Voyage of The Balangay Book Launching




THE VOYAGE OF THE BALANGAY's book launching 
was held at the Sergio Osmena Hall, National Library, Padre Burgos Avenue, Ermita, Manila
March 5, 2015
4:00-6:00pm

It was attended by Executive Secretary, Paquito "Jojo" Ochoa, CamSur Representative Leni Gerona- Robredo, Oscar M. Lopez, foreign dignitaries, Ms. Teresita Ang See, Ms. Laurice Guillen, Mr. Leo Tavarro Valdez, among others.  

The coffee table book is now available at major bookstores.  



























ARTURO T. VALDEZ signing one of the books
Art is the leader of the First Philippine Mount Everest Expedition, a former President of The Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines, a veteran mountaineer and a marathoner. Art is also a former Undersecretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC). It was in 2007, when Art successfully realized the epic story of the successful ascent of Mt. Everest by two Filipino groups: one by climbers Oracion and Emata (both male) and Belarmino-Sardena, Wenceslao and Dayondon (an all female team)-  From the official website



We are honored to have been photographed by Mr. Kevin Hamdorf(a note to his fans: Mr. Hamdorf used my Samsung Galaxy Note and not his SLR).  With me are my mom(Ma. Rosario Cauwenbergh Misa Garcia) and Mr. Leo T. Valdez.  Mr Valdez, besides being Mr. Art Valdez's brother, is an award winning singer.  He is also a very great actor.  Some of the roles he portrayed are: 1) The Engineer, MS. SAIGON ; 2) Jean Valjean, LES MISERABLES and 3)Tick/Mitzi, PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT among others.  


Mom was tickled pink when she was able to have a photograph taken with Ms. Laurice Guillen.  She is an award winning director for Film and Television, Screenwriter and Actress.  




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