Just started packing now. The nervousness is now transforming into excitedness.
But instead of family reunions and shopping sprees, I’m going on an Exposure Trip with AnakBayan Seattle where I’ll be integrating with different organizations, sectors and communities to bear witness and experience the harsh living conditions of the people in the Philippines. But more than just poverty-porn and sob stories, I will get to meet the communities and individuals that organize around these injustices and fight for a better living for all Filipino people.
“We will not give in to these conditions that only disregard the heroic role of the youth. We call on everyone to show support and join us in calling for their immediate release. History has taught us that nothing else but the Filipino people’s collective action can create genuine change.”—John Paulo Bautista (Kabataan Partylist-Southern Tagalog Regional coordinator), in response to 7 Militants Including 5 UPLB Student Leaders Detained for Scoring Aquino’s Twisted Policies
“Our search for our identity will, and should, eventually lead us to our people’s struggles: the struggle for dignity, freedom and genuine democracy.”—AnakBayan New York/New Jersey, http://anakbayannynj.wordpress.com/
Ah, cool, you're leaving for the Phils as well? I'll be there too, I leave on the 30th of this month...Wait, this isn't a question...Uh...What kick ass will we rock on the karaoke mic? Yeah, there we go.
Yep, I leave 6/28.. I’ll see you there! I am still deliberatly debating my go-to karaoke song, haha!
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Limited run screen printed posters - 25 signed, dated and numbered by designer and printer.
"Youth On The March - A world of timid and apathetic youth will merely feed all the regimes of injustice and exploitation with a constant flow of manpower for exploited labor and cannon fodder for unjust wars."
- Jose Maria Sison, Published in the Philippines Free Press, November 2, 1986
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“The oppressed internalize the values of the oppressor. Therefore, any group that achieves power, no matter how oppressed, is not going to act differently from their oppressors as long as they have not confronted the values that they have internalized and consciously adopted different values.”—
From Living For Change: The Autobiography Of Grace Lee Boggs.
Gabriela party-list Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan announced that the House of Representatives will discuss House Bill 1799, also known as Divorce Bill of the Philippines today, June 1, reports ABS-CBN News. The announcement was made hours after Malta voted to legalize divorce on Sunday.
According to the report, Ilagan said she also supports the idea of a non-binding referendum like the one Malta had. “We have to face the reality that there are good and bad marriages,” she said in an interview at ANC’s Headstart with Karen Davila. “It would be un-Christian, uncharitable and even going against the law of God if you continue to be in a relationship where you continually beat another person or where you are sexually unfaithful.”