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.
This year’s commemoration of the Escalante massacre happens just a month after some of the bloodiest days of attacks against perceived activists in Negros island. It happens amid almost weekly round-ups of rural residents in their barangays, with invitations to surrender or else.
Matapos lumahok sa relief operations sa Calaca, Batangas, lumubog sa masa at lumahok sa produksyon ang volunteers ng SAKA. Naranasan nila ang hirap ng atrasadong agrikultura dulot ng piyudalismong nagkakait ng lupa at imperyalismong nagko-convert nito tungo sa ibang pakinabang ng malalaking korporasyon.