Recently, I had the opportunity to do a rendition of the song “Tulog na Bunso”, a popular lullaby in a protest song anthology album (Kung tama ang pagkakapanood ko, nasa pelikulang Ka Oryang ni Sari Dalena din ang awitin). Kailan lang ay naikwento sa akin na ang awitin pala ay orihinal na isinulat noong 1979, nirecord sa cassette tape at unang dinala at lumaganap sa Cordillera.
Music and lyrics composed by Gerry Verzola in 1979.
For this arrangement, I used the same configuration and set of instruments in recording song Elian a year ago. Happy listening!
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.
First posted at the Philippine Online Chronicles.
We will be webcasting live from the Commission on Human Rights in Diliman, Quezon City today at 8 AM during the hearing on the AFP’s illegal arrest, continued detention, and alleged torture of the 43 health workers, also known as the Morong 43. Watch the live webcast at http://www.kodao.org/morong43liveatchr and spread the link.
Photo by Raymund Villanueva
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
Merry Mia-Clamor, M. D. in a radio interview during the Court of Appeals habeas corpus hearing. Photo by Raymund Villanueva
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
(Article from the Philippine Daily Inquirer)
TAIPEI – At the age of 62, film director Yonfan believes the time is finally right to tell childhood memories that are painful not just for himself, but for much of Taiwan.
The Hong Kong-based movie maker’s new release, “Prince of Tears”, deals with the period of Taiwan’s “White Terror”, when the Nationalists, recently arrived from China, ruled the island as a right-wing autocracy.
“It’s a real story that happened during the early 1950s. They were catching Communist spies, imprisoning them or shooting them,” Yonfan told Agence France-Presse in an interview in Taipei.