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This statement is being issued by our company, C & E Publishing, Inc., to clear its name on the controversy surrounding the unauthorized translation of the book Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag by Edgardo M. Reyes. We categorically disclaim having authorized the purported sale of the translation rights to the book and its actual translation by Ethos Books. We have not agreed with any party or approved any transaction for the translation rights to the book without the prior knowledge and consent of the heirs of the late Edgardo M. Reyes, with whom we are in constant communication in all aspects of our publishing agreement. We thank Ms. Andromeda Reyes and her family for their continuous trust and support in our mutual endeavors, and we give our commitment to uphold their rights and consult them on any matter that would concern them. We urge the public to refrain from circulating statements unsupported by facts and tending to discredit or tarnish the name of C & E, lest they unwittingly expose themselves to libel suits. We shall constantly monitor the developments on this issue and communicate with all parties involved, in an effort to resolve it in a manner that promotes the interests of everyone concerned and of Philippine literature in general.

C & E Publishing, Inc.

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