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Author's Talk with Marites Vitug on HOUR BEFORE DAWN

An evening in dialogue with one of the Philippines' most prominent and brilliant investigative journalists, Marites DaƱguilan Vitug, who is coming to Mt Cloud Bookshop in Baguio City to launch her latest book on the Philippine Supreme Court, "Hour Before Dawn."

The Author's Talk will begin at 5:00 PM on 20 November, in Mt Cloud Bookshop. There will be time for an open forum after Ms. Vitug's talk, which will then be followed by book signing and a light merienda.

The book examines "what might have been the darkest hour of the Phili

ppine Supreme Court, when its integrity was compromised by the actions of its Chief Justice, who was subsequently impeached, and by a series of highly irregular reversals of its own rulings. It reveals a court seemingly subject to political pressure, disbursing funds for questionable purposes, and abetting plagiarism by one of its own members, and yet placing itself beyond criticism even by the country's top lawyers and academics. It chronicles the most open and yet contentious clash between the executive department and the court. But the book is also a record of how a staunchly independent minority within the Court stood up for what was right, giving hope for the rebirth and reorientation of one of the country's most vital institutions."
-- from the book's back cover.





As is always in the Cloud, everyone is welcome!

Mt Cloud Bookshop is located in the Casa Vallejo Building, Upper Session Road, Baguio City. Tel: (074) 424 4437. Email: queries@mtcloudbookshop.com


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