“Without a doubt, oppressors are shaken by her voice. When Nanay Mameng speaks, everyone listens.”
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“Nanay Mameng, isang dula” is sure to win your heart with the life story of the iconic urban poor leader.
Nanay Mameng, isang dula by Slidely Slideshow A new play that depicts the life and struggle of Carmen “Nanay Mameng” Deunida, a celebrated urban poor activist in the Philippines. Photos by JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
A new play on Carmen “Nanay Mameng” Deunida will show who she was before she became an activist.
“This award is for everybody who partook in the process—from the generous and hardworking people from the creative community, to the oppressed urban poor whose continuing fight fuels Carmen Deunida’s fire. I am only a very small part of a big picture and I am proud to be.” – Adjani Arumpac, director By RONALYN V.…
“Nanay Mameng, isang dula” is a play on the life of Carmen Deunida, an urban poor advocate in the Philippines. Photos by Janess Ann J. Ellao Produced by Bulatlat Multimedia
I will only stop (being an activist) when I am already dead.” – Nanay Mameng
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.
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Justice, jobs, immediate relief, and a review of the government’s housing program to make it more affordable are the most pressing concerns of the urban poor, said Kadamay.