US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas about to speak.
Thomas jokes: It's not often that a Princeton Tiger and a Columbia Lion see eye to eye
Tomas: To me, Bin Laden is something very very personal.
Thomas: Clearly we will continue our work with the armed forces of the Philippines. We wanna make sure a lot of that assistance now is in medical, veterinary, dental training, civil engineering.
Harry Thomas takes photo of the crowd here at the launch. He says he's going to email it to his mom, family in the United States.
Glenda Gloria introduces ABS-CBN reporter and anchor Ces Drilon.
Gloria: A tireless and bullheaded reporter, Ces Orena-Drilon.
Ces Drilon: The last time I spoke about my kidnapping, I cried.
Drilon: The book is, in part, about the most difficult moments in my life.
Drilon: Maria, let me take this opportunity to thank you for bringing us back. For helping give Jimmy, Angel, and me a second lease on life.
Drilon: The book for the first time gave a picture of the harried days in the crisis center (of ABS-CBN).
Ces Drilon: It was at Maria's urging that I returned to the field, which is my real passion.