Karina Bolasco, Anvil: @maria_ressa's book is timely with the Framework Agreement. This book astounding addition to books on terror
Bolasco: Maria is a public intellectual, knows good mind must be used for public good #FromBinLadentoFacebook
Bolasco jokes: Pick up 4 copies, one for yourself and 3 for 3 degrees of influence #FromBinLadentoFacebook
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
US Amb Thomas: Book is timely with Framework Agreement to be signed. I congratulate Leonen and his team #FromBinLadentoFacebook
Tomas: To me, Bin Laden is something very very personal.
Thomas: Bin Laden to me is personal. i lived in New York. In past decade, US, PH collaborated to blunt terrorism #FromBinLadentoFacebook
Thomas: We have to commend Aquino, PM Najib and others who worked on agreement. US to continue to help in education #BinLadenToFacebook
Thomas: Until the social inequities end you will periodically have people rebelling becof what they see as an injustice. #BinLadenToFacebook
Amb Thomas ribs Maria for going to Princeton, "second-rate" univ, he jokes. He is from Columbia #BinLadenToFacebook
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.
Thomas: We will invest in education, human rights, especially education of girls. We will work with AFP #BinLadenToFacebook
Amb Thomas: Terrorism is an evil that has not ended, just blunted. #FromBinLadentoFacebook
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.
. @cesdrilon: When I read the book, I couldn't help but shed tears. The kidnapping was most difficult ordeal of my life #BinLadenToFacebook
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.
. @cesdrilon: Maria, I haven't really thanked you. Thank you for giving me, Jimmy and Angel a 2nd lease on life #BinLadenToFacebook
Drilon: The book for the first time gave a picture of the harried days in the crisis center (of ABS-CBN).
. @cesdrilon: When I was in Sulu, the sky was so beautiful, I wondered how there could be such cruelty in the place #FromBinLadentoFacebook
Ces Drilon: It was at Maria's urging that I returned to the field, which is my real passion.