Monday, November 26, 2007

Dec 2 on Rock Ed Radio >> "Lupang Hinirang" > let's try to find out more about the Sumilao Farmers' protest march.

The episode with law students scheduled for Dec 2 will be merged as an overview of the Sumilao farmers' march.

Join Gang and Lourd as they talk to law students about the issues surrounding the Sumilao protest march. Guest roster: Mr. Quirico Ligmon, a Mapalad farmer will be our main guest, along with Mr. Aison Garcia of SALIGAN and Mr. Soc Banzuela, head of Pakisama and ADMU teacher, supporter of the protest march. Atty Jan Jan Eugenio is also expected to join us. (all-star cast ulit 'to)


As guest commenters and 'legal observers' --we have Lyle, bass guitarist of Kala, 5th year law student DLSU, Ira, host of Hapinas on QTV, 4th year law DLSU, Leonard, President Lyceum Law School Student Govt, Mike, member of the Jose Laurel debate society, 4th year law student, and Clarence, member of the band called Hinlalato and 4th year law student at Lyceum.

Aia de Leon, lead singer of Imago and most probably Vin Dancel, lead singer of Peryodiko will join us as well. We have also extended invitations to some of the Sumilao march organizers to grace this episode with their presence, let's hope they can come.

In the meantime, read as much as you can about this situation.

Articles on this issue found online:

Full Position Paper of the Sumilao Farmers
The True Story on Mapalad Farmers by Ducky Paredes



We'll keep you posted.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Nov 25 on Rock Ed Radio >> "Utang ng Ina Ko" a primer on our national debt



Kanino tayo may utang? Gaano kalaki ang utang natin?


Paano natin naging utang yan? Sino umutang? Sino nakinabang?

Linawan lang.

Kausapin natin ang Freedom from Debt Coalition, subukan natin mag imbita ng taga NEDA, o Economics Professors. Sa ngayon ang nag confirm pa lang ang FDC reps na sina James Miraflor at si Emman Hizon.

Abangan.

Pagkatapos nito, EMO na talaga tayong lahat...

photo credit: http://www.debtireland.org/

Note:

* Jal Taguibao, UP Manila Political Science Professor and Sugarfree bass guitarist will co-host in this episode.



Sunday, November 11, 2007

Nov 18 on Rock Ed Radio >> AMBOT SA EMO*



Speak out or shut up.

To quote National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera "Eh, ano nga ba itong emo?"

Featuring the people from http://www.rakista.com/

Guest roster: Melvin Macatiag of TYPECAST, Joe of TOO LATE THE HERO, Paulo of BLUE BOY, Gigi--emo fan, Francis is a self proclaimed emo purist. All registered 'residents' of http://www.rakista.com/

Quark Henares (Blast Ople, Us Two) and Nix Puno (Area 5, Us Two) will be guest moderators.

Abangan.

*"ambot sa imo" - an Ilonggo phrase roughly translated as "Ewan ko ba sa 'yo."
photo credit: Jake Verzosa copyright 2006

Monday, November 5, 2007

Nov 11 on Rock Ed Radio >> Who are the Neo-Angono artists?



Recently, a group of young artists called the Neo-Angono artists were commissioned to paint a mural for the National Press Club. It was to be unveiled at an event of the NPC. After finishing the work, the piece was revealed on the 55th anniversary celebration. The mural was tasked to visually depict PRESS FREEDOM. On revelation, the mural was edited by another artist, covering elements that were deemed to be "leftist." (viva press freedom!) Here's a portrait of Prof Randy David given a sloppy make-over.
Here's a headline change, with the faces of the Burgos family also altered.

Let's talk to the Neo-Angono artists. What do they stand for?
How free is free for a visual artist? How free is free for a human being, for that matter?

Here's Andres Bonifacio's alibata "K" tattoo edited because it might be misconstrued as "leftist."
We want to know what you think about this. Comment on this page or text NUMSG [space] messge to 29107 on Sunday at 8pm.

KAYO, ANO TINGIN NIYO?

In the meantime, read more about this.



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