For three years now, we have stand together with our LGBTIQ+ brothers and sisters to cry out for LGBTIQ+ Rights as Human Rights. Though the work of this protest have been done already decades ago and still up to this day we are still Marching to protest to have our Rights.
LGBTIQ+ RIGHTS IS
This is the cry of every Filipino LGBTIQ+ people in the Philippines.
Luntiang Aghama though we are just newly incorporated Religious Organization in the Philippines, the Fight for LGBTIQ+ Rights claims to start during the time of the Babaylan Resistance towards Religious Oppression of the Spanish Colonizer started by Babaylan Tamblot of Bohol in 1621.
Babaylan Tamblot is a native priest of Bohol who led the uprising in 1621 to 1622 during the spanish era as he opposed the new religion spread by the Spaniards and fought the subsequent conversion of the Boholanos to the Catholic Faith.
WHY RESISTING THE SPREAD OF CATHOLIC FAITH?
The Spanish Colonizer bring the Catholic Faith and the new God replaced the Old Filipino God. with this forced conversion of Catholicism in the Country, it is not only the Faith in the Old Gods have been replaced but also the Traditional Filipino Values has been replaced. From the time of conversion, native people have been classified by the Colonizer as Indio which received the lowest class in the Society. In our own land we became slave to the Foreign Class and forced to bow down to them or else death will come to us. Even the Datu’s and Rajah of our land are required to pay tribute to the Foreign Government. Aside from tributes, converts are required to pay tithes in order to redeem their soul from the fires of hell which the Spanish Friars taught to the People.
Social Classification and Demonization of our People. This was brought by the Spanish Colonizer in our Country. Men become greater than women; and the Asog, Bayot, Bakla once upon a time in our Land were the Holy People and through the Colonization becomes a sinner.
Homosexuality is a Sin. So as all the Customs and Traditions of our Native People are Sin. People are forced to embrace Catholicism or else Hell Fire and persecution will be upon the People. Even the people already been converted, persecution and oppression prevails. There is no truth in their new Religion and only oppression prevails.
OUR BABAYLAN FIGHTS FOR OUR FREEDOM!
The Tamblot revolution is not only a Political Revolution of 1621 but this is a Revolution for Human Rights. We who was once called Magiting from the Pearl of the Orient Seas must remember that we are Free Men before colonization. We enjoy the Blessings of our Land before the Sword and the Cross came. We do not bow down to anyone. We reach out our hands in Peace with a Friend but with a close fist with a Foe. It is time now to be healed from the Poison that been fed to us by the Colonizer. It is time now to wake up and open our eyes that we that was once a Great Nation have no more Identity to call for ourselves. It is time now to rise up and build again our Home that been destroyed by the Colonizer.
WE ARE GREATER THAN OUR COLONIZER!
Because we have our own Identity. Before Christianity came we can proudly say that we have our Own God to call as Our Father. Before Christianity came we have our own Language to speak up. Before Christianity came we have our own system of writing. Before Christianity came we have our own clothes to wear. Before Christianity came Gold flourished in our land. Before Christianity came, our land is rich and fertile. We are alive even without their help. Our Culture and Tradition exist even before our Colonizer become Christian at the Birth of Christ.
We are Who we are. The Blessed People of the Divine Almighty.
Our Anito exist even before the coming of their savior.
Our Anito is one as our True God is one.
Now my Brothers and Sister. Who do you identify your self with?