OPM icons Raymund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala, Cooky Chua, and Bobby Balingit are among the 35 musicians collaborating on a protest video to be released during President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 27.
The musicians are appearing in a video for the 1997 anti-fascist anthem “Rage,” by rock band The Jerks, to protest the anti-terrorism law, the non-renewal of the ABS-CBN franchise, among other threats to freedom amid the coronavirus health crisis.
Other artists appearing in the video include Dicta License’s Pochoy Labog, Cambio’s Kris Dancel, and Razorback’s Miguel Ortigas.
“Ito ang panahon ng pagkakaisa. Tayo ay haharap sa pinakamatinding hamon na susukat sa ating panindigan at katatagan,” said The Jerks frontman Chickoy Pura. “‘Wag manahimik, lumaban.”
(This is the time to come together. We are facing a great challenge that will test our integrity and principles. Do not be silent, fight.)
The video will premiere on the Rage Facebook page on Monday. – Rappler.com