“Five Hundred Years Without Love ”
September 17, 2020
“I have so much faith in the potential of the Filipino.” - Former Lord Chancellor Alex Lacson AΦB 1987A The Fraternity congratulates FLC Alex Lacson AΦB 1987A for the publication of his latest novel, “Five Hundred Years Without Love.” The book was officially introduced at its online book launch that coincided with the country’s celebration of National Heroes Day. Fans and readers of FLC Alex graced the event which was also attended by prominent personalities such as UP Professor Solita “Mareng Winnie” Monsod, TV host Eugenio “Boy” Abunda, and Administrator Bishop Broderick Pabillo of the Manila Archdiocese, among others.
Set in modern times, the novel explores the idea of social cancers metastasizing all around the country. Similar to how Dr. Jose Rizal wrote “Noli Me Tangere” 133 years ago, FLC Alex illustrates several persisting illnesses including corruption and abuse of power.
While the novel reveals negative aspects of our nation, it also imparts the readers with the author’s infectious positivity. As a symbol of hope, the novel speaks about the concept of “A Dream Philippines.” FLC Alex also shares his perspective on how the Philippines can prosper and progress through unity and action. He believes that by observing other countries and adopting best practices and policies, we can shape and rebuild the very foundation on which our nation rests. FLC Alex keeps his faith in the future of the Filipino.
A lawyer and graduate of UP Law Batch 1996, FLC Alex also authored several published works including his best-selling 2005 book “12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do To Help Our Country.” Prolific not just in prose, FLC Alex is also known for his poem “I am Filipino” which is taught and learned in many schools nationwide.
FLC Alex is a recipient of numerous awards including the 2006 Good Pilipino Award given by the Good Filipino Movement, the 2009 Good Citizen/Good Filipino Award given by the EDSA People Power Commission, and the 2014 Family Values Award given by the Mormon Church in the Philippines.
A staunch nationalist, FLC Alex continues to dream for a better Philippines. His passion and vision are reflected not only in his works but also in his character. FLC Alex continues to inspire many Filipinos - young and old - to never give up on this country and to continue to fight for its sake.
The Fraternity stands united with FLC Alex’s contribution and dedication to the Filipino.
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