Saturday, September 18, 2010

Senate Bill No. 1428

A repost from Madame Fe Angela Verzosa's Facebook note -

ALL cities and municipalities nationwide should have a library or reading centers equipped with electronic library services, Sen. Loren Legarda said yesterday.

“All our public libraries should adhere to the demands of a globalized Filipino nation,” she said. Legarda noted that at present, there are only 1,136 public libraries, just a fraction of the libraries or reading centers that need to be set up in the 41,980 barangays and 1,618 cities and municipalities.

She filed Senate Bill No.1428 which tasks the National Library and Department of the Interior and Local Government to establish additional public libraries to serve all congressional districts, cities and municipalities as well as reading centers in every barangay except in cities or municipalities where there are existing public libraries or in barangays where there are existing reading centers.

SBN 1428 recommends a continuous funding for additional textbooks and the latest computer and electronic library facilities to make sure that Filipino students have access to a wide variety of up-to-date learning materials.

”The spirit of Senate Bill No. 1428 is to continuously encourage the passion for reading and seeking of new knowledge. Education is our greatest gift to the children of today who will be the leaders of tomorrow,” Legarda said.

You can download the full text of the SBN 1428 here:!.pdf

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