#HLMX Music Video Tribute to Hacienda Luisita Martyrs

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Tribute music videos of songs from 5 Year Plan (“Pagbawi”),  Goons N’ Guns (“Luisita’s Cry), and Gazera  (“Kung Puntod na ang Bukirin”) launched during the November 7 solidarity activity at UP, were screened at the Luisita Watch Kapihan held last Saturday, February 21, at the Taumbayan Cafe, Kamuning.
The videos, directed by Cinemalaya X Best Editor Gerone Centeno, follow decades of Hacienda Luisita’s history through the eyes of Luisa, a 10-year old peasant girl. Luisa is played by Angela Tubiera of Hacienda Luisita, the youngest “spokesperson” of the farmworkers’ land and justice campaign. The videos, produced by Luisita Watch and Molotov, may now be viewed on Youtube.
Pagbawi by 5 Year Plan

 

Luisita’s Cry by Goons N’ Guns

 

Kung Puntod na ang Bukirin by Gazera

 

HLMX Trilogy [2015]

Produced by Luisita Watch (https://luisitawatch.wordpress.com) and Molotov, these music videos of songs from 5 Year Plan (“Pagbawi”), Goons N’ Guns (“Luisita’s Cry), and Gazera (“Kung Puntod na ang Bukirin”) pay tribute to the martyrs of Hacienda Luisita.

Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac province is a 6,453-hectare sugar estate controlled for decades by the Cojuangco-Aquinos, one of the most powerful landlord families to ever hold state power in the Philippines.

In 2004, seven farmworkers were killed and hundreds of others were injured in the infamous Hacienda Luisita massacre. Political killings and gross human rights violations continue under the current Philippine President, Benigno Aquino III, a scion of the Cojuangco-Aquinos.

The videos, directed by Cinemalaya X Best Editor Gerone Centeno, follow decades of Hacienda Luisita’s history through the eyes of Luisa, a 10-year old peasant girl. Luisa is played by Angela Tubiera of Hacienda Luisita, the youngest “spokesperson” of the farmworkers’ land and justice campaign.

THE MARTYRS OF HACIENDA LUISITA

November 16, 2004 Hacienda Luisita Massacre —

Jhaivie Basilio / Jhune David / Juancho Sanchez / Jaime Fastidio / Adriano Caballero, Jr. / Jesus Laza / Jessie Valdez / and the nameless sakadas of Hacienda Luisita /

Hacienda Luisita Political Killings —

Marcelino Beltran (December 8, 2004) / Abelardo Ladera (March 3, 2005) / Father William Tadena (March 13, 2005) / Victor “Tatang Ben” Concepcion (March 17, 2005) / Florante Collantes (October 15, 2005) / Ricardo Ramos (October 25, 2005) / Tirso Cruz (March 17, 2006) / Bishop Alberto Ramento (October 3, 2006) / Dennis dela Cruz (November 1, 2013)

To the memory of Isidro “Edong” Batan (d.October 31, 2014)

PRODUCTION TEAM

Gerone Centeno / AJ Metrio / Paolo Lorenzo / Sinag De Jesus / Angelo Jamilano / El Lorenzo / Kerima Tariman / Ericson Acosta / Onin Tagaro / Kirk Sanchez / Owen Berico / Joanne Cesario / Robert Sarmiento / MC Sacay / Joyce Cesario / Francis Diaz /

CAST

Angela Tubiera (Luisa) / Michelle Smith (Luisa’s mother) / Jimmy (Luisa’s father) / Merto (farmer) / Gerone Centeno (despotic landlord) / Sinag de Jesus (goons) / Ronald (Jhaivie Basilio) / Paolo Lorenzo (farmworker) / mga kambing //

MUSIC

// “Pagbawi” by 5 Year Plan // Rosler Esturco (vocals) / Neil Ambion (guitar) / Edsa Manlapaz (bass) / Michael Beltran (drums) /

// “Luisita’s Cry” by Goons N’ Guns // Luisita’s Cry” original song by Pink Cow // Lanseta (vocals / BLKD (vocals) / Thomas (vocals) / Pitz (guitar) / Dolpho Mapagmahal (bass) / Bryan Dela Vega (horns) / Lon Caacbay (drums) /

// “Kung Puntod na ang Bukirin” by Gazera // based on the poem “Kung Puntod na ang Bukirin” by Axel Pinpin / original song by Karit – NNARA-Youth // Lanseta (vocals) / Gold Villar (vocals) / Jonathan Mangulabnan (guitar) / Jomar Mangulabnan (guitar) / Jharem Bituya (bass) / Pigo Caig (drums)

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Creative and logistical contributions from

The people of Hacienda Luisita —

Florida Sibayan / Mila and Lando Capit / Capit-Tubiera family / Mandigma family / Christopher Garcia / Rudy Corpuz / Renato Mendoza / Michael Garcia / Ofelia Ocampo / Ocampo family / Violeta Basillio / Sabel Garcia / Emily Ladera and Boy Facunla / Versola-Sibayan family / Ramos-Intal family / Fastidio family / Beth Cruz / Pastor Gabby Sanchez & family / Marietta Dumaual / Pineda family / Gerry and Dina Catalan / Batan family / SAKDAL and AMBALA members in Barangays Balete, Mapalacsiao, Cutcut, Bantog, Asturias, Pando & Motrico //

Additional footage —

“Sa Ngalan ng Tubo” (2004, Tudla / Mayday / Eiler) / Aklasan (2004, Sipat) / AMBALA-UMA / Kiri Dalena / Dexter Aserdano / Tudla / Youtube //

Location, props, costumes, equipment other technical support —

Antares Gomez Bartolome / Vencer Crisostomo / Silay Lumbera-Crisostomo / Prof. Bien Lumbera / Prof. Shayne Lumbera / Rose Bucud (Linangan/KMU) / Jun Resureccion (Mayday) / Sarah Jane Biton / Roland Tolentino / Elwin Zalamea / Jedd Dumaguina / Marco Silvano (Sinagbayan) / Nick Sangil (Tambol Bayan) / Marie Mercado / Kristine Razo Malagueno / Rowena Bayon / Sarah Maramag / Angge Santos / Tom Estrera III / KARAPATAN / Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) / Linangan / One Dash Zero Cinetools / Blue Room Studio / Redverb Studio / e.g.Yolk Productions / UP CMC / UP CMC Student Council / All-UP Workers Union //

Luisita Watch network & HLMX campaign participants —

Jes Aznar / Frances Abrigo / Buen Abrigo / Rai Cruz / Leeroy New / Ness Roque-Lumbres / Vlad Maro / Sofia Guillermo / Bomen Guillermo / Gelacio Guillermo / Alice Guillermo / Andres Crisostomo / Ilena Saturay / Roselle Pineda / Sarah Raymundo / Prof. Cynthia Zayas / Brian Barrios / Gary Rojas Santiago / Renato Reyes Jr. / Monique Wilson (One Billion Rising) / Fr. Jess Dumaual / Sister Patricia Fox / Rene Galang / Angeli Bayani / Justine Flores / BAYAN Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares / Teddy Casino / Monet & Chickoy Pura / Jess Santiago / TKNK / Pink Cow / Talahib / AMGL / KMP / KMU / Linangan / Anakpawis Partylist / Office of Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap / AMIHAN / Sinagbayan / NNARA-Youth / Pamalakaya / RMP / TaBaKK / Ugatlahi / Project Bakawan / Musicians for Peace / Soundkraft Music Studio / Tambol Bayan / Sining Bulosan / Tudla / Selestine Arts / DLSU-CSB / HLPSN / Anakbayan / Iglesia Filipina Independiente / IFI-Tarlac / IFI – La Paz, Tarlac / PCPR / NCCP-UCCP / Redemptorist Seminarians / KARAPATAN / Hustisya / Desaparecidos / Selda / KABATAAN Partylist / Bayan Muna / GWP / Act Teachers Partylist / KM64 / SIPAT / Bulatlat.com / PinoyMedia Center / Pinoy Weekly / Kodao Productions / Concerned Artists of the Philippines / UP CONTEND / STAND-UP / Migrante-Intl / BAYAN / atbp! //

Alyansa ng mga Manggagawang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita (AMBALA) – Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA)

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