Writer, constitutionalist Florangel Rosario Braid pens autobiography

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 19) -- A book on the life of Florangel Rosario Braid, a writer and one of the framers of the 1987 Constitution, was launched on Monday.

"Tagpo; Right Time, Right Place" chronicles her life and achievements as a media and communications expert and artist

"Tagpo is a Tagalog word that means ‘setting,'" Braid explained.

"'Tagpo: Right Place, Right Time' sums up the grand theme of this book where fortuitous events, which I describe as ‘being at the right place and at the right time’ or finding myself at the inception of a new project or innovation, appeared to be a pattern that shaped the course of my life. I also describe it as being present at the onset of a renaissance," she said of her autobiography.

A statement from the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC), which Braid co-founded in 1980, said the book tells of her journey -- calling it personal and monumental -- which left a lasting impact on society.

"Her influence has touched countless lives, from grassroots community journalists to policy makers in the Philippines and abroad," it said.

Readers can also get a glimpse of Braid's art through the book where she shared several paintings reflecting her experiences, transitioning between written word and visual art.

"Proceeds from the sales of the book will contribute to a scholarship fund for underprivileged youth and community journalists who wish to pursue a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Journalism or Master of Arts in Journalism," added the AIJC.