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We launched "The Activist" at Ateneo de Zamboanga University, March of 2011, sponsored by the Ateneo and Climaco Foundation. The historical novel is based on the real life story of Cesar C Climaco, the figting mayor of Zamboanga City, once dubbed "Mayor Lacson of Mindanao," after the fearless mayor of Manila, who fought against crime and corruption, when mobsters ruled that city.  He was a staunch and relentless critic of the P.I. dictator, Ferdinand Marcos. Inevitably and not surprising he was assassinated in broad daylight right in the heart of the city and her people. His murder, like the President's father, Benigno Aquino, has remained unsolved all these long years.    

The book is available at UST Publishing House and at National Bookstores: Php350.

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