"Rock Solid" and "RH Bill Story" books launch

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The Filipino American Center of the San Francisco Public Library, Philippine American Writers and Artists (PAWA) and the Ateneo de Manila University Press present a double book launch:

Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case Against China by Marites Dañguilan Vitug and The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises by Marilen Dañguilan

Rock SolidRock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case Against China presents a comprehensive account of the epic legal success of the Philippines' territorial claim over that of China. The arbitral ruling is paramount to the protection of Philippine sovereignty and territorial integrity. Readers will appreciate the unpacking of the complex nature of Philippine national interests, stretching from fishery and natural resources to security concerns and territorial integrity of the nation.

RH Bill StoryThe RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises: “Truly gripping is the detailed narration of what actually took place during the Senate and House debates. This is valuable documentation for most civil society pro- and anti-RH advocates who can only occasionally, or sometimes never, gain access to the floor debates. What was actually said, or not said—the assertions, the rebuttals, the continuing attacks and defenses—offer intriguing insights into how contentious laws are passed in this country. A compelling read for all.” 

—MARY RACELIS, PhD 
Institute of Philippine Culture, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 
Ateneo de Manila University

Marites Danguilan VitugMarites Dañguilan Vitug is one of the Philippines’ most accomplished journalists, winning awards and public recognition for her reportage on justice, politics, and security. A bestselling author, she has written several books on Philippine current affairs. She is currently editor-at-large of Rappler.

Marilen DanguilanMarilen J. Dañguilan, MD is Country Director of Population Service Pilipinas, Inc. She wrote two books: Making Choices in Good Faith: A Challenge to the Catholic Church’s Teaching on Sexuality and Contraception that won the National Book Award in 1993, and Women in Brackets: A Chronicle of Vatican Power and Control in 1997, finalist in the National Book Award in 1998.

Books will be available for purchase.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Filipino American Center.

This is a Reading, Writing & Poetry program from SFPL. We love reading/sharing/creating words.

This is a Politics & Current Affairs program. The views and opinions expressed in programs presented by groups unaffiliated with SFPL do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SFPL or the City.

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