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Gang Badoy’s Tribute to Tara Santelices

January 10, 2010

Gang Badoy of RockEd fame wrote a tribute to several news-worthy Filipinos who passed away in 2009. Among them was Tara Santelices.

Here’s what she had to say about Tara:

Tara Santelices, 23 Poet, musician, filmmaker

I only met her once, ever so briefly, at Mag:Net Katipunan. Next time I heard about her, she was already lying unconscious at Medical City. The world lost an artist too early, yet again. A few months before she went into a coma, Tara quoted the poet Louise Gluck in her blog, “I did not expect to survive, earth suppressing me. I didn’t expect to waken again, to feel in damp earth my body able to respond again, remembering after so long how to open again in the cold lightof earliest spring.”

The Tara I had come to know through her writing and work seemed to be an irrepressible being. She took on filmmaking, songwriting, the guitar, her friends, causes and life by the horns—she raised everything above her head and swung it around. Tara certainly knew what life was all about. At least we had her until July 27 of 2009. (Get to know Tara through http://tarxz.multiply.com/ )

The complete article can be found here.

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