The Law of the Sea

Arturo M. Tolentino: I wish people will remember me for The Law of the Sea

First Meeting with Amang

The connotation of the word “Amang” is one of close kinship. Literally it meams ”father”, or older man.

Although Amang and my grandfather belong to different political parties, they were good friends so when my father began to show interest in public affairs, Tatang brought my father to Amang one day.

Daddy recalled:

That was my father’s meeting with Amang Rodriquez, and he had declined the great man’s offer. Fifteen years and a world war later when another proposal was forthcoming, it was a little different.

Amang