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Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Si Tatang At Mga Himala ng Ating Panahon, Ricky Lee’s ground breaking collection of reportage, short fiction and screenplay, reissued as a special collector’s edition had a successful book launch last Sunday, 3 pm, May 31 (2009) at Powerbooks, SM Megamall. It was a star-studded event attended by celebrities, friends, fans, the Noranians, supporters and even ordinary people. They came in droves to witness the memorable affair.

Well-known and popular personalities like Angel Locsin, Dingdong Dantes, Phillip Salvador, Ogie Alcasid, Alan Paule, Jaclyn Jose, Jean Garcia, Vangie Labalan, Fernando Josef, Robi Domingo, Danton Remoto, Chanda Romero and Ricky Davao (who also stood as host) read excerpts from the writer’s book. National Artist for Literature, Bienvenido Lumbera addressed the opening remarks.

Book signing followed after the program.

The book

Books on sale

The Venue

SRO crowd

Ricky Lee

Ricky Davao as host

celebrity guests

National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera

Dingdong Dantes

Alan Paule

Jean Garcia

Jaclyn Jose

Phillip Salvador

Robi Domingo

Danton Remoto

Ogie Alcasid

Fernando 'Nanding' Josef

Ricky Davao and Chanda Romero

Angel Locsin and Vangie Labalan

Ricky signing for a friend

Ricky with cinematograher Romy Vitug

Ricky signing an old issue of the book

(photos by Simon Santos)


James DR said...

Simon, ano ang nadagdag sa bagong libro? Meron kasi ako nung old issue, eh. Sayang, di ako nakapunta, sana napapirmahan ko rin yung copy ko.

Video 48 said...

Hindi ako familiar sa unang aklat, James. Ayon sa bagong libro ---"kasama ang screenplay ng Himala, mga artikulo, ilang maikling kuwento, at dalawa pang dagdag na artikulo tungkol sa Himala at kay Lino Brocka." May mga bagong visuals na inilagay.

Unknown said...

I attended the event. It was indeed successful. I bought the book and have it signed by my 'idol,' Mr. Ricky Lee. I do hope he'll conduct scriptwriting workshops this year.


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