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A Tribute

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Liberation compiled Maya Daniel’s last posts (17 poems and visuals according to his last Facebook post on August 14, 11:55 p.m.). Maya Daniel, is one of Felix Saldito’s nom de guerre. He posted these poems 10 minutes before he and six other comrades were massacred by elements of the 61st Infantry Battalion of the 301st Brigade-Philippine Army and Philippine National Police (PNP) on August 15, 12:05 a.m. in San Jose, Antique.

Liberation salutes Felix Saldito, Eldie Labinghisa, Peter Mecinas, Karen Ceralvo, and Liezl Bandiola, education and propaganda staff of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Panay. Also killed were their companions Jayson Talibo and Jayson Sanchez.

All were unarmed and non-combatants.


Provincial Capitol Grounds

August Poem

Rainwalkers #12

There’s a growing force

what’s up, etc



A blast, at any hour of the day

Talk with peasants

package of bones

Puff the bloom


I prepared a small anthology of poems for you


Real Revolutionaries Slammed Duterte’s “Revolutionary” Government Plan

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Members of Leftist underground youth organization, Kabataang Makabayan – Lucille Gypsy Zabala Brigade, under the National Democratic Front – Metro Manila, staged a lightning rally at the University Belt in Manila earlier in the eve of KM’s 53rd anniversary.

The group slammed the ‘creeping dictatorship’ of the Duterte administration as it plans to declare a ‘revolutionary government,’ tags the New People’s Army as a terrorist organization and threatens to crackdown Left-leaning legal organizations. (Contributed Photos)


NDFP Peace Consultants as Desaparecidos

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The reactionary governments, through their state security forces, resort to abduction and enforced disappearance to silence those who openly oppose and criticize their oppressive and repressive policies and pose a threat to their rule.

Among the thousands of victims of enforced disappearance in the Philippines under various regimes were the National Democratic Front peace consultants who were abducted when the Gloria Macapagal Arroyo regime stalled the peace negotiations between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). This was also part of then Arroyo regime’s implementation of Oplan Bantay Laya 1 and 2.

The abduction and disappearance of the NDFP peace consultants violated the GRP-NDFP Comprehensive Agreement on the Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) and the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG).

Victims’ relatives filed writ of habeas corpus with the courts and lodged complaints with the Commission on Human Rights but nothing came out of these. Witnesses were afraid or threatened. Nobody was held accountable. Perpetrators were even rewarded with promotions. The culture of impunity persisted.
The GRP has yet to face responsibility for these cases of abduction and enforced disappearances and other human rights violations.

Enforced disappearance is not only ferocious, but also most excruciating for the victims’ relatives. Through the years, they have hoped and waited for their loved ones to surface, although deep inside they knew they were hoping against hope. The loss of their loved ones was difficult to accept. But as their hopes never dim, so does their fortitude to stand up for what their loved ones had fought for. ###

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