Monday, June 28, 2010
A Lifetime of Freedom by Arlyn Dela Cruz. "No one but Arlyn dela Cruz can write with authority and intimacy about the Abu Sayyaf Group. She has been through a lot of personal and professional hardships because of her stories, but Arlyn is a survivor. Her courage, her dedication to journalism and her brand of investigative reportage is a unique contribution to Philippine Journalism. Arlyn's book shows the challenges and sacrifices a journalist must face to get a story. Readers must read Arlyn's book with a critical eye to understand the inner workings not only of the Abu Sayyaf but also of the Philippine Media. I envy her candid narration of events." - Jose Torres Jr., Former Chairman, National Union of Journalists in the Philippines and Author of the book Into the Mountains: Hostaged by the Abu Sayyaf.