Monday, November 30, 2015

152nd Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio

From the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines: Today is the 152nd birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, the emblematic father of the Philippine Revolution and once the President of the Supreme Council of the Katipunan.

Noong 1896, isinulat ni Andres Bonifacio—ama ng rebolusyon at naging Pangulo ng Kataastaasang Sanggunian ng Katipunan—ang Sampung Utos ng mga Anak ng Bayan, na talaan ng mga tungkulin at responsibilidad na dapat gampanan ng bawat kasapi ng Katipunan. Naitatag nito ang Sampung Utos at napagtibay ang matinding paniniwala ni Bonifacio.

Sa kanyang paghanga sa istilo ng pagsusulat ni Emilio Jacinto, pinabasihan ni Bonifacio ang Kartilya ni Jacinto para sa Katipunan. Tulad ng Sampung Utos, ang Kartilya ay isinulat upang maituro sa bawat bagong kasapi ng Katipunan ang mga kaugalian at paninindigan ng samahan.

Basahin ang Dekalogo ni Bonifacio, at ang Kartilya ni Jacinto:

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015

Advisory : Librarians' Magic Ball

“Philippine Librarians’ Magic Ball: A Red Carpet Event”

Vehicles without a UST car sticker may enter either thru Gate 4 (Espana Blvd.) or Gate 14 (A.H. Lacson St.). There is an available multi-deck car park for a minimum fee of PhP 35 for the first three (3) hrs.

For those who have drivers, you may ask the guard on duty at Quezon Drive (Gate 4) entrance to let them thru for them to be dropped off at the BGPOP Bldg. The driver may then proceed to the pay parking. All this considered since the car park and the venue is one main building and a football field away.

For those who will be going by taxi, they may enter thru Gate 4, Gate 14, or Gate 10 (Dapitan St.). Just inform the guard on duty that they will be attending an event at BGPOP Bldg. by showing the event ticket or invitation if the guards asks for it.

For those who do not have drivers, we are sorry there will be no valet services for the event.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Libraries Transform

A similar campaign/advocacy should be initiated in our country to increase public awareness (read: policy makers, politicians, government officials, etc.) about the value, impact and services provided by libraries and librarians!

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

NBW2015 : Essay Writing Contest Winners

Awarding of Prizes of the NBW 2015 contest winners will be during the opening ceremony of the 81st National Book Week on 24 November 2015, Tuesday, 8:00am in the JPL Hall of Freedom, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Intramuros, Manila.

7 Books that Encourage Father-Child Bonding

Here's a list of books that are perfect for cuddle and read-aloud time
with Dad! by Tina Santiago-Rodriguez 

1. Daddy Hugs
Written and illustrated by Karen Katz

This classic board book is perfect for daddies to read aloud to bab ies and toddlers. With its simple text and beautiful illustrations, you can also use it to introduce simple counting as Daddy gives Baby hugs to say “I love you!”.

2. Just Me and My Dad 
Written and illustrated by Mercer Mayer

Featuring the well-loved Little Critter picture book characters, this book recounts the adventures of a father and son as they go on a camping trip. In spite of Little Critter’s boo-boos during the trip, he and his dad have fun putting up their tent, catching fish for dinner, and sleeping beneath the stars. Your kids will want Dad reading this over and over to them!

3. My Daddy! My One and Only!
Written by Zarah Gagatiga, illustrated by Jomike Tejido

This well-illustrated book features a simple story about a boy who envies the toys and cool gadgets his classmate brags about, which are gifts from his classmate’s father. He wonders what gifts his own father has for him, and eventually realizes how precious they actually are — the gifts of time, laughter, and presence. Written by a teacher, school librarian, and reading and literacy advocate, this bilingual book would make a great addition to your child’s library!

4. The Kiss That Missed
Written and illustrated by David Melling

This well-illustrated book is a perfect bedtime storybook for dads to read aloud to little ones. It tells of how a young prince’s dad is almost always in a hurry — even when blowing his son a bedtime kiss, which “misses” and flies out the window! The king sends a knight out to bring it back, resulting in a fun and charming adventure, which ends with a reminder for fathers to “slow down” especially when it comes to making memories with their kids!

5. Guess How Much I Love You
Written by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram

This classic picture book tells the story of how Little Nutbrown Hare asks his father, Big Nutbrown Hare, to guess how much he loves him. It becomes sort of like a “competition” between father and child, with Big Nutbrown Hare showing Little Nutbrown Hare just how high and far his love is. This is another must-have in your child’s library!

6. Just In Case You Ever Wonder
Written by Max Lucado, illustrated by Toni Goffe

This beautifully illustrated book shows a father’s unconditional love for his child. Its heartwarming message of love, comfort and protection shows children that even though they will grow and change, their father will always be there for them. Since the illustrations show a father interacting with his daughter, this will be perfect for you if you have little girls!

7. Meet My Superdad
Written by Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan, illustrated by Isa Natividad

This endearing book written by local celebrity mom Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan tells the story of how Donny tells his friends about how “super” his dad is — not because of any special “powers,” but because of all the special things he does for his family.

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