Bookmark recently had its book launch of Ninoy Aquino: A Courageous Homecoming and the other books of the Modern Heroes for the Filipino Youth Series and of the Great Men and Women of Asia–Children’s Series which is a partnership project of The Bookmark, Inc. and the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation at the McKinley Room, Manila Polo Club last April 24, 2010.
Ambassador Bienvenido A. Tan Jr., The Bookmark, Inc's, president, introduced the guest of the evening, Mrs. Viel Aquino-Dee, who thanked Bookmark for publishing the book on his father. Also, former senator and lawyer Rene Saguisag read a paragraph from the Ninoy Aquino: A Courageous Homecoming on behalf of his daughter Lara Saguisag who authored the book and proceeded to read a short speech he had prepared. He emphasized the importance of reading not just for children but for all ages. Senator Rene Saguisag encouraged guests and participants to acquire copies of the books.
(Indonesia), Shoaib Sultan Khan (Pakistan), Lin Hwai-Min (Taiwan), Chamlong Srimuang (Thailand), Kiran Bedi (India), Seiei Toyama (Japan), Abdul Sattar Edhi and Bilqis Edhi (Pakistan), Yuan Longping (China), Tetsu Nakamura (Japan), Mohammad Yunus (Bangladesh), Prateep Ungsongtham-Hata (Thailand), and Ho Ming-teh (Taiwan).
had their books signed by authors and artists of the stories who were
present. Some artworks from artists Quix Maiquez and Victoria Ronidel
were exhibited during the launch. Guests included Bishop Antonio
Ledesma, Carmencita Abella, Becky Villegas, Washington Sycip, Louie
Torres and Des Torres, Joy Jopson-Kintanar, Rainier Quilala and Anna
Magpayo, Jay Velasco, Mara Perez, Oni Gargaritano, Gaspar Solis, Leo
Calderero, Della Besa and Patricia Licuanan.
Authors present were Emma R. Tan, Didith T. Rodrigo, Gidget Roceles-Jimenez, Lin Acacio-Flores, Neni Sta. Romana-Cruz, Kitkat Torres. Some artists seen were: Abi Goy, Liza Flores, Ariel Santillan, Ma.Victoria Ronidel, Quix Maiquez, and May Tobias-Papa.
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