‘Independent justice’

CHRIST IS DEAD, THE SACADA ARE RISEN

By Nonoy Espina

Philippine Catholic tradition holds that Black Saturday, when Jesus Christ lies in the grave, is devoted to prayer and reflection. But these sacada, seasonal migrant laborers shipped to Negros from Panay, rise at daybreak to resume harvesting sugarcane in a hacienda in Bacolod City.

With Arayat as witness 49 years ago today

This was the spot where Jose Maria Sison, fresh from re-establishing the Communist Party of the Philippines the previous year, met with guerrilla leader Bernabe “Ka Dante” Buscayno to establish the New People’s Army in March 29, 1968,  Read more

Starting them young

Neighborhood kids learn the value of working and earning early by selling flower garlands to churchgoers on a Sunday morning. (Quezon City. Photo by R. Villanueva)

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