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‘Jane, ikaw ang liwanag sa dilim’–Rico Blanco

I am nowhere near completing the sorting of notebook scribbles and photos in my documentation of the first ever Elements National Songwriting Camp initiated by Ryan Cayabyab and the cool team of 7101 Music Nation. At hindi ako mapakali! Sa tingin ko ito ang unang dapat kong i-post. Continue reading



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Performing at the solidarity to free the 43

Tony Palis and I performed at the cathedral hall of the Episcopal Church in E. Rodriguez Avenue during the November 12 solidarity and cultural activity in support of the campaign to the free the 43 health workers. We sang Tony’s new composition “Manggagamot ng Bayan” dedicated to the Morong 43 and all patriotic health workers in the country and Makibaka.

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Start in our own backyard, Free the 43

Inquirer.Net But while Mr. Aquino seems to be passionate in working for the release of Suu Kyi, he does not seem to be very concerned about the detention for the past nine months by government forces of 43 health workers … From all indications, the arrest of the 43 was highly irregular and unjust. The President himself said a review of the case showed that the soldiers who raided the resthouse had an arrest warrant for only one person who was not even at the resort at the time.

Yes, it’s not just Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma who should be freed. Let’s start in our own backyard. “Free the 43!”The Philippine Daily Inquirer Nov 9, 2010 Editorial Photo from www.arkibongbayan.org

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Blues for the 43

Free the 43 is a song for the 43 health workers illegally arrested and detained by the military.

Music and Lyrics by Carl Lopez / Arrangement by Renato Reyes and Aki Merced / Sung by Aki Merced / Guitars and Harmocia performed by Renato Reyes / Sound Engineering and Mixing by Karl Ramirez / Recorded at Kodao Productions

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Live Webcast of 2nd CHR Hearing on Morong 43

This time, the AFP is required by the CHR to present the 43 illegally detained health workers. We will be airing live on Kodao Productions’ website the Commission on Human Rights’ 2nd hearing on the Morong 43 on April 12, 2010 9 AM (09:00 UTC+08:00).

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Live Webcast of Morong 43 Hearing at CHR

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.

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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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