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By TERENCE KRISHNA V. LOPEZ Bulatlat.com MANILA — Arguably, Carmen “Nanay Mameng” Deunida of the urban poor group Kadamay is one of this century’s most popular and most endearing woman activist. Staunch. Fiery. Passionate. These are just a few words that describe how she speaks in public whether in rallies or in small gatherings. Her…

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Urban poor leader Carmen Deunida, more commonly known as Nanay Mameng, celebrated her 84th birthday last February 8. She shares this special day with two known politicians in the country — the late Senator Claro Recto whom she looks up to and another, President Benigno S. Aquino…

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
She became known as the small but firebrand speaker during the protest actions leading to the People Power II uprising that ousted then president Joseph Estrada. Protesters from all walks of life, from the urban poor to well-dressed women from the elite, went near the stage whenever she spoke during rallies.

Scores of presidentiables and senatoriables attended recently the convention of the new sectoral party for the basic masses, Anakpawis, vowing to support their legislative cause. Their appearance only confirmed that Anakpawis, which boasts of 250,000 organized members nationwide not only has a vote power but also showed that the time has come for the poor…