Salinawit ni Pete Lacaba

A Benefit Concert for THE NAMELESS Project in commemoration of the 38th Death Anniversary of Emman Lacaba on 18 March 2014, Tuesday, 8 PM at The 70's Bistro, 46 Anonas Street, Project 2, Quezon City.

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Task Force Detainees of the Philippines @ 40

TFDP@40 at St Joseph's College, 14 January 2014

Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) celebrated its 40th Anniversary on 14 January 2014 at Saint Joseph's College. Project Nameless members attended the celebration to pay tribute to TFDP's dedication to the defense and advancement of human rights in the Philippines. TFDP was established in 1974 and is the oldest, continuously-operating human rights organisation in the country. Project Nameless members are shown with Emmanuel (Misty) Amistad, TFDP Executive Director, with a portrait of the late Sr. Mariani Dimaranan, TFDP founder, in the attached photograph. Project Nameless sent TFDP this solidarity message also:

14 January 2014

On the 40th Anniversary of Task Force Detainees of the Philippines

Ganito Tayo Noon ... Reunion, 4 January 2014

The sixth Ganito Tayo Noon ... Reunion at ALPADI Estate in Antipolo was held on 4 January 2014. While the reunion was a happy occasion for the many activists who attended, it was also sad to remember the friends and comrades -- at least 15 -- who passed away in 2013. Tributes were delivered for those who left us in 2013, taking a longer time than past reunions, because there seemed to be a higher number of comrades who passed away last year. Project Nameless was well-represented at the reunion, with its banner (from the first photo exhibit at UP in December) displayed on the grounds, and with Ruben Felipe outlining to the gathering the purpose and activities of Project Nameless.

Human Rights Forum and Photo Exhibit, December 2013

Project Nameless launched its first Photo Exhibit and co-presented the Human Rights Forum on 9 December 2013 at the University of the Philippines Diliman, with UP CSSP, SAMASA and UP Econ CWTS Students. The theme of the event was "Mga Hamon sa Karapatang Pantao sa Kasalukuyang Panahon" (Human Rights Challenges Today). 

Board approves 22 nominees at August 2013 meeting

The Board of Directors of Project Nameless approved 22 nominees for inclusion in the Project Nameless roster of heroes and martrys at its meeting on 2nd August 2013. The Board accepts nominations for heroes at any time and processes nominations at its regular meetings. The family, friends, comrades, and communities of the heroes are invited to contribute stories about them on this site. Please email for more information on contributing to the site and the project. The 22 heroes and martyrs approved by the Board on 2nd August are:

Human Rights Violations Victims Welcome the Signing of Reparation Law

Photo by Ruben Felipe

Quezon City – Human Rights activists, survivors, relatives and friends of victims of state violence during the dark years of Martial Rule laud the signing into law of RA 10368 or the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013, in a Forum held at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Amphitheater, Tuesday afternoon, March 5, 2013.

Project Nameless Stages “A Night of Song and Tribute to the Nameless”

Ferns. Photo by Faith Bacon.

The Project Nameless Collective marked the first day of March 2013 with a simple but  loving tribute to the young Ati leader Dexter Condez and famed botanist  Leonard Co, as well as thousands of other heroes who have  lost their lives serving the Filipino people.

Less than a week after the successful launching of the Project Nameless website held at UP, the Nameless Collective staged a night of songs by people’s artists Ferns Tosco, Sazi Cosino and the Bersus band at Insomnia Bar, Centris complex.

The Nameless launched

Photo by B. Larin

The Nameless was launched on 20 February 2013, by the Project Nameless Collective, the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP) of the University of the Philippines (Diliman),  UP PADAYON, and UP SAMASA, at the CSSP. The widows of murdered heroes Rolando Olalia and Leonor Alay-ay attended the launch, along with many Martial Law-era activists and young student activists. Ruben Felipe, Project Nameless representative informed the gathering of the objectives of the project and the web site.

Tbak Pilipinas Message of Solidarity

Tbak Pilipinas greeted Project Nameless on its launch on 20 February 2013. Joel Saracho, President of Tbak Pilipinas, said in the solidarity message of the nameless:

"They were fathers and mothers,  brothers and  sisters, husbands and wives, comrades and friends. They are now the martyrs offered in the proverbial altar of democracy , but they were once flesh and blood we laughed and marched with.  And we choose not to forget them."

Tibak Pilipinas is an organisation of activists of the Martial Law period that was founded on 30 July 2002. Tbak launched Tbak Rising in 2012, a book of essays about activism during the Martial Law years, edited by Prof. Ferdinand Llanes.

PAHRA welcomes The Nameless

In a Solidarity Statement for the launch of The Nameless, The Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) said it was "enthused and grateful for the initiative of the people in launching the website for the Nameless – an all inclusive project of honoring the women and men, those with their own sexual orientation and gender identity, the young and the elderly, the normally abled and those with disabilities, the survivors and those who have died - contributors all to the diverse struggles against tyranny and oppression to ensure that fundamental freedoms and human rights serve as the foundation for governance, development and peace."