When facts are rock solid, not even the most powerful can defeat them.
2021 is especially important for Filipinos, because we are less than a year away from the next presidential elections. When a lot is at stake, a lot is required of citizens so they can make informed decisions.
How does one sift through the noise on social media? By knowing the facts.
Last May, for instance, we saw veteran journalist, author, and Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug debunk the false claims Juan Ponce Enrile made on the West Philippine Sea in President Duterte’s weekly televised address. On Vitug’s Facebook account, she cited specific passages from her book Rock Solid:
Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case Against China, published in 2018, presents a comprehensive account of the epic legal success of the Philippines’ territorial claim over that of China. Walden Bello, international adjunct professor at the State University of New York at Binghampton describes it as: “A gem of a book, so comprehensive in its research, so articulate in its presentation. The gold standard in international legal reportage and investigative work.”
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From June 9 to 23, readers will be able to get an annual membership with Rappler+ and a copy of Rock Solid for P3,438. This is 15% cheaper than buying the membership and book seperately, saving buyers P600.
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