SCHEDULE: Marites Vitug’s ‘Rock Solid’ book launches, talks
SCHEDULE: Marites Vitug’s ‘Rock Solid’ book launches, talks
Interested readers can listen to the author, a veteran journalist and Rappler editor-at-large, and buy ‘Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case against China’ at these events in the Philippines and abroad

MANILA, Philippines – Veteran journalist and Rappler editor-at-large Marites Dañguilan Vitug launched on July 18 her book Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case against China, published by the Ateneo de Manila University Press. 

Vitug is doing the rounds of forums, where copies of the landmark book will be available. 

Interested readers can listen to the author and buy Rock Solid at the following events:  

JUNE 2019 

June 18, The Netherlands
Tuesday, 3-6 pm
Venue: LeidenAsiaCentre, Wijnhaven Complex Room 3.46, Turfmarkt 99, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland 2511DP Nederland
Asian Current Affairs Forum (ACAF) on the South China Sea Conflict
Register for the event here.   

June 25, London
Tuesday, 5:30 to 8:30 pm BST
Venue: Abbey Community Centre, 222c Belsize Road, Kilburn, London, NW6 4DJ
Ms Vitug will meet with the Filipino community and their friends, read excerpts from Rock Solid and sign copies for attendees. She will be joined by Dr Marilen Danguilan, who has written a book about how the Philippine reproductive health law came about. She will also read from and sign copies of her book.
Register for the event here

June 28, London
Friday, 1-2 pm
Venue: Chatham House, 10 St James’s Square, London
South China Sea: How the Philippines Won its Maritime Case Against China
Register here.  



Concluded events


February 27, Tokyo
Wednesday, 4:40 pm
Venue: Conference Room 4A, National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies, 7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
The talk will be in English
Participation fee is free; register via email by February 26  



January 18, Washington DC
Friday, 12-2 pm
Venue: ICC 700 (Executive Conference Room), Georgetown University
Lecture: “New Year Outlook for the Philippines: From Maritime Dispute with China to Mid-Term Elections” 
Seats are limited. RSVP here

January 24, San Francisco, California
Thursday, 6-7:30 pm
Venue: San Francisco Main Public Library, 5th Floor Learning Center, 100 Larkin Street (at Civic Center), San Francisco, CA 94102
Organized by the Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc 
Called “Celebrating Philippine Victories,” the event is a twin launch for the books Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case Against China by Marites Dañguilan Vitug and The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises by Dr Marilen Dañguilan, both published by the Ateneo de Manila University Press



December 7, Baguio City 
Friday, 9 am-12 pm
Venue: UP Baguio College of Social Sciences Audio Visual Room   

December 11, Manila  
Tuesday, 5:20 pm session 
Venue: Manila Hotel
Organized by the Philippine Geological Society (for members only) 
GeoCon 2018: “Building the Country, Securing the Future: The Role of Filipino Geoscientists”
Click here for more details.



November 10, Quezon City 
Saturday, 3:30-6 pm
Venue: University Hotel, UP Diliman 



September 5, Thailand 
Wednesday, 7 pm 
Venue: Penthouse, Maneeya Center Building, 518/5 Ploenchit Road (connected to the BTS Skytrain Chitlom station), Patumwan, Bangkok
Organized by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand; Tel.: 02-652-0580; email:
Fees: Members: free; non-members 450 baht; Thai journalists and students with valid ID: 150 baht
Panel discussion: Tackling China’s South China Sea ambitions: Lessons from the Philippines 

September 20, Cebu City
Thursday, 2 pm
Venue: Father Albert van Gansewinkel Hall, Law and Business Building, University of San Carlos Downtown Campus, Pelaez Street, Cebu City 
Sponsored by the University of San Carlos College of Law and IBP Cebu


AUGUST 2018 

August 3, Davao City 
Friday, 2-5 pm
Venue: Media Center, Ateneo de Davao University Community Center, Roxas Avenue, Davao City
Organized by the University Community Engagement & Advocacy Council, Mindanews, Konsensya Dabaw, Ateneo de Davao University College of Law

August 23, Australia 
Thursday, 3-5 pm
Venue: Room 1.04, Coombs Extension, Building 8, Fellows Road Australia National University, Canberra  
Organized by the Philippines Project
Seminar: “The Great Unhinging: The erosion of the rule of law in the Philippines”  

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