New York City – The University of San Carlos (USC) yesterday successfully launched two books authored by its alumni with the support of the Fil-Am Press Club of New York at the Philippine Center on 5th Avenue. The books: In the Belly of the Beast, stories of Human Trafficking, and Creating, Managing, and Distributing Wealth: USC SBE at 80, a coffee table book, were published by the Cebu-based USC Press in its pursuit to encourage faculty and former students to chronicle inspiring life stories and valuable research documents.
New York-based journalist and publisher of OSM! wrote In the Belly of the Beast on assignment by the USC Press’s executive editor Dr. Jose Eleazar Bersales and Fr. Generoso Rebayla, the Vice President for Finance of USC. Dr. Challoner Matero, meanwhile, is the author of Creating, Managing, and Distributing Wealth and is currently the chair of the USC School of Business and Economics.
The Double Book Launch was hosted by The FilAm founder and editor, Cristina DC Pastor. Consul Kerwin Tate, said the office of the Consul General of New York is happy to welcome enlightening activities such as this as a venue to enlighten and discuss crucial matters for Filipinos abroad.
The cocktail event top-billed Filipino favorites saba banana, sweet potatoes, and strawberry in latik fondue as well as the delectable spicy chorizo, meatballs, and quail eggs. It was catered by the Cuisinera in America, a budding entrepreneurial venture of Cebuana Vanette Colmenares. (Photos by Emil Rapada, Juliet Payabyab, Elton Lugay, Perla Candelaria, and Leani Auxilio)