On Martial Law in Mindanao
On Negros sugar workers
On Hacienda Ilimnan
On Tiempo Muerto
On the Hacienda Luisita massacre tenth year commemoration (2004-2014)
Produced by Luisita Watch and Molotov
HLMX (Hacienda Luisita Massacre Ten Year Commemoration) Music Video Trilogy
Produced by Luisita Watch and Molotov (2014)
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.
To the memory of Isidro “Edong” Batan (d.October 31, 2014)
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 /
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)
“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)
LUPA AT HUSTISYA (LAND & JUSTICE): HACIENDA LUISITA
A brief report on the implementation of government-mandated land distribution in the historic and highly-controversial Hacienda Luisita sugar estate controlled by the family of Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. With the expiration of the government’s long-running Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) on June 30, 2014, Luisita farm workers under the alliance AMBALA continue to seek genuine land reform and justice.
with English subtitles
Sa Kusog Sang Obrero
“Sa Kusog Sang Obrero” (With the Strength of Workers) video documentary on the situation of sugar workers in Negros Occidental by Praxis 2016 Development Studies students of the University of the Philippines-Manila in cooperation with the National Federation of Sugar Workers and Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura, 2016.
The “pakyaw” wage rate, dismal working conditions and supposed benefits for sugar workers such as SSS, housing, medical care and the anomalous Social Amelioration Program or SAP also discussed in this documentary written in Hiligaynon (with Filipino subtitles).
“Mintras Buhi” (2015) is a short documentary on the land cultivation areas in former sugarcane haciendas in Murcia and Don Salvador Benedicto towns initiated by farmworkers under the National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW). Produced by University of the Philippines Manila Development Studies #TeamNegros students Praxis 2015 in cooperation with NNARA-Youth and the Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA).
On the 2004 Strike of Sugar Workers and Hacienda Luisita Massacre
Sa Ngalan ng Tubo (2005)
November 16, 2004, seven people died at the picketlines of Hacienda Luisita, Philippines. On strike were thousands of millworkers and farmworkers of the sugar refinery and plantation controlled by the Cojuangco-Aquino family, kin of current Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and one of the wealthiest and oldest landed families in the country. Their demands were met with a volley of bullets from the police and military.
The story of Hacienda Luisita is the story of social injustice in the Philippines.
Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER, INC.)
Peasant Alliance of Central Luzon (AMGL)
Tudla Multimedia Network (now Tudla Productions)
In cooperation with:
Hacienda Luisita Farm Workers Alliance (AMBALA)
Focus Central Luzon
Aklasan! (Uprising!) (2004)
Produced by Sine Patriyotiko (2004)
Sinag de Jesus
Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), CATLU, ULWU, AMBALA, UMA, HLI communities, and TUDLA productions
“BITTER PINEAPPLE,” a documentary detailing cases of land grabs perpetrated by a giant pineapple company in Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines. Produced by Kodao Productions and the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines – Northern Mindanao Sub-Region (RMP-NMR), supported by the World Association of Christian Communication (WACC).