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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 »

UP Cebu library building condemned, ordered closed

THE CONDEMNED library building of  the University of the Philippines Cebu College.  Photo by CHARISSE URSAL/INQUIRER VISAYAS

Students of the state university in Cebu suddenly found themselves without a library. Officials of the University of the Philippines Cebu College (UPCC) condemned the two-story building that housed the university library citing as reason the danger of its collapse as a result of cracks that had been found on beams of the building’s ceiling.

Posted: July 21st, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Cebu City library to celebrate 93 years

THE Cebu City Public Library will celebrate its 93rd founding anniversary on April 14 to April 30.

Posted: April 11th, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

City Library to launch ‘love to read’ project

In line with the EDSA Revolution anniversary, the Cebu City Public Library, in cooperation with newly-formed group The Basadours, will launch the “I Love to Read Project,” a public-private collaborative project aimed at literacy development.

Posted: February 18th, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Model reading center drops ‘bodega’ look


Marciana Tudtud Inoc knows exactly how a library looks like. But when the former librarian first stepped into the reading center of Barangay Talamban in Cebu City, she saw a gloomy bodega (warehouse) stacked with secondhand, almost unusable, books.

Posted: February 17th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

A paradise by the bay for booklovers

LEOCADIO Dioso Jr., a retired United Nations official, has put up a public library in his hometown in Pandan, Antique, to help develop the love for reading, especially among the children. NESTOR P. BURGOS JR.

Booklovers have found a paradise in a library by the bay in Pandan town in Antique. The Leocadio Alonsagay Dioso Memorial Public Library keeps at least 25,000 books and other reading materials, which the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) considers one of the most extensive collections among public libraries in the country.

Posted: January 27th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Doing poorly in Filipino? This Library can help


With books starting to lose ground against the Internet, e-books and other new media, a group of book lovers has built a library to spread the love for reading. That library is not just a place for reading today but also a learning center that teaches students from preschool to high school to love the [...]

Posted: July 31st, 2011 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Library, museum, gallery under one roof


Cebu City’s famous landmark named after the country’s national hero has just been given a much-needed facelift. And there is no better time to reopen the three-story Rizal Memorial Library and Museum than on May 8 this year—the 150th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal. It signals a new era in reviving Cebuano art and [...]

Posted: July 23rd, 2011 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Inquirer shares joy of reading to schools


SAN PABLO CITY – The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s daily contribution of free copies to all 243 public elementary and high schools and the city library here, is “helping tremendously in the efforts to enhance learning in the city,” said a city library official. Rosario N. Robielos, supervisor in charge of the library, known here as [...]

Posted: July 3rd, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Reading shaped Rizal’s POLITICAL consciousness


(Editor’s Note: The author is the shrine curator of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.) MANILA, Philippines – MANY Filipino heroes, like Andres Bonifacio and Apolinario Mabini, assiduously collected and read books and pamphlets. But Jose Rizal stands out as the foremost bibliophile, his interests ranging from the literary to the scientific. Even as [...]

Posted: June 12th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Learning | Read More »

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  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
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