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Books and privacy

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What books are significant to you? Facebook introduced this challenge to get people engaged and read the advertisements that boost its revenues. Facebook friends ask the same intrusive question to get people to disclose a bit more about themselves. Don’t think too hard, they ask, just give a list.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

City libraries attract users

THE HIGH school section of the Pasig City Library CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Public libraries are open places where the community can bask in reading and learning. They are spaces where people, regardless of age, gender, religion, race, nationality or social status can have equal access. In this age of new technologies, libraries are still essential in promoting culture, information, literacy and education.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

That’s why I read a lot

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I love to travel. I’d love to see the world “in all its splendor” and “in all its unsightliness.” But there’s a big but.

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Is pushing a button learning?

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Perhaps I will be a more credible speaker at literacy workshops with this experience I am going through with my grandson Diego, who is in the throes of the Terrible Threes. How everyone in the family laughed when I threw up my arms in exasperation, saying that all my literacy beliefs were being put to a test. For Diego had just dealt me a cruel blow—rejecting my offer of a book to read, and preferring to do so on his parents’ hand-me-down iPad.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Reading: the key to everything

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About a year ago, in his presentation in one of the literacy policy dialogues of the Department of Education, Marcial Salvatierra of the Education Development Center (EDC) said we could significantly improve the reading competency of learners in the early grades through a focused set of interventions implemented consistently over time.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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