Magindanaw 32: A song composed by Sorsoganon song-writer dedicated to the massacre victims

This piece was written for the 32 Filipino journalists who were massacred at Maguindanao.

Being journalists, their killers knew, that if spared, they would tell the world the truth.

But, by dying, they had told their story rather more forcefully, than they have wished for.

They have for one, become the face of the danger of, and of course the courage in truth telling in this country.

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Magindanaw 32

By Hortencio Santiago Fermin

Ano ang kulay ng isang totoo
Ito ba ay bughaw, o ito ay abo
O kasing-kulay ng dugo
Ng isang pinaluhod ma’y di kaylanman sumuko

Ang isang totoo ba ay bulong
Iyak ba ito, o sigaw
Walang nakatago na di lilitaw
Ibaon man sa lupa, ang malilibing yaong nag-baon, naghukay

Anila ang liwanag ay di dapat mamatay
Yaong totoong salita ay mag-pakaylanman
Buhay man ay galak na i-aalay
Ang isang totoo mapag-palaya ang kulay

Sinag sa karimlan, na di maglalaho
Ihipin man ng unos sinag pa man din
Sa piling ng mga nagmamahal ay mawala man
Liwanag pa ring di minsan mag-papanglaw

Maguindanao Massacre. Contributed Photo

Maguindanao Massacre. Contributed Photo

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