Liga ng Kabataang Propagandista (LKP), a group of writers advocating for the use of Filipino language, information and expression to express aspirations for freedom and democracy, launched their online folio on the ongoing pandemic lockdown.

Aptly named “Sosyal Distancing,” the literary compilation gathered works that tackled the struggles of the various marginalized sectors under the militarized lockdown.

“Nais ng LKP, sa pamamagitan ng sining ay mapukaw ang damdamin ng mga makakakita nito o makakabasa upang sa ganoon ay mamulat sila sa tunay na dinaranas ng sambayanang Pilipino” LKP member and Sining Bugkos Education and Research officer Rafael Mendoza said.

[LKP wants to use arts to arouse the feelings of those who perceive and read them so they will become enlightened with the real situation the Filipino people are suffering.]

The group aims to create content and encourage other writers and aspiring ones to be made aware and voice their opinions of the social and political issues surrounding the almost two-month long lockdown that should have been imposed, designed and implemented for medical interventions amid the COVID-19 pandemic—but still lacking the most basic of medical needs after more than 50 days: sufficient personal protective equipment for health workers on the frontlines and real mass testing.

The group also released poems to give their take no issues or extend solidarity to people who are suffering on various issues connected to the lockdown.

This is the poem one of their members wrote when residents of Sitio San Roque in Barangay Bagong Pag-asa in Quezon City were violently dispersed, arrested and detained when they went out to the street and asked for aid.

Tula ng pakikiisa sa mga mamamayan ng Sitio San Roqueni: Nicolai MariMaririnig ang kalampaganng mga katawang…

Geplaatst door Liga ng Kabataang Propagandista op Woensdag 1 april 2020

 

Another compelling work of the group is the poem written when Winston Ragos was shot and killed by police near a lockdown checkpoint in Quezon City:

TRIGGER WARNING: VIOLENCE"Ang Pagtawid"ni Nicole CorpuzSa kanyang pagtawid sa kabila,Ito na pala ang hangganan.Itaas ang kamay at ikaw ay dumapayung lapat sa lupaang mga kamay na hindi alam kung ano ginawaang paang nagkamali ng hakbangBawal kang magsalita"Wala akong pakialam kahit may baril ka"Putangina! Mali ka nang binanggaTutukan ang nasa labasBarilin ang magsalitaKalabit ang magiging hudyat ng katapusan.Walang kapkapan'Di uso ang tanunganWala mang ginawa, basta barilin mo na lang.Wala ng ligtasAng mga katawang nag-aalilanganMahuli sa labas ay tiyak na 'di na muli makakapasokSa kanilang pagtutok ng barilna kahit kanino puputokSino mang manghimokPasokSa listahang inabotLunokSa pagbalot ng kilabotNg mga putok na kumatok sa kung sino mang-udyokSusuksokSa kalamananSa sentidoAt kung saan nila matipuhan,Ang mga balang walang kinikilalaSilang mga halang ang kaluluwa,walang lugar ang pagmamakaawaIlag sa mga sigaw na "dapat kinapkapan niyo na muna"Nakalimutan na tao rin ang kinakalaban nila.At sa huli,Nagtapos sa dalawang putokWalang usapanWalang tanunganwalang kapkapanAt sa kanyang muling pagtawid sa kabila,papunta ng kabilang buhay.#HustisyaParaKayWinstonRagos

Geplaatst door Liga ng Kabataang Propagandista op Vrijdag 24 april 2020

 

 

“Para ito sa mga taong nagdurusa ngayon sa ilalim ng pasistang rehimen ni Duterte at sa kinalaunan ay mapakilos ang mga ito at makilahok sa pakikibaka ng masang Pilipino para sa tunay na kalayaan at kaunlaran,” he added.

[These are for people who now suffer under the fascist Duterte regime, at that they will soon mobilize and participate in the struggle for genuine freedom and democracy.]

Their ‘Sosyal Distancing’ collection is growing. You can check out their works on these following links:

Magandang araw! Maglalabas ng serye ng mga akda ang Liga ng Kabataang Propagandista ukol sa hirap na dinaranas ng iba't…

Geplaatst door Liga ng Kabataang Propagandista op Zaterdag 28 maart 2020

 

Day 1:

Sosyal Distancing: Day 1"Ingay sa Gitna ng Quarantine"ni MalachSa buong Kamaynilaan, tatlong lugar lang ang maingay…

Geplaatst door Liga ng Kabataang Propagandista op Maandag 30 maart 2020

 

Day 2:

Sosyal Distancing: Day 2"Frontliners"ni Kriselle ng Gabriela Network of ProfessionalsNakakaawa na sila'y…

Geplaatst door Liga ng Kabataang Propagandista op Dinsdag 31 maart 2020

 

Day 3:

Sosyal Distancing: Day 3"Palakasan"ni C.L RomeoListahan siya'y magtatakda sa pamilyaKung sila'y makakakain pa sa…

Geplaatst door Liga ng Kabataang Propagandista op Woensdag 1 april 2020

 

Day 4: 

Sosyal Distancing: Day 4"Digma"ni Rafael MendozaDurog ang rupokNg tahanang tagpi-tagpingBinuo ng pamilyang…

Geplaatst door Liga ng Kabataang Propagandista op Donderdag 2 april 2020

 

Day 5:

"Sawing-palad"ni Malaya NicolasHindi mapalad ang paladng manggagawaHindi tulad ng amo nilang pinalad dahil sa…

Geplaatst door Liga ng Kabataang Propagandista op Vrijdag 1 mei 2020

 

With the current threat of repression towards the people, including ABS-CBN being forced to shut down on May 5, critical voices—even more so critical action—are crucial these days and in these times if we are to get out of quarantine as human beings whose freedoms didn’t diminish further.

 

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