Summa Cum Laude

You lived and died with honor, Jennifer
Never mind those that think otherwise;
Those that had nothing but disgust on how you saw yourself
and how you lived your beautiful life…

Pay no heed to those that consider you far less important
than the lopsided ‘friendship’ that ultimately killed you,
that star spangled delusion that drives many
to even mock and disparage you, each time
the television flashes images of your once beautiful body,
now lying lifeless with your face shoved down the toilet.

Oh how they put you in disdain! You had it coming,
you were a transgender, a prostitute; so you, they had the gall to say,
deserved your gruesome end…

But you lived and died with honor,Jennifer
Dispense with those imbecilic insinuations,
ignore those bootlicking officials that is killing you many times over
every time they dismiss your murder as a humdrum occurrence,
inconsequential in the sphere of our nation’s ‘strong and enduring friendship’
to the land of your killer.

You’ll be passing on with highest honors Jennifer
You never died in vain
For you are now showing the world
that there’s no honor in blind servility,
in dogged subservience to a master,
that tramples, rapes, and massacres our collective dignity.

You deserve no less than justice.

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OFW at IMF

“We have a substantial number of OCWs (overseas contract workers) and we have to protect… It’s in our interest to protect–to help those economies because we have a substantial number of Filipinos there,” Edwin Lacierda, on defending the $1B loan to IMF

 

Bakit tayo may OFW?
Kasi may IMF –
na imperyalistang instrumento
para gipitin ang mga hutuhutang
kolonya at mala-kolonya –
‘gaya ng Pilipinas.

Pilipinas
na magpapautang pa ngayon
ng $1B sa IMF.
Pang-tulong din daw ito sa mga OFW,
sa mga nasyong apektado
ng krisis at resesyon – na
niluwal din naman ng mga
baluktot na polisiya’t imposisyon
ng IMF!

Isang bilyon itong
kontribusyon, pang-bayad
sa lubid na siyang ipang-bibigti natin
sa sarili nating mga leeg!
Isang bilyon itong sampal
sa mukha ng naghihirap
at pinahihirapang si Juan dela Cruz!

Spittin’ on sovereignty. More fun in the Philippines