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Ramadan officially on


Filipino Muslims officially begin observing today the fasting month of Ramadan, according to a decree issued by the Dharul Ifta (House of Opinion) here late Friday.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Pakistani madrassa names library after Bin Laden

Osama bin Laden. AP FILE PHOTO

A spokesman for a controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital, Islamabad, says he has named the school’s new library in honor of Osama bin Laden.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

A library in every barangay? Let’s do it in QC, says councilor


Whatever happened to the 19-year-old law requiring the establishment of reading centers in every barangay?

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Weekends at POL are for book lovers


Community libraries are often empty on weekdays when children are in school. On weekends and holidays, when they are free, the libraries are closed. In Pandacan, Manila, concerned nongovernment organizations (NGOs) decided the situation had to change. They got together and launched POL (Pandacan Open Library). The brainchild of Antonio Santos, vice president of Samahang […]

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Public libraries survive digital age

TUCKED in a corner of Burnham Park, the Baguio City public library offers students and residents a collection of books and magazines covering a variety of subjects.

One afternoon, 7-year-old Shaira Myr Balasi was so absorbed in a book she was reading at the Baguio City public library that she didn’t mind the rainy, cold weather. She was on Page 16 of “Nature’s Patterns: Plant Life Cycles,” a science book for children, when the Inquirer interrupted her for a chat.

Posted: July 31st, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »