Rage PH issued a statement regarding the supposed release of a special music video on Monday, July 27.
The music video of an all-star rendition of "Rage," an original from the band The Jerks, was made to protest the passage of the Anti-Terror Law, the denial of ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal, and a host of other threats to freedom of expression taking place amid the backdrop of an escalating COVID-19 health crisis.
"We apologize for the delay in the uploading of the video because of some technical difficulties in the editing," said the movement on its Facebook Page. "Please stand by for further announcements."
"Rage" music video was originally scheduled for release on the same day, during President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA).
It features a lineup of 35 music artists that includes such icons as Raimund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala, Bobby Balingit, and Cooky Chua.
Despite the challenges posed to the initiative by a global pandemic that has made travel restrictions and quarantine measures all part of the “new normal,” the collaborators gathered their voices and instruments in solidarity to fight an emerging tyranny that is increasingly becoming a more deadly and more critical threat to human rights and freedom of expression in this country with each passing day.
"Ito ang panahon ng pagkakaisa. Tayo ay haharap sa pinakamatinding hamon na susukat sa ating paninindigan at katatagan. 'Wag manahimik. Lumaban," said Chikoy Pura, frontman of The Jerks.
James is everywhere. He is so busy, but he never fails to make time with friends. He loves all types of music. He loves food. He loves to travel too, if time permits. James is everywhere and what he sees is what you get.