Category Archive for 'Words for Melissa'

Song by Anakbayan Los Angeles

J4M (Justice 4 Melissa) by ANAKBAYAN LA

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Even For A Thousand Years

By Alexander Martin Remollino You thanked me for lending an ear to your story, which you have said you will not tire of telling. I can listen to your story a thousand times or even for a thousand years, because it is one of those stories that really matter in an age when stories are [...]

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From Friends of Lolas Originally posted on July 23, 2009, 5:45 PM By M. Evelina Galang Something happens to you when you are born outside of your parents’ mother country. You are born with a longing to go home to a place you’ve never been. You go about your business, being all American and knowing [...]

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Kundiman for Melissa

From Kundiman On May 19, 2009, Melissa Roxas, 31, an activist and Kundiman fellow from Los Angeles who had been doing volunteer health work in Tarlac Province in the Philippines, was kidnapped along with two other health volunteers for a nongovernmental nationalist group called Bayan. Let us participate in a community of cymbals through poems– [...]

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