Liza Maza is a Filipina activist who was the lead convenor of the National Anti-Poverty Commission from August 2016 until her resignation in August 2018. She was a member of the Philippine House of Representatives, representing the Gabriela Women's Party.
HIYAW or 'shout out' is a voice of the militant and progressive Filipinos and sharply articulates cries, statements and calls of their mass organizations, formations, groups and communities which are bound by a common love for the motherland, specifically the struggle to achieve genuine freedom, democracy, justice, progress and lasting peace in the Philippines.
I have read tributes saying that Randy gave up his life to people and country. I disagree. Yes, he did offer his very best to people and country throughout most of his shortened life, until that fateful January 30 morning. But he didn’t ask or offer to be shot to death in his sleep. He was murdered.