November 15, 2017
He was willing to risk his life to serve the people! People’s broadcaster, who listened with the heart to the people, giving them his entire attention, he became the people’s voice during the dark days of the Marcos dictatorship.
Fearless as an active member of the Correspondents, Broadcasters and Reports Association – Action News Service (COBRA-ANS), he broadcast reports of widespread human rights violations by the martial law regime. He risked his life and his job.
As a very popular radio announcer who could render very understandable for the exploited masses the issues of socio-economic injustice, his booming voice and folksy narratives were enthusiastically welcomed by the masa.
We render high tribute to Kaupod Wilfredo “Fred” Sapa who served the people!
May his life of service to the people be an inspiration to the millenials!
May his noble memory live on in our unceasing struggle for freedom!
Our heartfelt condolences to his family, relatives, many colleagues and friends!
Luis G. Jalandoni
Senior Adviser, Negotiating Panel
National Democratic Front of the Philippines