“CONG Tarzan Lazatin: A Public Life,” the biography of late Pampanga Rep. and three-term Angeles City Mayor Carmelo “Tarzan” Lazatin, will soon be available in public libraries all over Central Luzon.
According to a statement from the Angeles City government, distribution of the book in Central Luzon libraries started on January 24 and was expected to finish by the end of the month.
Following this, copies of the book will also be donated to schools, universities, and public libraries in other Luzon provinces and, eventually, in Visayas and Mindanao, officials said.
In October 2022, copies of the book were also donated to schools and universities in Angeles City and Metro Manila. While in November of the same year, copies of the book were donated to the House of Representatives, where Lazatin once served as five-time congressman.
The idea to publish the book came from Lazatin’s son, Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. and the former’s long-time aide, IC Calaguas.
Calaguas was Lazatin’s executive assistant at City Hall and chief of staff at the House of Representatives.
The book was edited by veteran journalist and Punto editor-in-chief, Caesar “Bong” Lacson and written by a team of writers composed of Tonette Orejas of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Arnel San Pedro of iOrbit News, Marna Dagumboy-Del Rosario of the Philippine News Agency and Pampanga News Now, and Minerva Zamora-Arceo of Central Luzon Businessweek.
Contributors to the book also include Joey Pavia of Central Luzon Businessweek, Arlyn Ente-Lukban of The Voice, and Noel Tulabut of Sun Star Pampanga.
The book’s foreword was written by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.