“EDSA UNO, A Narrative and Analysis with Notes on Dos & Tres”
my third, and last, book on EDSA. 448 pages including endnotes, bibiliography, and name index. foreword by ninotchka rosca, afterword by patricio n. abinales, and blurbs by randy david, peque gallaga, and rene saguisag.
EDSA UNO… was launched last sunday and is now available at the UP Press Bookshop in diliman, qc, and Mt. Cloud Bookshops in upper session road, baguio. tomorrow it will be available at AKLATAN, an all-filipino book fair in magallanes, makati.*
of course i am somewhat unsettled by the timing, i.e., the synchronicity, the unplanned co-incidence, with the pork barrel protests presently rocking the nation. these are testy times, and i would be the last to call for an EDSA kind of ouster of the president. that would be a big mistake just because we have no one better to replace him with — i mean, one who offers an alternative program of government and development sans pork barrel, one we would, could, all happily get behind.
but i have no problem with #ScrapPork rallies at the EDSA shrine, and any other place for that matter, as long as the goal is to gather people together for consciousness-raising re Freedom of Information and the evils of the pork barrel system. let a hundred rallies bloom, indeed.
*AKLATAN, September 7, 2013 at the Alpha Tents. 6th floor, Alphaland Southgate, EDSA cor. Chino Roces Avenue (Beside the Magallanes MRT station.)
* for orders write firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call katrina: 0915 532 2578