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Oda para sa Kentex 74

Candle lighting at Plaza Miranda for Kentex Workers in May 2015.

Candle lighting at Plaza Miranda for Kentex Workers in May 2015.

Ang di mapigilang pagpasok sa trabaho
maliit ang sahod, kontraktwal, delikado
Ang di mapigilang pagpapadala ng kinita
dahil sa perang ito nakaasa ang pamilya
kahit kumakalam ang sariling sikmura

Ang di mapigilang init at pagsiklab
sa loob ng pitong oras na impyerno
Ang di mapigilang pagsumamo
sa mga rumespondeng bumbero
Ang di mapigilang pagsikap na mailabas
ang mga kamay mula sa bakal na rehas

Ang di mapigilang pagtulo ng luha
para sa mga nasunog na manggagawa
Ang di mapigilang paghikbi
na parang apoy na ayaw maghunos-dili
Ang di mapigilang pagkamuhi
sa kaduda-dudang pahayag ng DOLE

Ang di mapigilang paniningil
na parang daluyong na di masisiil
Dahil ang hustisya at pananagutan
ay hindi dapat binibili o pinagtatakpan
At ang buhay ng bawat manggagawa
ay dapat pinapahalagahan

*ika-19 ng Mayo 2015

Kentex, site of the deadliest factory fire in recent history. 74 workers were burned to death, most of them women.

Kentex, site of the deadliest factory fire in recent history. 74 workers were burned to death, most of them women.

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About Ima Kulit

restless. independent. rock music and classical music, third world poetry and literature, theory and criticism, beaches, sunsets, wide open spaces, sports and running, laughter, art, and photography sustain me. i love to travel alone. it's the best way to get lost in the labyrinth of my thoughts.

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