Remollino, Alexander Martin

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Alexander Martin Remollino was a poet and an activist writer in English and Filipino. He took up Legal Management at the University of Santo Tomas and during his college days, he joined the League of Filipino Students. He was a charter member of Akdang_Bayan, an organization of writers that aims to create and propagate works culled from and would be part of the life of the people, for the advancement of a prosperous, free, and democratic society. He was secretary-general of the progressive poetry group Kilometer 64, which is a member of the Artists for the Removal of Gloria (ARREST Gloria). He wrote articles and poetry for Bulatlat.com, tinig.com, arkibongbayan, frictionmagazine.com, Poets Against the War, multimedia anthology Slam the Body Politik and the Philippine Graphic, and was a member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines. He also became a researcher of IBON Foundation.

He co-founded the internet-based community Filipino Youth for Peace, which opposed the US war of terror and the Independent Media Center (Indymedia) Quezon City.

He co-authored the book “Subverting the People’s Will: The May 10, 2004 Elections” which was published by the Center for People Empowerment and Governance.

One of his poems, “Tuparin Natin ang Banta ng Ating Panahon,” was set to music and used in a music video produced by ARREST Gloria. The video won second prize in the 18th Gawad CCP para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video.

He was born on 6 August 1977. At 33 years old, he passed away last 3 September 2010 due to a medical condition caused by diabetes.

Alex left behind his mother Maria Carpio and brother Aris Remollino.

 

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