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Activists hold 'die-in' protest at Timog Ave, Quezon City to express their outrage over the Supreme Court’s decision to bury the deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani. November 8, 2016.   Philippine  Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro,

Women and Workers Outraged by SC Decision on Marcos Burial

Thursday, 10 November 2016 | Written by
Activists hold 'die-in' protest at Timog Ave, Quezon City to express their outrage over the Supreme Court’s decision to bury the deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani. November 8, 2016.   Philippine  Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro,

SENTRO Sentro ng Progresibo at Nagkakaisang Manggagawa, Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP), and AKBAYAN have been rallying to oppose President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to bury Marcos in the hero’s cemetery.  November 8, 2016.   Philippine  Online Chronicles images /Photograph by Edd Castro

SENTRO Sentro ng Progresibo at Nagkakaisang Manggagawa, Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP), and AKBAYAN have been rallying to oppose President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to bury Marcos in the hero’s cemetery. November 8, 2016. Philippine Online Chronicles images /Photograph by Edd Castro


Women and worker activists held a noise barrage in Quezon City this evening to express their outrage overCanada Goose Hombre the Supreme Court’s decision to bury the deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

The groups World March of Women (WMW), Sentro ng Progresibo at Nagkakaisang Manggagawa (SENTRO) and Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) have been rallying to oppose President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to bury Marcos in the hero’s cemetery.

“We shall never forget this day. The decision of the SC is a grave insult to the memory of those who died under Marcos rule,” according to Jelen Paclarin, Executive Director of the Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau (WLB). “The burial of Marcos in LNB is the death of justice – as the remains of the Dictator shall be laid in the ground, so shall what remained of hope and our faith in the justice system.” The group asserted that Marcos is not a hero, but a dictator who brought upon atrocities and suffering to the country and the Filipino people can never be called a hero.
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Josua Mata, Secretary General of SENTRO, expressed that the SC decision tramples on the sacrifices of all trade unionists whose lives were taken in fighting the Marcos dictatorship. “This is another nail on the cross ofCanada Goose Pas Cher vente democracy in the country,” added Mata.

“We fought the Marcos dictatorship fiercely and sacrificed our youth so that our children will live free from fascism,” stated Jean Enriquez, Philippine Coordinator of the WMW. “But President Duterte would rather fulfill his campaign promises to the Marcos family, which left the democratic forces with no recourse but to file petitions at the Supreme Court,” she added. They vowed to continue resisting the grave abuse of discretion by the president in ordering the Marcos burial at the heroes’ cemetery, despite the SC failing them.

Activists hold 'die-in' protest at Timog Ave, Quezon City to express their outrage over the Supreme Court’s decision to bury the deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani. November 8, 2016.   Philippine  Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro,

Activists hold ‘die-in’ protest at Timog Ave, Quezon City to express their outrage over the Supreme Court’s decision to bury the deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani. November 8, 2016. Philippine Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro,

“This SC decision does not represent the position of the thousands of Filipino people who have lived, experienced and understood the horrors during the Marcos dictatorship, said Judy Pasimio, Executive Director of Lilak (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights). “Our resistance to the burying of truth and that tragic part of our history will continue,” she added. The group noted that indigenous and Moro people have been severely abused during the Marcos regime.

Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP), Focus on the Global South, Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center, Foundation for Media Alternatives, Youth and Students Advancing Gender Equality, iDefend, and the Coalition Against Marcos Burial petitioners were part of the action.

Press Released: Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa- SENTRO
Timog Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines. Nov. 8, 2016.
Philippine Online Chronicles images/Photograph EddCastro

Fr. Gilbert  Billena of the San Isidro Labrador Church blesses the  names of the victims of  typhoon Ondoy  7 th years ago in Bagong Silangan, Quezon City on September 26, 2016  in San Isidro Labrador Parish Bagong Silangan.
Philippine Online Chronicles images / courtesy of Fr. Gilbert Billena (contributor)

7th year commemoration of typhoon Ondoy tragedy in Barangay Bagong Silangan.

Friday, 30 September 2016 | Written by
Fr. Gilbert  Billena of the San Isidro Labrador Church blesses the  names of the victims of  typhoon Ondoy  7 th years ago in Bagong Silangan, Quezon City on September 26, 2016  in San Isidro Labrador Parish Bagong Silangan.
Philippine Online Chronicles images / courtesy of Fr. Gilbert Billena (contributor)

Fr. Gilbert  Billena of the San Isidro Labrador Church blesses the  names of the victims of  typhoon Ondoy  7 th years ago in Bagong Silangan, Quezon City on September 26, 2016  in San Isidro Labrador Parish Bagong Silangan. Philippine Online Chronicles images / courtesy of Fr. Gilbert Billena (contributor)

Fr. Gilbert Billena of the San Isidro Labrador Church blesses the names of the victims of typhoon Ondoy 7 th years ago in Bagong Silangan, Quezon City on September 26, 2016 in San Isidro Labrador Parish Bagong Silangan.
Philippine Online Chronicles images / courtesy of Fr. Gilbert Billena (contributor)


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Student activists to honor the heroes and martyrs of Martial Law

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 | Written by
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Three days before the forty-fourth anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law by former Dictatorship President Ferdinand Marcos, youth activist group SPARK or Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan will hold advance commemoration rally a brief program at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani to honor and thank the heroes Parajumpers Dame and martyrs who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the struggle for democracy and civil liberties.
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Paninita sa mga minor de edad sa ika 10 ng gabi sa Barangay Bagong Silangan, Q.C. 
Philippine Online Chronicles image/Photograph Edd Castro

Pinaigting na kampanya kontra droga kasabay ng lawlessness sa komunidad.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016 | Written by
Paninita sa mga minor de edad sa ika 10 ng gabi sa Barangay Bagong Silangan, Q.C. 
Philippine Online Chronicles image/Photograph Edd Castro

Dahil sa karumaldumal na insidente ng pagsabog nanaganap sa Davao City noong nakaraan Sabado na ikinasawi ng 14 katao at 68 sugatan napilitan parajumpers dames outlet ang pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na magdeklara ng Lawlessness (kawalan ng Batas) sa buong bansa.

Policeman nabbed in drug raid homemade firearm (sumpak) in Are 5 at Barangay Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, September 3, 2016. Philippine Online Chronicles image/Photograph Edd Castro

Policeman nabbed in drug raid homemade firearm (sumpak) in Are 5 at Barangay Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, September 3, 2016.
Philippine Online Chronicles image/Photograph Edd Castro

Dahil sa ganitong setwasyon nahigpit na seguridad at pinag igting pa ang operasyon partikular dito sa Metro Manila para sa kaligtasan ng lahat. Dahil dito nagsagawa ng operasyon ang PNP police ng Block 4 station ng Bagong Silangan Lungsod ng Quezon sa pangunguna ni Police Senior Insp. Emil Garcia, Arestado ang tatlong kalalakihan kasama ang dating sundalo ng Philippine Army, nahuli sa mga ito ang shabu paraphernalia, ilegal ng droga o shabu mga arman sumpak (homemade firearms), pana (Arrow) itak (bolo) nadakip ang mga ito dahil sa pakikipagtulungan ng mga parajumpers damen jacke residente ng Area 5, Barangay Bagong Silangan, Lungsod ng Quezon.

Alleged drug user arrested in Barangay Bagong Silangan , Quezon City on antidrug operation "Tokhang" September 4, 2016. Philippine Online Chronicles image / photograph by Edd Castro.

Alleged drug user arrested in Barangay Bagong Silangan , Quezon City on antidrug operation “Tokhang”
September 4, 2016. Philippine Online Chronicles image / photograph by Edd Castro.

Kasabay rin ang pinaigting na kampanya sa ilegal na droga ang “Oplan Tokhang” nagsagawa rin ng paninita (check point) ang mga opisyal ng Barangay, sa pangunguna ni Gigi Bolanio kasama ang ilang miyembro nito sinita ang mga menor de edad na gumagala sa kalye sa ganap na ika-10 may mga ilang kabataan rin ipinauwe ng mga tanod sa kanilang mga tahanan ganun rin sa mga internet cafe.

Paninita sa mga minor de edad sa ika 10 ng gabi sa Barangay Bagong Silangan, Q.C.  Philippine Online Chronicles image/Photograph Edd Castro

Paninita sa mga minor de edad sa ika 10 ng gabi sa Barangay Bagong Silangan, Q.C.
Philippine Online Chronicles image/Photograph Edd Castro

Ika-4 ng Setyembre araw ng Linggo sa isang homilya ng kura-paroko (parish priest) ng Parokya ng San Isidro Labrador ipinanawagan sa pamamagitan ng homilya ang lumulubhang karahasan o patayan extrajudicail killings sa Bagong Silangan sana daw ay bigyan ng halaga ang kasagraduhan ng buhay ng tao maging ito man ay kriminal, maging mayaman o mahirap hamon sa mga parokyano na wag lamang sa pamamagitan ng pagkokomento sa facebook sa halip ay magbantay at hadlang ang karahasan bilang pagsunod sa turo ng simbahan o alagad ni kristo. At bago matapos ang misa hinikaya’t nito ang mga tao na manahimik at mag-alay ng sandali para sa mga biktima ng pagsabog sa Davao City noong nakaraang biyernes ng gabi.
Setyembre 2016. Lungsod Quezon.

Artikulo at mga kuha ni Edd Castro

Philippine Online Chronicles image/Photograph Edd Castro

A man throwing garbage into Marikina river . Aug. 13, 2016
Bagong Silangan, Quezon City. Philippine Online Chronicles images / photograph by Edd Castro.

A man throwing garbage into river

Monday, 22 August 2016 | Written by
A man throwing garbage into Marikina river . Aug. 13, 2016
Bagong Silangan, Quezon City. Philippine Online Chronicles images / photograph by Edd Castro.

A man throwing garbage into Marikina river . Aug. 13, 2016 Bagong Silangan, Quezon City. Philippine Online Chronicles images / photograph by Edd Castro.

A man throwing Parajumpers Dame garbage into Marikina river . Aug. 13, 2016
Bagong Silangan, Quezon City. Philippine Online Chronicles images / photograph by Edd Castro.

Sa ating mga kababayan, lalo na yung mga parajumpers polo shirt damen naninirahan sa tabi ng ilog, huwag

naman natin itapon ang ating mga basura, solid waste kung saan-saan lang. Itong nakaraan mosoon rains paulit ulit ang problema sa basura sanhi ay malawakan baha dahil sa kawalan resposibilidad partikular sa mga naninirahan sa tabi ng ilog at estero. A man throwing garbage into Marikina river . Aug. 13, 2016 Bagong Silangan, Quezon City. Philippine Online Chronicles images / photograph by Edd Castro.

Youth sector from militant group Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM)    join  workers in commemoration International Labor Day 2016.  Marching Manila City Hall towards the historic Mendiola Bridge where they shall hold a joint program.  Philippine Online Chronicles image photograph by: Edd Castro, May 1, 2016. Manila, Philippines.

Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino and militant groups urge voters to think outside of the ballot box for “endo” of Contractualization.

Monday, 2 May 2016 | Written by
Youth sector from militant group Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM)    join  workers in commemoration International Labor Day 2016.  Marching Manila City Hall towards the historic Mendiola Bridge where they shall hold a joint program.  Philippine Online Chronicles image photograph by: Edd Castro, May 1, 2016. Manila, Philippines.

PRESS RELEASE
May 1, 2016

SANLAKAS and Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino  commemorate  the130th of International Labor Day, workers from different areas in Metro Manila yesterday converge at  Manila City Hall  before marching towards the historic Mendiola Bridge where they shall hold a joint program. Philippine Online Chronicles image photograph by: EddCastro, May 1, 2016. Manila, Philippines.  

SANLAKAS and Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino commemorate the130th of International Labor Day, workers from different areas in Metro Manila yesterday converge at Manila City Hall before marching towards the historic Mendiola Bridge where they shall hold a joint program.
Philippine Online Chronicles image photograph by: EddCastro, May 1, 2016. Manila, Philippines.
 

FOR their May First celebrations, various cause-oriented groups – including two, which are vying for party-list seats in the upcoming May elections – marched to Malacanang today to call for an end to contractualization and elite rule.
Members of partylists Ating Guro and Sanlakas, and militant organizations Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) and Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM), converged in front of the Manila City Hall for a short program before marching to Mendiola, under two huge red banners with the slogans: “Eleksyong walang ilusyon! Manggagawa, panghawakan ang kinabukasan! Itayo ang gobyerno ng masa!” and “End contractualizaton!, Labanan ang Pandaraya! Iwaksi ang Elitistang Paghahari!”

Youth sector from militant group Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM)    join  workers in commemoration International Labor Day 2016.  Marching Manila City Hall towards the historic Mendiola Bridge where they shall hold a joint program.  Philippine Online Chronicles image photograph by: Edd Castro, May 1, 2016. Manila, Philippines.

Youth sector from militant group Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM)  join workers in commemoration International Labor Day 2016. Marching Manila City Hall towards the historic Mendiola Bridge where they shall hold a joint program. Philippine Online Chronicles image photograph by: Edd Castro, May 1, 2016. Manila, Philippines.

“Endo” for contractualization
Leody de Guzman, BMP president and Sanlakas nominee said, “The mere mention of the problem of contractualization by all candidates at the recent presidential debate would not appease the millions of contractual workers and the threatened trade union movement, since it is a grave concern that warrants immediate and decisive action. Contractualization means cheap and docile labor. It not only denies the Constitutional right to security of tenure but to the rights to living wage and self-organization, as well”.
He added, “The presidential bets do not deserve even a word of praise for bringing this anti-worker scheme to the electoral arena. It was the years of issue campaigning by the labor movement that brought it to the fore. They should rather be reprimanded by their uncanny collective silence on legal loopholes that allow contractualization”.

The labor leader stressed the need to amend Articles 106 to 109 of the Labor Code, which granted to the Labor Secretary the power to regulate, restrict or prohibit contractual employment. The implementing rules to the said provisions are contained in the infamous Department Order #18-A, which has consistently earned the ire of the trade union movement, including its so-called “moderate” sections.
De Guzman clarified, “There should be an absolute prohibition to the contracting out of work that is ‘usually necessary and desirable’ in the normal operations of a business, as such work should be performed by a regular employee in accordance to article 280 of the Code. Only such reform would lead to the ‘endo’ of contractualization”.

ATING GURO partylist joint  in commemoration International Labor Day 2016  Marching Manila City Hall towards the historic Mendiola Bridge where they shall hold a joint program.   Philippine Online Chronicles image photograph by: Edd Castro, May 1, 2016. Manila, Philippines.  

ATING GURO partylist joint in commemoration International Labor Day 2016
Marching Manila City Hall towards the historic Mendiola Bridge where they shall hold a joint program.
Philippine Online Chronicles image photograph by: Edd Castro, May 1, 2016. Manila, Philippines.
 

Public school teachers are toilers too
Joining the militant groups in their traditional Labor Day march are public school teachers from Ating Guro and Teachers Dignity Coalition (TDC), who came in pink.
Benjo Basas, Ating Guro nominee and a classroom-teacher from Caloocan said, “Most people, even some of our co-teachers, do not regard themselves as part of the working class. But the factory worker and the lowly civil servant share a lot in common, despite the difference between private and public sectors or manual and mental labor. We do not own factories, machines and equipment. We work in exchange for our pay. We are toilers. We belong to the same class”.
“Public school teachers are the at front line of our war against illiteracy and idiocy. We usually work for more than eight hours a day since our duties are not limited to classroom teaching. Yet, despite persistent efforts to uplift our teachers’ rights, welfare and dignity, we remain as one of the lowest-paid in the civilian bureaucracy. Hence, in the face of an inconsiderate employer, which no other than the powerful Philippine state, public school teachers must unite with its brothers and sisters in the labor movement,” Basas explained.
Reject “Yellow Regime” and Elite Rule
At the march, Sonny Melencio, chairperson of the Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM) stressed the “particularity of this year’s Labor Day”.

Youth sector from militant group Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM)    join  workers in commemoration International Labor Day 2016.  Marching Manila City Hall towards the historic Mendiola Bridge where they shall hold a joint program.  Philippine Online Chronicles image photograph by: Edd Castro, May 1, 2016. Manila, Philippines.

Youth sector from militant group Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM)  join workers in commemoration International Labor Day 2016. Marching Manila City Hall towards the historic Mendiola Bridge where they shall hold a joint program. Philippine Online Chronicles image photograph by: Edd Castro, May 1, 2016. Manila, Philippines.

Melencio expounded, “Today’s May First does not only occur in an election year. It is also the last Labor Day for the ‘yellow regime’ of Noynoy Aquino. We march to Mendiola not to wish farewell but to bid good riddance to president that has done nothing good to the Filipino workers and their families”.
“Noynoy Aquino has cemented his legacy as the worst president we ever had, not only because of his trademark stoic response to crisis situations such as the Quirino Grandstand hostage crisis, the landfall of typhoon Yolanda, the Mamasapano encounter and the Kidapawan massacre. More so, because his ‘tuwid na daan’ ended up as an epic fail,” he furthered.
“After six years under Noynoy, not a drop of the proclaimed economic growth has trickled to the Filipino masses. The gap between the rich and the poor has widened. Only the oligarchs, who stood as partners to the wholesale plunder of the local economy by foreign monopolies, benefited from the lackluster Noynoy regime. No wonder its annointed successor – the cacique Mar Roxas – gained nothing but popular scorn and disgust,” he added.
“The PLM joins the call for a zero vote for national candidates of the Liberal Party. But we criticize those who ride upon the people’s disdain not just to the Liberal Party but the entire elite democracy that was reestablished by EDSA 1986, to call for a return of the Marcoses in Malacanang or for fascist rule by a populist strongman in the persona of Mayor Duterte. They are carrying correct premises to wrong and worse conclusions. Elite rule in the form of a yellow oligarchy or a Marcos restoration is unacceptable,” the veteran activist surmised.

Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan join  in commemoration International Labor Day 2016  Marching Manila City Hall towards the historic Mendiola Bridge where they shall hold a joint program.   Philippine Online Chronicles image photograph by: Edd Castro, May 1, 2016. Manila, Philippines.  

Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan join in commemoration International Labor Day 2016
Marching Manila City Hall towards the historic Mendiola Bridge where they shall hold a joint program. Philippine Online Chronicles image photograph by: Edd Castro, May 1, 2016. Manila, Philippines.
 

“Think outside of the ballot box” for social change and meaningful reforms
Lidy Nacpil, SANLAKAS chair expounded, “The people may opt to choose for a lesser evil between the warring representatives of rivalrying factions of the elite. But they should not be fooled that the right to choose one’s oppressors would bring about meaningful reforms and social change for the Filipino people. After the elections, the mass of the voting public would return to factories, plantations, offices, and communities where the rule of the propertied minority prevails”.

“We participate in the coming elections with the hope of merely gaining a voice inside the elite-dominated halls of Congress, in order to advance real change that comes ‘from outside’ the corridors of power – in the form of political parties, labor unions, farmers groups, urban poor associations, student councils, and the like. The Filipino people should think outside of the ballot box in their search for social progress and social justice,” she concluded.

Sanlakas and allied organizations shall participate in KALAMPAG or Kampanya laban sa pagkagutom, the holding of nationwide simultaneous actions to demand government to effectively address the El Nino phenomenon beleaguering Mindanaoan farmers which led to the Kidapawan massacre last week. (Philippine Online Chronicles image photograph EddCastro. April 8,2016. Quezon City, Philippines)

Launched today: KALAMPAG or Kampanya laban sa pagkagutom.

Friday, 8 April 2016 | Written by
Sanlakas and allied organizations shall participate in KALAMPAG or Kampanya laban sa pagkagutom, the holding of nationwide simultaneous actions to demand government to effectively address the El Nino phenomenon beleaguering Mindanaoan farmers which led to the Kidapawan massacre last week. (Philippine Online Chronicles image photograph EddCastro. April 8,2016. Quezon City, Philippines)

Progressives to join KALAMPAG
Nationwide simultaneous actions to demand gov’t action on El Nino impacts

Party-list Sanlakas and allied organizations shall participate in KALAMPAG or Kampanya laban sa pagkagutom, holding a protest rally at the main gate of Department of Agriculture Elliptical Road Quezon City  also nationwide simultaneous actions to demand government to effectively address the El Nino phenomenon beleaguering Mindanaoan farmers which led to the Kidapawan massacre last week. (Philippine Online Chronicles image photograph EddCastro, Quezon City, Philippines)

Party-list Sanlakas and allied organizations shall participate in KALAMPAG or Kampanya laban sa pagkagutom, holding a protest rally at the main gate of Department of Agriculture Elliptical Road Quezon City also nationwide simultaneous actions to demand government to effectively address the El Nino phenomenon beleaguering Mindanaoan farmers which led to the Kidapawan massacre last week. (Philippine Online Chronicles image photograph EddCastro, Quezon City, Philippines)

Pots and pans-banging members of Sanlakas and allied organizations shall participate in KALAMPAG or Kampanya laban sa pagkagutom, the holding of nationwide simultaneous actions to demand government to effectively address the El Nino phenomenon beleaguering Mindanaoan farmers which led to the Kidapawan massacre last week.

The group will demand the agency to expedite the release much needed calamity and the standby quick response funds to counter the fast-spreading water and food crisis in the provinces.

 Sanlakas and allied organizations shall participate in KALAMPAG or Kampanya laban sa pagkagutom, the holding of nationwide simultaneous actions to demand government to effectively address the El Nino phenomenon beleaguering Mindanaoan farmers which led to the Kidapawan massacre last week. (Philippine Online Chronicles image photograph EddCastro. April 8,2016. Quezon City, Philippines)

Sanlakas and allied organizations shall participate in KALAMPAG or Kampanya laban sa pagkagutom, the holding of nationwide simultaneous actions to demand government to effectively address the El Nino phenomenon beleaguering Mindanaoan farmers which led to the Kidapawan massacre last week. (Philippine Online Chronicles image photograph EddCastro. April 8,2016. Quezon City, Philippines)

KALAMPAG likewise welcomes everyone to join and bring their own pots and pans or hold their own actions be it in their communities, workplaces and schools.

Sanlakas had also earlier demanded the government to place all 68 provinces affected by El Nino under a state of calamity and not wait for its impacts to be in full effect before responding;

April 8 from 12 noon to 1pm;

In a poster print: "Inutil na Pamahalaan".  KALAMPAGIN or Kampanya laban sa pagkagutom Launched today April 8, 2016 at the main gate of Department of Agriculture, National office along Elliptical Road in Quezon City. (Philippine Online Chronicles image photograph EddCastro, Quezon City, Philippines)

In a poster print: “Inutil na Pamahalaan”. KALAMPAGIN or Kampanya laban sa pagkagutom Launched today April 8, 2016 at the main gate of Department of Agriculture, National office along Elliptical Road in Quezon City. (Philippine Online Chronicles image photograph EddCastro, Quezon City, Philippines)

Department of Agriculture, National office along Elliptical Road in Quezon City. Similar actions shall also be held in the cities of Cebu, Tacloban, Bacolod, Ozamis and Davao.

Book launching invitation (Graphic by: Ryan de la Cruz):  Jaime Gil de Biedma in the Philippines / en Filipinas Prose and Poetry / Prosa y Poesía.  Translated by Alice Sun-Cua, José Ma Fons Guardiola, and Wystan de la Peña. (Philippine Online Chronicle image / Photograph Edd Castro, April 6, 2016, Manila Philippines.)

Book Launching: Jaime Gil de Biedma in the Philippines Prose and Poetry.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016 | Written by
Book launching invitation (Graphic by: Ryan de la Cruz):  Jaime Gil de Biedma in the Philippines / en Filipinas Prose and Poetry / Prosa y Poesía.  Translated by Alice Sun-Cua, José Ma Fons Guardiola, and Wystan de la Peña. (Philippine Online Chronicle image / Photograph Edd Castro, April 6, 2016, Manila Philippines.)
Book Launching invitation (Graphic by: Ryan de la Cruz):  Jaime Gil de Biedma in the Philippines / en Filipinas Prose and Poetry / Prosa y Poesía.  Translated by Alice Sun-Cua, José Ma Fons Guardiola, and Wystan de la Peña. (Philippine Online Chronicle image / Photograph Edd Castro, April 6, 2016, Manila Philippines.)

Book Launching invitation (Graphic by: Ryan de la Cruz): Jaime Gil de Biedma in the Philippines / en Filipinas Prose and Poetry / Prosa y Poesía. Translated by Alice Sun-Cua, José Ma Fons Guardiola, and Wystan de la Peña. (Philippine Online Chronicle image / Photograph Edd Castro, April 6, 2016, Manila Philippines.)

Instituto Cervantes de Manila and Vibal Foundation, cordially invite you to book Launch and documentary premier (tiemen el placer de invitarles a la pesentacion del libro y documental.

Jaime Gil de Biedma
in the Philippines / en filipinas
Prose and Poetry / Prosa y Poesía
Translated by Alice Sun-Cua,
José Ma Fons Guardiola, and Wystan de la Peña

Saturday, 23 April 2016
Sabado, 23 de abril de 2016
at 6:30 pm / a las 6:30 pm
25th Floor, Ayala Tower I &
Philippine Stock Exchange Plaza,
Ayala Triangle, Ayala Avenue, Makati City
Attire: Cocktail
Vestimenta: Vestido de coctel

Jaime Gil de Biedma in the Philippines (en filipinas)
Prose and Poetry. (Prosa y Poesía)
Translated by Alice Sun-Cua,
José Ma Fons Guardiola, and
Wystan de la Peña

Barcelona-based Jaime Gil de Biedma (1929–1990) is one of the most
enigmatic and least understood figures of late 20th-century Spanish
literature. His life and work involved extensive travel to and immersion in
the Philippines, a country which formed him as the United States did the
other great Spanish poet of the 20th century, Federico GarcТa Lorca.
The complete poetry is accompanied by extensive notes taken from
Miguel Dalmau’s monumental biography as well as an international
roster of literary scholars. Gil de Biedma’s diary has been enriched for
the first time by Filipino scholar Wystan de la PeЦa with over 500 literary
and biographical notes, thus affording the first-time reader a deeper
understanding of the art and times of the Spanish writer.
Gathered for the first time in one bilingual volume, the relatively slim
yet complete poetic anthology, The Persons of the Verb (Las personas del
verbo), and his posthumously published diary, Portrait of the Artist in
1956 (Retrato del artista en 1956), can both be interpreted as double
autobiographies where the poetic verses are as much influenced by his
ruminations in prose.
Both the book and its accompanying 20-minute documentary attempt
to reconcile the many contradictory personas of the poet: by daytime an
upper crust gentleman, a high executive of CompaЦТa General de Tabacos
de Filipinas (Tabacalera), and a dutiful son; by night a brooding poet, a
voracious reader, a nocturnal adventurer, vivacious drinking party host,
and a rabid pursuer of pleasure.

Gil de Biedma’s lineage as a chronicler is traced through 300 years of
Hispano-Filipino encounters, from Spaniards Gaspar de San AgustТn,
Wenceslao Retana, Fray Juan Delgado, to Filipino hero JosО Rizal. Gil
de Biedma’s body of work could be claimed to the most deeply reflective
Hispanic postcolonial chronicle. Fiercely conscious of the two countries’
racial history, he sought to transcend the divide with both his writing and
personal relations. Unlike other earlier Spanish writers he boldly uses his
writing and sexuality to forge a bond of commonality between himself as
a Spaniard and the Filipino.

Jaime Gil de Biedma lived true to the promise that he first posited
in his poetry: that the greatest art he would create would be his
very own life.

Bundles of palm  wave outside San Isidro Labrador Parish in Bagong Silangan, Quezon City. Philippine Online Chronicles images / Photograph of EddCastro. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Looking for Faith

Monday, 21 March 2016 | Written by
Bundles of palm  wave outside San Isidro Labrador Parish in Bagong Silangan, Quezon City. Philippine Online Chronicles images / Photograph of EddCastro. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.
Kid on Palm Sunday Mass in San Isidro Labrador Parish yesterday to mark the sixth and last Sunday of the month of lent and the beginning of Catholic tradition "Mahal na Araw".  Philippine Online Chronicles image / photograph by: Edd Castro. March 20, 2016, Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, Philippines.

Kid on Palm Sunday Mass in San Isidro Labrador Parish yesterday to mark the sixth and last Sunday of the month of lent and the beginning of Catholic tradition “Mahal na Araw”. Philippine Online Chronicles image / photograph by: Edd Castro. March 20, 2016, Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, Philippines.

Bundles of palm  wave outside San Isidro Labrador Parish in Bagong Silangan, Quezon City. Philippine Online Chronicles images / Photograph of EddCastro. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Bundles of palm wave outside San Isidro Labrador Parish in Bagong Silangan, Quezon City. Philippine Online Chronicles images / Photograph of EddCastro. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Bundles of palm  wave outside San Isidro Labrador Parish in Bagong Silangan, Quezon City. Philippine Online Chronicles images / Photograph of EddCastro. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Bundles of palm wave outside San Isidro Labrador Parish in Bagong Silangan, Quezon City. Philippine Online Chronicles images / Photograph of EddCastro. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Statesman Jovito Salonga honored, remembered at Senate.
GSIS Building, Pasay City, Philippines. 
Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro.  Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Necrological services para kay dating Senate President Jovito Salonga sa Senado.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 | Written by
Statesman Jovito Salonga honored, remembered at Senate.
GSIS Building, Pasay City, Philippines. 
Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro.  Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.
Statesman Jovito Salonga honored, remembered at Senate yesterday in Plenary Hall,  Senate of the Philippines, Pasay City, Philippines.  Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro.  Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Statesman Jovito Salonga honored, remembered at Senate yesterday in Plenary Hall, Senate of the Philippines, Pasay City, Philippines.
Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Sa huling pagkakataon ang mga senador at dating senador kasama ang buong empleyado ng senado ay nagbigay ng parangal at pagpupugay sa namayapang dating senate President Jovito Salonga kahapon ika 15 ng Marso 2016 sa plenaryo ng Senado kasabay ng pagbibigay ng maramdaming talumpati nila Sen. Rene Saguisag at Senador Tanada noong panahon ng Batas Militar ng diktadurang Marcos.

Matapos ang isinagawang necrological services agad naman inilipat ang kanyang mga labi sa GSIS main office upang doon idaos rin ang isang parangal at dinaluhan halos ng buong empleyado ng nasabing gusali.

At matapos rin ang isinagawang pagpaparangal sa dating senador makalipas ang ilang oras agad namang itong ibinyahe patungo sa House of Representatives sa lungsod ng Quezon upang isagawa ang pagpaparangal kasama ang mga kongresista at mga empoleyado ng mababang kapulungan.

Former Sen.Rene Sagisag dumalo sa necrological rites para kay dating Senate President Jovito Salonga, Kahapon ika 15 ng Marso 2016. Plenaryo ng Senado, Lungsod ng Pasay. Pilipinas) PhilippineOnline Chronicles images / Photo: EddCastro Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Former Sen.Rene Sagisag dumalo sa necrological rites para kay dating Senate President Jovito Salonga, Kahapon ika 15 ng Marso 2016. Plenaryo ng Senado, Lungsod ng Pasay. Pilipinas) PhilippineOnline Chronicles images / Photo: EddCastro Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

"FRIEND AND CO-MARTIAL LAW FIGHTER" Former Sen.Rene Sagisag dumalo sa necrological rites para kay dating Senate President Jovito Salonga, Kahapon ika 15 ng Marso 2016. Plenaryo ng Senado, Lungsod ng Pasay. Pilipinas) PhilippineOnline Chronicles images / Photo: EddCastro Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

“FRIEND AND CO-MARTIAL LAW FIGHTER” Former Sen.Rene Sagisag dumalo sa necrological rites para kay dating Senate President Jovito Salonga, Kahapon ika 15 ng Marso 2016. Plenaryo ng Senado, Lungsod ng Pasay. Pilipinas) PhilippineOnline Chronicles images / Photo: EddCastro Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Statesman and former Senate President  Jovito Salonga honored, remembered at Senate. GSIS Building, Pasay City, Philippines.  Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro.  Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Statesman and former Senate President Jovito Salonga honored, remembered at Senate. GSIS Building, Pasay City, Philippines.
Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

DOWNSTAIRS  -The wake of former Senate President Jovity Salonga transfered from Senate Plenary Hall to  GSIS Head office yesterday, March 15, 2016, Pasay City Philippines.  Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro.  Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

DOWNSTAIRS -The wake of former Senate President Jovity Salonga transfered from Senate Plenary Hall to GSIS Head office yesterday, March 15, 2016, Pasay City Philippines. Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

DOWNSTAIRS  -The wake of former Senate President Jovity Salonga transfered from Senate Plenary Hall to  GSIS Head office yesterday, March 15, 2016, Pasay City Philippines.  Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro.  Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

DOWNSTAIRS -The wake of former Senate President Jovity Salonga transfered from Senate Plenary Hall to GSIS Head office yesterday, March 15, 2016, Pasay City Philippines. Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Senate employees gave tribute to former Senate President Jovito Salonga to honored goodbye   yesterday in Senate Plenary Hall, GSIS Building, Pasay City, Philippines. Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro.  Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Senate employees gave tribute to former Senate President Jovito Salonga to honored goodbye yesterday in Senate Plenary Hall, GSIS Building, Pasay City, Philippines.
Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Statesman Jovito Salonga honored, remembered at Senate. GSIS Building, Pasay City, Philippines.  Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro.  Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Statesman Jovito Salonga honored, remembered at Senate.
GSIS Building, Pasay City, Philippines.
Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Commission on Human Rights, Chairman  Chito Gascon pay tribute to former Senate President Jovito Salonga's  wake during necrological rites in the senate yesterday, March 15, 2016 at Plenary Hall of Senate Building, GSIS, Pasay City, Philippines. Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro.  Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Commission on Human Rights, Chairman Chito Gascon pay tribute to former Senate President Jovito Salonga’s wake during necrological rites in the senate yesterday, March 15, 2016 at Plenary Hall of Senate Building, GSIS, Pasay City, Philippines.
Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Commission on Human Rights, Chairman  Chito Gascon pay tribute to former Senate President Jovito Salonga's  wake during necrological rites in the senate yesterday, March 15, 2016 at Plenary Hall of Senate Building, GSIS, Pasay City, Philippines. Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro.  Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Commission on Human Rights, Chairman Chito Gascon pay tribute to former Senate President Jovito Salonga’s wake during necrological rites in the senate yesterday, March 15, 2016 at Plenary Hall of Senate Building, GSIS, Pasay City, Philippines.
Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Senate employees gave tribute to former Senate President Jovito Salonga to honored goodbye   yesterday in Senate Plenary Hall, GSIS Building, Pasay City, Philippines. Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro.  Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Senate employees gave tribute to former Senate President Jovito Salonga to honored goodbye yesterday in Senate Plenary Hall, GSIS Building, Pasay City, Philippines.
Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Senate employees gave tribute to former Senate President Jovito Salonga to honored goodbye   yesterday in Senate Plenary Hall, GSIS Building, Pasay City, Philippines. Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro.  Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Senate employees gave tribute to former Senate President Jovito Salonga to honored goodbye yesterday in Senate Plenary Hall, GSIS Building, Pasay City, Philippines.
Philippines Online Chronicles images / Photograph by Edd Castro. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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Marso 15, 2016, Senate of the Philippines

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