Chikoy Pura is one of my favorite Filipino artists. His band, the Jerks, is an institution in Philippine music and they are responsible for some of the classics in Philippine rock history. They never sold out and are respected by musicians and music lovers alike. Chikoy is also not afraid to speak his mind about political issues and I saw him often play in between speeches at protest rallies. His tribute to the martyrs of the people's movement is probably not his best but heck, it moves me to tears.