Tags: ericson acosta

By LUIS ADRIAN A. HIDALGO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Nearly two years of detainment has tested his spirit, but that didn’t stop poet-activist Ericson Acosta from standing by his cause and principles. A week after the trumped-up charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence, Acosta found himself in the midst of friends and supporters in a…

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA –Poet-songwriter Ericson Acosta is happy to be out of the Calbayog sub-provincial jail in Samar where he had been detained for 23 months on trumped-up criminal charges. His freedom is temporary, though. And Acosta is aware his battle still has a long way to go. The court granted him…

By ERICSON ACOSTA Political Prisoner Despite the grim reality of imprisonment, I have not, as of yet, been condemned to a total state of ignorance as far as current efforts of various committed art and cultural groups and alliances are concerned. Thanks largely to a good number of artists and writers who have generously been…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The worldwide association of writers PEN International marked the 31st Annual Day of the Imprisoned Writer last November 15. It was a day to recognize and support writers at risk, and for the last 31 years, the group has commemorated the day to raise awareness on the…

By TERENCE KRISHNA V. LOPEZ Bulatlat.com MANILA — Starting in November, progressive cultural organization Sinagbayan restages its original production “Pitong Sundang: mga sayaw sa lupa at pakikibaka,” (Seven Bolos: Dances for land and the struggle) a dance theater production highlighting the long history of the peasants’ struggle for genuine land reform and agrarian revolution through…