Liberation compiled Maya Daniel’s last posts (17 poems and visuals according to his last Facebook post on August 14, 11:55 p.m.). Maya Daniel, is one of Felix Saldito’s nom de guerre. He posted these poems 10 minutes before he and six other comrades were massacred by elements of the 61st Infantry Battalion of the 301st Brigade-Philippine Army and Philippine National Police (PNP) on August 15, 12:05 a.m. in San Jose, Antique.
Liberation salutes Felix Saldito, Eldie Labinghisa, Peter Mecinas, Karen Ceralvo, and Liezl Bandiola, education and propaganda staff of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Panay. Also killed were their companions Jayson Talibo and Jayson Sanchez.
All were unarmed and non-combatants.
Provincial Capitol Grounds
There’s a growing force
what’s up, etc
A blast, at any hour of the day
Talk with peasants
package of bones
Puff the bloom
I prepared a small anthology of poems for you