(UPDATED) Rappler editor-at-large Marites Dañguilan Vitug is set to unveil the book ‘Rock Solid,’ the first of its kind about the Philippines’ victory over the South China Sea, at the Ateneo de Manila University on July 24
LANDMARK BOOK. ‘Rock Solid,’ authored by award-winning journalist Marites Dañguilan Vitug, is the first of its kind on the Philippines’ case against China over the South China Sea. Photo of Vitug by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Two years after the Philippines won a case against China at The Hague, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Dañguilan Vitug is set to launch a landmark book about this historic ruling on the South China Sea.
Vitug on July 18 will unveil her book Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case against China, the first of its kind on Manila’s legal victory against Beijing.
The book was published by the Ateneo de Manila University Press, the publishing arm of one of the leading Catholic universities in the Philippines.
The book launch is scheduled at 5 pm on Tuesday, July 24, on the 5th floor (First Pacific Hall) of the Rizal Library at the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City. (The event was postponed from July 18 due to inclement weather.)
Speakers at the book launch include Vice President Leni Robredo and two stalwarts of the Philippines’ case against China – Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio and former Philippine secretary Albert del Rosario.
Rock Solid will be sold at a discounted rate of P490 ($9), or 10% lower than the original price, during the book launch. Afterwards, the book will be sold in leading bookstores for P545 ($10).