaran Church to remember the disappeared and at the same time register their call for justice. Nothing has changed in the human rights situation even under the new Aquino administration which already registered almost 20 victims of state-sponsored extra-judicial killings and 2 cases of enforced disappearances in the first hundred days. Music performed by Jonathan and recorded for the play Mrs. B, a monologue about enforced disappearances.

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Filipinos condemn attack on Freedom Flotilla


Filipinos join the whole world today in condemning the Israeli forces’ attack on the Freedom Flotilla. Activists led by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and the local chapter of the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS) picketed the Israeli embassy in Makati City to protest the attack on pro-Palestine activists who were part of a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid for Gaza.

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Maza Ako! –Angel Locsin

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.

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Two-Star Mark

Photo by Raymund Villanueva

Two-star Mark
by Atty. Alnie G. Foja

(NOTE: This is the second essay Atty. Foja has written about the illegally detained health workers, a. k. a. the Morong 43, and forwarded to her friends and colleagues to publish online. Click here for the first essay.)

Yesterday was my second trip to Camp Capinpin. The visit was organized by Gabriela and Gabriela Women’s Party and arranged by the Office of the good Senator, Jamby Madrigal. It was dubbed: “Women Lawyers and Women Legislators visit the Women Detainees” with the objective of probing deeper the allegations of sexual abuses committed against the women detainees and getting first-hand details from the women-detainees themselves.   Continue reading

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Inescapable Conclusion

Merry Mia-Clamor, M. D. in a radio interview during the Court of Appeals habeas corpus hearing. Photo by Raymund Villanueva

Inescapable Conclusion
by Atty. Alnie G. Foja

Today, I was awakened with thoughts of Doc Merry and Rey. Doc Merry (Dr. Merry Mia-Clamor) and Rey (Reynaldo Macabenta) are two of those illegally arrested at a health training in Morong, Rizal and who are now being illegally detained at Camp Capinpin. Continue reading

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Ampatuan Massacre Fact-Finding

Kodao Productions‘ joined the National Interfaith Mission for Peace and Justice in Maguindanao which started in January 22 and will end on January 26, 2010. The activity was organized by KARAPATAN, Kawagib, and Kalinaw Mindanao. The mission went to the massacre site in Brgy. Salman, Ampatuan, Maguindanao province where 57 individuals (including more than 30 journalists) were brutally murdered last November 23, 2009. Click for photos by me and Raymund Villanueva.

Of course we also have photos of our light moments during the caravan and fact-finding mission. Check them out: January 22 Briefing | Scenes around Cotabato City | A Tour of Cotabato City | Ampatuan and Maguindanao Scenery | Light Moments at the Fact-Finding Mission | Maguindanao Coverage (Raymund Villanueva’s Photo Album)

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