Patriots on the Streets is property developer Rex C. Drillon II’s first novel in collaboration with newspaper editor and columnist Adelle Chua. While exposing the seamy side of business and government in the Philippines, it is not an unfocused rant. Drilon shines a searchlight on concerns that need reform, suggests solutions, and points the way for Filipinos to actively exercise their patriotism through development and nation-building.

 

Patriots on the Street is property developer Rex C. Drillon II’s first novel in collaboration with newspaper editor and columnist Adelle Chua. While exposing the seamy side of business and government in the Philippines, it is not an unfocused rant. Drilon shines a searchlight on concerns that need reform, suggests solutions, and points the way for Filipinos to actively exercise their patriotism through development and nation-building.

When Manila-based IT executive Jonas Tunay accepts an invitation to attend his 25th high school reunion in a small Visayan town, he has no inkling at all that his vacation will result in a life-transforming epiphany.

His conscience pricked by anomalies observed at work, Jonas thinks he can de-stress during his stay in Araut. But after hearing the stories of the people in his life – his cousin Rafael, the arrogant town mayor; his stoic driver Miong and his OFW wife Dory: Jona’s former classmates; and high-school student Maya – Jonas realizes he can’t leave Manila’s problems behind, and is forced to confront the realities that truly shape Philippine society.

When asked to speak to Maya’s class, Jonas is faced with a choice: to present sugar-coated facts, or bare the truth, no matter how explosive?

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