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Gloria Capitan (third from left) with members of the Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Mamamayan ng Lucanin (SNML)

By Galileo de Guzman Castillo, Focus on the Global South & Carmina Flores-Obanil, 11.11.11

A LONG WAIT FOR JUSTICE. Mounds of melted candle wax spread below the chair where Gloria Capitan sat in her family’s karaoke bar on July 1, when two unidentified motorcycle-riding men shot her in the neck. No suspects have been caught up to this day.

GLORIA CAPITAN. Mother. Community leader. Anti-coal activist. Environmental and human rights defender. Fellow comrade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HULYO UNO

By Galileo de Guzman Castillo[i]

 

Nang ang itim ay pinalitan ng pula

At nag-iwan nang ‘sang malalim na marka

Na siya namang nagsisilbing alaala

Para sa mga naiwan ni Ka Gloria

 

Sabay na bumuhos ang luha at ulan

Nagtatanong, sinong may pananagutan?

Nagpapalahaw, nasa’n ang katarungan?

Naghihinagpis, ito ba ang hantungan?

 

Gloria, holds a postcard demanding justice for Jennifer Laude, a Filipino transwoman who was murdered by an American military serviceman, Joseph Pemberton, who was in the Philippines to participate in joint Philippine & US military exercises in 2014.

Struggling on Dangerous Ground [i]

By Val De Guzman [ii]

 

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