you're reading

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.

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.


No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

RSS Pinoy Weekly

  • Millennials: Da Awakening December 6, 2016
    May pag-asa na unti-unti'y marami pang kabataan ang mamumulat at sasama sa kilusang masa upang itaguyod ang tunay na kalayaan at demokrasya.


  • What opposition? December 9, 2016
    By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The resignation of Vice President Leni Robredo, the recognized head of the Liberal Party, would galvanize the Liberal Party, signal its break from the ruling coalition and strengthen the opposition, right? Think again. Robredo’s resignation from her Cabinet position under the Duterte administration hardly created a rip […]

RSS The Diplomat

RSS CNN Top Stories

  • Over 1,000 Russian athletes in 'state-sponsored doping' December 9, 2016
    More than 1,000 Russian athletes across 30 sports -- including football -- benefited from state-sponsored doping, according to the latest findings of a report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

RSS The Economist: Finance and Economics

  • The European Central Bank’s quantitative-easing options December 8, 2016
    THE response of bond, stock and currency markets to the result of Italy’s referendum, and the resignation of its prime minister, Matteo Renzi, was a jaw-breaking yawn. The euro fell a bit against the dollar, and then rallied. The yield on Italy’s ten-year bonds ticked up a few basis points and then fell to 1.89%. The markets had expected a No vote and priced […]

RSS The Economist: Books and Arts

  • High fliers December 8, 2016
    Politics and current affairs China’s Future. By David Shambaugh. Polity; 195 pages; $19.95 and £14.99No country has modernised its economy without also becoming a democracy. A respected American political scientist asks whether China can break the mould. Black Wind, White Snow: The Rise of Russia’s New Nationalism. By Charles Clover. Yale University Press; 3 […]
%d bloggers like this: