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Light in the dark

November is National Reading Month, and at the kickoff last Monday Education Secretary Armin Luistro urged schoolchildren to let books unleash the wonders of their imagination. “There are books that will take you anywhere in the world… Books open up new and strange worlds that we might neither know nor reach. They can give us anything we imagine,” he told his audience at Pasig Central Elementary School.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Old books’ home

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Secondhand bookstores have taught me some of life’s valuable lessons.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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 »

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