Manlaban Zine

This zine is a collection of creative art/writings that are related to an on-going campaign of this administration against drugs. Expression, sentiments, information, stories and ideas that are not usually seen on mainstream media. Every piece that includes here are shared freely. It is not been edited. We encourage the people who will get this to think, to be critical and resist.

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Decentralize Source of Power October 5, 2016 Quezon City

I was invited by to share some information regarding Solar Power.
The technical aspects on how the solar power works and our politics why we promote this kind of alternative source of energy in response to climate crisis issue and the battle against dirty energy.

In the Philippines, who are still dependent on coal and fossil fuels, the information regarding renewable energy is limited, sometimes the access on how to get this information are preferably for the privilege class only.  We believe by promoting and sharing technical aspects about Solar Power through different communities we can advance the campaign on decentralization and a self-manageable type of energy dependency. Making more popular in a wide range of general public is an strategy to eradicate  monopoly, control and centralization. Creating more autonomous facilities and commune that can provide technological development in the grassroots level.

Food Not Bombs and Free Market in Baliuag Sept.4,2016

As the continued violence happening in the Philippines. The recent bombing in Davao City that killed 14 people. The war on drugs that almost 2,000 already summary executed.   Food Not Bombs Baliuag steadily working on protest against this kind of violence and war providing free meal to the people who are still in the verge of poverty and hunger. There is also a Free Market sharing and giving away used clothes to most of the bystanders that are in need of this. The FNB action held in the park of Baliuag, Bulacan.

“Bahaginan sa 6th floor” Polytechnic University of the Philippines August 5, 2016

“Bahaginan” means sharing. This event was initiated by different individuals and group who believe on culture of sharing.                                                                                                          Activities: open library, free market, poetry, food trip, jammin, film viewing, discussion etc.

Art, Ecology, Resistance 2016


2015 was recorded to be the hottest year in the history of mankind. Meanwhile the recent typhoon Yolanda was tagged to be the strongest storm, which has already been exceeded by other storms from other countries. Changes in weather patterns has become unexplainably irregular. These are the symptoms of Climate Change, which is for the most part caused by human activity.

People had invented technology that rely on limited sources such as minerals from underground. The act of taking and processing materials like these causes substantial amount of carbon, which heats up the planet at a faster rate. This heat affects the whole world. A cold place snows up easier, while hot places dry up more more easily. It also storms more often in places where rain usually falls. Sadly, this kind of deluge hits developing countries often.

To avoid coming up with real solutions, the system of paying carbon-credit was invented. This is a system where industrialized countries pay developing countries for the purpose of caring for their forest. This is a band-aid solution that only tolerates the unsustainable emission of other countries.

Meanwile in December 2015, a Climate Summit was launched in Paris, France to confront the problems which, thanks to our doing, Climate Change caused. The leaders of various countries convened and agreed to lessen carbon emmisions. They allotted how much to cut off from their respective discharges. However, there were other countries that that did not take part. Aside from that, there is no international mandate that will be the basis of apprehending the trangressors.

In connection to this, the Philippines committed to minimize carbon emissions by 70 percent until year 2030. This is aside from the plan to put up another 67 coal-fired powerplants (27 has already been started), and the grievances of communities who are directly affected. These communities lose their lands to plants and mines that are supported by the government. Mining and energy seem to be a huge industry in the Philippines.

Filipinos primarily obtain coal as source of electricity. Coal that the Phiippines imports from other countries like Indonesia, which are also penetrated by companies from Europe and North America. Those companies, mostly private, are the same sources of coal-fired powerplants in the Philippines. These plants supply homes. But most of the energy go to the mines, which supply raw materials to countries that are highly industrialized. By putting up coal-fired powerplants, it is claimed that shortage of energy may be resolved. In reality, most of the energy being utilized by the country supplies huge industries such as malls and bypass the national grid.

To call attention to the issue of mining and energy, groups and individuals chose to launch Sining Kalikasan Aklasan, which focuses on this topic. This is an issue which involves the richest people, those who live in the city that benefit from mining, the government, the poorest who buy from the latter electricity and oil, and communities that are deprived of space and life. Because change does not come from those who benefit from the current system and institutions, and so, the people themselves are encouraged to start this change


Sining Kalikasan Akalasan is a venue where anyone can share knowledge and be inspired. This is horizontally organized by various groups and scenes including artists, musicians, performance artists, spiritualists, anarchists, permaculturists and other more. This was formed through the initiative of others to present alternative solutions and practices that are connected to the everyday problems that people face as part of the earth. These are practices that exist in many places, other countries, in our archipleago, especially the indigenous people who have a deep connection with nature.


Sining, Kalikasan, Aklasan July 25, 2016

Creative and festive protest event promoting the importance of the environment against coal and mining. Sharing different environmental issues, skill-sharing and workshop of different alternatives, awareness about seeds, seedlings and trees and giving away this for custodianship, spontaneous performances, eating with free vegetarian foods, working hand in hand without bureaucracy and leaders, chatting and laughing, painting and printing on your own initiatives, creating free market with bunch of stuff to share, interacting with diverse people etc. etc.

thank you to all of the people who manage to give their time for this temporary autonomous, peace, respect

Conflict Transformation Workshop at Earth, Art, Gay

We share some tools on Conflict Transformation last July 2,2016 in an event called “Earth, Art, Gay” which attended by diverse individual..
Earth, Art, Gay event is an inclusive in which they encourage sharing of information, talents, technology etc.

The 2 1/2 hours workshop using tools like:
-Group Juggling
-Tape in the Forehead
-Ankle Work
Facilitated by: asher, juey and cris