anakbayanla:

Balitang America news coverage of last week’s action demanding Justice for Freddie Ligiw and his family! Justice for all victims of human rights violations! Stop the killings in the Philippines!

anakbayanla:

Anakbayan Los Angeles - 2013 Year in Review

It took longer than expected, but I finally finished Anakbayan Los Angeles’ 2013 Year in Review video!

One year…

Exactly one year ago, right around this time of night, my flight was just taking off from LAX and headed to the Philippines as I prepared myself to experience the land where my family and ancestors came from. A few short weeks after that, it was time to reflect on everything I experienced in the Motherland. Looking back on what I wrote, there was one part that stood out for me:

I’d like to say that this was a life changing experience (which it does feel like right now), but I think that can only be assessed on a more long term basis. What will happen months from now after I’ve gone back to my comfortable life in the States? Will I get caught up in all the distractions? Or will I be more grounded and inspired to keep organizing and keep fighting for the people?

Living in a capitalist country with a culture based on consumerism, I’m in a never-ending remolding process, but for the most part, I feel like my experience last year really was a life changing experience. There’s so much more I can write, but I’ll just leave it on that note.

TUNE IN to our first-ever nationwide episode of Anakbayan-USA Radio this Friday, August 3, 2012 from 8-10PM PST! http://ustream.tv/channel/ab-usa

THEME: Advance the Filipino Youth Movement Nationwide!
[I’ll be co-hosting the show, too!]

TUNE IN to our first-ever nationwide episode of Anakbayan-USA Radio this Friday, August 3, 2012 from 8-10PM PST! http://ustream.tv/channel/ab-usa

THEME: Advance the Filipino Youth Movement Nationwide!


[I’ll be co-hosting the show, too!]

Tune in TONIGHT from 8pm-10pm (PST).  It’ll be my first time (co)-hosting the show, so let’s see what kind of zany awkwardness will come of it!!

But seriously though, we’re gonna be covering a lot of good topics (especially our recent trip to Chicago).

Tune in TONIGHT from 8pm-10pm (PST). It’ll be my first time (co)-hosting the show, so let’s see what kind of zany awkwardness will come of it!!

But seriously though, we’re gonna be covering a lot of good topics (especially our recent trip to Chicago).

Out of all the music footage I shot in Chicago, I think this was my favorite performance of the night. I remember listening in on one of their run throughs the day before and thinking, “Daaaamn…not only are they dope MCs, but they’re also droppin’ knowledge too?! Word.”

I’ve said it before, but the Pacific Northwest has been my favorite region for the last couple of years as far as Hip Hop is concerned. Blue Scholars, Macklemore, Grynch, Gabriel Teodros, and a whole lot more have had steady rotation in my iPod, but I can’t believe I never knew about the Seattle kasamas until a couple weeks ago!!

I just found out that one of them is coming down to LA at the end of June too, so you know we ‘bout to get in a studio session or two. Be on the lookout for that SEA to LA collab!!

jerconde:

“Bayan Bayan Ko” - Kath Zarate

It feels like I heard this song every morning in Chicago at the KRCC. I miss all my kasamas.

I love this song.

(Chorus)
Bayan bayan ko (My motherland/nation)

Gumising ka (Wake up)

Ang kalayaan mo’y inagaw na (Your freedom was taken/stolen)

Taong bayan (People of the motherland/nation)

Kumilos ka at sama-sama (Let’s take action and do it together)

Sa pag-alsa (For the revolution)

(Verse)
Walang magbubulag-bulagan (No one will be blind)
Walang magbibingi-bingihan (No one will be deaf)
Sa problema ng bayan (With the problems of the motherland)
Pagkilos ang kailangan (We need to take action)
Sa daming pinagsasamantalahan sating lipunan (From the numerous people oppressed/taken advantage of in our society)
Walang tanging paraan kundi pag-aklas ng sambayanan (There is no other means except for our society to come together and strike)

(Chorus)

(Verse)
Mag-aalab ang paglaban (Our fight will grow stronger)
Mula sa kanayunan patungong kalunsuran (From the countryside to cities)
Ng nagkaisang mamamayan (With the citizens united)
Lulupigin ang kaaway (Our enemy will be crushed)
Durugin ang mapang-aping hanay (Crush the oppressor)
Ng ganid na dayuhan at mga taksil sa bayan (By the greedy foreigners and traitors of the people/nation)

(Chorus)

(Verse)
Mula sa pangunahing pwersa (Beginning with the oppressed people in the frontlines)

Hanggang sa pambansang burgesya (Until the national bourgeoisie)

Magluluwal ng paglaya ang bayang nagdurusa (The people/nation will be free from all oppressors)
Angkinin ang tagumpay (Victory is ours to claim)
Kakamtin ang pagkakapantay-pantay (Achieve equality for all)
Habang buhay sa patnubay ng dakilang gabay (A life forever guided by great support…for the people)

(Chorus 3x)

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kiwizzo:

CHICAGO!!!!!! Saturday May 19th! Bandung 55 rockin’ LIVE! Don’t miss it!



A week from today I’ll be in Chicago and a few days later I’ll be at this event. Can’t wait!!

kiwizzo:

CHICAGO!!!!!! Saturday May 19th! Bandung 55 rockin’ LIVE! Don’t miss it!

A week from today I’ll be in Chicago and a few days later I’ll be at this event. Can’t wait!!

cinemilitancy:

kiwizzo:

The National Democratic movement of the Philippines - Bay Area style. 15 years and counting. Honored to be a part of it. And the work ain’t done yet. ISULONG!

Our people’s movement have come along way. Its an honor to be part of this protracted struggle. An honor to struggle with kasamas who want to shed light to the injustices in our society. I am thankful that this movement has taught me how to be a revolutionary. This is where i learned how to put theory into practice, how to be accountable and responsible to the people i am serving, where i learned to love the people as much as self, where i learned how to remold my backwards thinking, and more importantly, where i learned how to value the relationships in this movement. Lookin forward to the future. Lookin forward to the people that will eventually organize. Lookin forward for people to actually understand how to make concrete community change and see revolution in the future. 

hindi pa tapos ang labang to, Isulong!

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intellectlbc:

Tune in AnakBayan LA Live Radio Show tonight 8-10PM! If you wanna hear some positive swag music, and wanna know whats going on around the world to yo local LA hoods, tune in and give it a listen! Yeeeee! (Taken with instagram)



Tune in TONIGHT y’all!! I’ll be spinning a quick set around 8:45 (but you should still listen to the whole show cuz it’ll be dope)!

intellectlbc:

Tune in AnakBayan LA Live Radio Show tonight 8-10PM! If you wanna hear some positive swag music, and wanna know whats going on around the world to yo local LA hoods, tune in and give it a listen! Yeeeee! (Taken with instagram)

Tune in TONIGHT y’all!! I’ll be spinning a quick set around 8:45 (but you should still listen to the whole show cuz it’ll be dope)!