This song was written for the victims of enforced disappearances, known as Desaparecidos in the Philippines. In the past 10 years, over 200 Filipinos have been victims of enforced disappearances, with witnesses pointing mainly to government forces as the perpetrators. Yet not one person has been prosecuted for this grave injustice, and very few have surfaced.
As we commemorate August 30 as International Day of the Disappeared, we remember our comrades who have been forcibly disappeared, whose only crime was serving the people, and continue on in the struggle for their surfacing and reuniting with their families. Our hearts resonate with the message of this song, "We will not give up, we will not give up our search for our dear children, parents, friends, spouses, and comrades who we miss dearly."
Props to my fellow cultural worker, Karl Ramirez, for making music that serves the people.
music of Karl Ramirez: http://www.reverbnation.com/karlramirez
websites on enforced disappearances in the Philippines: