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- Children's rights group Akap-Bata prepares its fifth Paskuhang Paslit with relief operations to Leyte slated for December 16-20, 2013. Volunteers from Tindog People's Network, composed of Yolanda survivors themselves, helped in repacking Christmas packages for children and their families.
- Panay Island was devastated by supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) more than any island in the Visayas. While Panay has a lower death toll than Eastern Visayas (it has more than 200 deaths as of this posting) there are 74,127 houses totally damaged and 63,409 houses partially damaged.National Relief Caravan for Samar and LeyteNovember 21-25, 2013
Inspired by Jose Maria Sison's poem The Guerilla is Like a Poet, the musical play weaves together National Artist Prof. Bienvenido Lumbera's epic poetry and the libretto of Palanca award winner Edward Perez for a history of the national democratic movement. Makata'y Mandirigma, Mandirigma'y Makata is a cultural feast of activist songs, some vintage and many new ones, modern choreography with a hint of the revolutionary Peking opera style popular during the First Quarter Storm days, and a play with a central character, Ador, poet, political detainee, husband and father.
If you wish to buy copies of the musicale's DVD please contact: International Committee DEFEND at: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone No.: +31-(0)30-8895306