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Konsolidasyon

Ni George Tumaob Calaor

Sa ngalan ng huwad na kooperatibismo at modernisasyon

trabaho, kabuhayan at buhay namin…

kapakanan at kinabukasan ng pamilya namin…

15 na araw na lang… iyon ang taning.

15 na araw na lang kaming kakain

at pagkatapos nito, ay wala rin kaming

maibabayad sa upa ng tinitir’han namin…

15 araw na lang na may liliwang

sa gabing kadiliman ay magngitngit

at wala na rin kaming pambayad sa kuryente

at sa init ay putik na manlalagkit ang buhay namin…

15 na araw na lang ang ihihinga namin

pagkat sa karukhaan at imbing gutom

kami ay buhay na ililibing.

Konsolidasyon ang tawag

sa konsolidadong pagsiil

at pagkitil sa buhay

at kabuhayan namin!

Konsolidasyon at sa lawak din

ng konsolidadong paglaban maipagtatanggol

ang katarungan at kabuhayan

pagkat ang mabuhay ay karapatan…

ituloy ang laban natin!

Aklan activists demand military withdrawal from communities

‘Special Ops’ targeting chairperson and spokesperson, BAYAN says

Activists in Aklan province called on the military and police to stop its operations targeting their leaders and demanded the withdrawal of army troops in civilian communities.

In an alert, the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan in Aklan said it condemns the harassment against its chairperson George Calaor and spokesperson Kim-Sin Tugna, as well as members of peoples’s organizations and other civilians.

“We will hold the 301st Brigade of the Philippine Army, the local PNP, and the Duterte government responsible for any harm done to Calaor and Tugna,” the group said.

BAYAN-Aklan reported that a coordinated police and military operation is ongoing against its leaders and members that is “clearly intended to sow fear and silence activists like Calaor and Tugna.”

“This could be a prelude to a wider violent crackdown in the province and region. We remember how state forces previously attacked communities in Capiz and Iloilo which led to massacres and extrajudicial killings,” the group added.

The Philippine Army denied BAYAN’s accusations.

‘Only for training’

In a statement, 301st Infantry Brigade-Philippine Army commander Brig. Gen. Marion Sison said the presence of soldiers Barangay Cawayan, New Washington, and Barangay Poblacion, Kalibo, is part of a 45-day immersion phase as students of the Civil-Military Operations Competency Enhancement Training (CMOCET).

“CMOCET is an In-Service Training of the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division Training School focused on “community consultations and problem-solving sessions,” the general said.

“CMOCET students were not deployed to conduct surveillance on anyone but to apply their learning through community visitations, dialogues, symposiums, and awareness drives,” he added.

Sison also said that the deployment has the approval of local government officials.

Surveillance against activists

BAYAN-Aklan however reported that the soldiers are conducting surveillance operations against Tugna and Calaor, both red-tagging victims by the military.

The group said that Barangay Poblacion chairperson Neil Candelario has confirmed that a “special operation” is being conducted against the Calaor, also a well-established poet, and Tugna.

“In fact, our (Calaor and Tugna) pictures were first shown to him (Candelario) while investigating our persons to the Punong Barangay. It was also the barangay captain who told us about the “special operation” as verbalized by their personnel when they a paid courtesy call to Punong Barangay Candelario on June 20, 2022,” BAYAN-Aklan revealed.

“Moreover, there are people in the communities that can confirm their surveillance activities against Mr. Tugna and Mr. Calaor,” it added.

The group said it fears that the “special operations” would lead to warrantless searches and arrests, and possibly, extra-judicial killings, recalling the massacre of nine Tumandok indigenous persons and the arrest of 17 others in December 2020.

Like the massacre and mass-arrest victims, BAYAN-AKlan leaders and members have been the subject of intensified vilification and red-tagging by the military and the police, it added.

BAYAN-Aklan said the military have no business being in civilian communities except to so fear among the populace. # (Raymund B. Villanueva)

COVID-19/SARSCOV2

Ni George Tumaob Calaor

Pandemyang tinagurian

banta sa kalusugan

at upang ito ay malabanan

palakasin at resistensya’t pangangatawan.

Ngunit ano itong ginawa ng gobyerno?!

sa kaka-lockdown, kabuhayan nami’y gumuho

nawalan ng trabaho ay libo-libo

at mga empresa’y nagsasarado

sa aming mga bahay, kami ay binilanggo

komunidad pinarondahan, nakangising bayarang berdugo

sa gutom at kadalitaan, kami ay iginupo!

“Wala na tayong pondo…” mangiyak-ngiyak na sinabi mo

‘di ba’t sabi mo… “Ako ang bahala…” at kami ay umasa sa iyo

‘ba’t ngayon kriminal, sa amin ang iyong trato

kung sa tuwing lockdown ay otrokratiko’t militarista mong isugo

kami sa takot ay tatakas at tatakbo

at sa gutom kami ay iyong igugupo

na mas nakakamatay pa sa COVID-19/SARSCOV2!

Uulitin ko…

“Wala na tayong pondo…” mangiyak-ngiyak na sinabi mo

at kami naman naawa sa iyo

nguni’t ‘yon pala ay luha ng panloloko

at bilyon-bilyon ang kinokorap ninyong pondo!

Habang heto kami’t gutom at dalitang buong dahas mong iginupo

O ‘di kaya ay kriminal mong ipinapatugis sa bayaran mong berdugo!

‘Di ba’t mas nakakagimbal pa sa pandemyang COVID-19/SARSCOV2?!

Boracay

Ni George Tumaob Calaor

 

naghasik ka ng dahas at nilukob ng takot

yaring isla ng aking pangarap at yaong

pangarap

para sa aking mga supling

ay naging bangungot

sa karimlang aninag ay

hindik sa kanilang

kinabukasan.

 

yaong buhanging dati’y napakadalisay kay

pino at puti

buhanging kumakastilyo sa masagana naming

pamumuhay

buhanging sanay tumatawid sa aking mga

mahal tungong biyaya ng buhay

ngayon ay kinuwadrahan mo sa ganid ng

sakim at ginawang bihag ng pasismo

napaligiran ng mga aso mong bayaran—

gwardyadong-gwardyado

na tulad mong garapal na barbaro, kay

yabang pilit na itinataas pulburado mong noo!

 

ngunit huwag ka’t walang kinilalang bakal na

kamao

ang galit na mga alon ng sa mga kakutsaba

mong dayo

buong bangis at tahasan mong ipinagkanulo

 

ibinulong na ng hangin sa karagatan

ang himutok ng bulkan sa dibdib

ng mga inalipusta mo

 

at di maglalaon…

 

delubyo kang ililibing

sa lunod ng kalaliman

nitong paraiso!

 

at laya sa kalawakan, silahis ay ginto!

 

at timawa ng pagkapantay

ay kawalan ng uring lipunang…

 

rebolusyon ang magtatayo!