Annual Honoring of Martyrs and Heroes
We present four more heroes and martyrs of the resistance against the Marcos dictatorship. On November 30, Andres Bonifacio day, we will unveil their names on the Wall of Remembrance.
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Red is the Color of Remembrance
by Edicio Dela Torre
Ruby is the name given to a 40th anniversary. The color of ruby is red – appropriate for remembering the 40th anniversary of the 1972 declaration of martial law.
Yesterday, at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Memorial Center, I facilitated a ritual of remembering. Families and friends came from as far away as the province of Quirino and Cavite to share stories about heroes and martyrs enshrined on the Wall of Remembrance.
The activity was organized by Journey With Heroes, a group of Bantayog volunteers whose mission is to keep alive the memories of our heroes and martyrs. Also, we want to tell the story of their lives to the generation of Filipinos who have no experience or memories of the years of repression and resistance.
Every quarter, we invite relatives and friends of heroes and martyrs whose death or birthday (in some cases, both) fall within that quarter. Yesterday’s remembrance was for those from July, August, and September.
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“Rage for RH! — Rally against Gender Discrimination, for Women’s Empowerment!”
In celebration of women’s month, Reproductive Health Advocacy Network (RHAN) invites you to “Rage for RH! — Rally against Gender Discrimination, for Women’s Empowerment!” on 30 March 2012, from 3:30 to 7:00 pm, at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Grounds, Quezon Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City.
While celebrating the many victories women have gained throughout our herstory, this gathering of women and men aims to: 1) unify women and women-supporters on the central place of reproductive health and rights in women’s lives; 2) creatively and collectively express our outrage at the capture of health policy-making by religious conservatives; and 3) highlight the value of women’s lives and empowerment in nation-building.
The event will include an art exhibit showcasing Agnes Arellano’s sculptures on women’s bodies, booths/stations where participants can enjoy several means to creatively express their frustrations over the ongoing delays in the passage of the RH Bill, a ritual of commitment through dance, chants, noise-making, and a cultural program of poetry reading and performances by pro-RH artists and personalities.
For Details please contact:
Likhaan (926-6230; 411-3151; firstname.lastname@example.org), or through their mobile phones: Joy Salgado (0915-407-9894); Ellen San Gabriel (0916-602-5203); or, Mina Tenorio (0927-425-0213).