Thursday, January 25, 2007

NOCEI Seminar on Archives Administration

The Library Committee of the Network of CALABARZON Educational Institutions (NOCEI), a non-stock, non-profit corporation which aims to promote cooperation and collaboration among private and public educational institutions in the Philippine provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon invites librarians, library administrators, school officials and supervisors to a seminar-workshop on Introduction to Archives Administration on February 16, 2007 at De La Salle Lipa College Library, Lipa City.

The seminar-workshop aims to equip participants the basic know-how on establishing and administering an archive. Registration fee is P300.00 to include food and seminar paraphernalia. Interested parties may inquire and place their reservation to Ms. Eileen D. Magadia, College LRC Head, DLS - Lipa at 043 – 756-2491 loc. 230; 0928-256-4441, 0926-486-2071; eileenmagadia(at)yahoo(dot)com . (MEVGuarino and RBManlangit)

PLAI STRLC Lifetime Members

The following LIFETIME MEMBERS are encouraged to update their profile by sending their contact details to the Secretariat at plaistrlc_secretariat[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]ph :

Name; License Number; Institution
Almalel, Ma. Elena L.; 2092; Colegio San Agustin, Biñan, Laguna
Anday, Audrey G.; 2970; UP Open University, Los Baños, Laguna
Anday, Vilma G.; 0051; UP Los Baños, College, Laguna
Barros, Lourdes U.; 1141; Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Lopez, Quezon
Benzon, Doris L.; 0052; Retired (UP Los Baños)
Bonafe, Doreen A.; 2352; Colegio San Agustin, Biñan, Laguna
Copioso, Lina C.; 2041; UP Los Baños, College, Laguna
Dagum, Laura I.; 0013; Batangas City Library, Batangas City
Dangan, Norma P.; 0271; Retired (UP Los Baños)
Gregorio, Leonor B.; 0109; Retired (UP Los Baños)
Guarino, Ma. Elsa V.; 0804; Lyceum of Batangas, Batangas City
Javelosa, Julieta B.; 0661; De la Salle University - Dasmarinas, Dasmarinas, Cavite
Ledesma, Salome C.; 0169; UP Los Baños, College, Laguna
Magadia, Eileen DC.; 3047; De La Salle Lipa Tertiary School, Lipa City, Batangas
Martin, Antonia E.; 0306; Jacobo Z. Gonzales Memorial School of Arts and Trade, Biñan, Laguna Masangkay, Rosita V.; 2640; Batangas Provincial Library, Batangas City
Pangilinan, Milagros A.; 0060; Cavite Provincial Library, Novelata, Cavite
Ramos, Mila M.; 0408; International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, Laguna
Saul, Concepcion dL.; 0062; UP Los Baños, College, Laguna
Tolentino, Neomi G.; 1427; UP Los Baños, College, Laguna
Vargas, Rhodora L.; 1072; UP Los Baños, College, Laguna

Note: Those lifetime members not listed may send the Secretariat a note and provide a proof of lifetime membership to PLAI to be added to the list.

Reminder: 2007 membership fee

For those who have not paid their 2007 membership fee (P200), please contact and pay to:

Rosario A. Villamater, RL
Manuel Enverga University Foundation, Inc.
Lucena City(042) 373-7542

or any STRLC officer and Provincial Coordinators near you :
Lilian C. Rabino, RL
De La Salle University Lipa
Lipa, Batangas (043) 756-1849 loc 250

Marcial R. Batiancila, RL
San Sebastian College Recoletos de Cavite
Sta Cruz, Cavite City (046) 431-0861loc740

Rhodora L. Vargas, RL
UP Los Baños
College, Los Baños, Laguna (049)536-2235

Arlene M. Rualo, RL
Marinduque State College
Boac, Marinduque

Maphella A. Ruado, RL
Western Philippines University
Aborlan ,Palawan

Teresita DJ. Magbag, RL
Manuel Enverga University Foundation Inc
Lucena City (042) 373-7542

PLAI Regional Blogs: STRLC, NCR, CVRLC

The PLAI- Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC) as the first regional council to venture to the blogosphere world, welcomes the birth of new regional council blogs that help update our fellow librarians in the country as well as colleagues abroad of the happenings and activities of a particular PLAI regional council. The PLAI-National Capital Region blog was operational last December 2006 while the PLAI-Cagayan Valley Region Librarians Council blog was born January 2007.

We fervently hope that this new development will strengthen camaraderie and free exchange of relevant information amongst librarians in the 16 regions. This virtual presence bring us closer to one another and can work together to uplift the professionalism of librarianship in the country. (RBManlangit)

Crashed Program for non-passers and non-librarians

The Institute of Library and Information Science (ILIS) will hold a Crashed Program for non-passers of the Board Exam for Librarians and non-librarians working in the library with 18 units of Library Science taken before 1990 on the first week of February 2007 at 3rd Floor Gonzales Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon.

Transcript of Records (TOR), Certificate of Employment and Service Record and contact details should be submitted to the ILIS for evaluation as soon as possible to be included in the final list of participants. The participant may not have to attend all 6 sessions, as the ILIS will recommend the subject/s each participant will take so as to concentrate on the subject he/she is weak. Course fee is P1500 per week, wherein one subject will be covered each week. In addition, all requirements to be submitted to apply for the Board Exam for Librarians at the Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC) should be ready before the end of the course. ILIS will certify their attendance and completion of the Crash Program and endorse their application.

For more details, please contact Mrs. Josefina Cervas at (02) 921-8500 loc 2869/2870/2871 or email her at josefina.cervas[at]up[dot]edu[dot]ph or zorina.franco[at]up[dot]edu[dot]ph

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Read to Live: Read or Die Convention (RodCon)2007

In pursuit of making an independent, strategic and practical contribution to the creation of a literate society, Read or Die, a Filipino book club founded in 2005, organizes the “Read or Die Convention 2007.” (Chat Alejandro, Manila Bulletin, 24 January 2007)

Read or Die Inc., in partnership with Powerbooks is organizing a 2-day literary convention entitled RodCon 2007on February 3 and February 4 at the Hotel Intecon, Ayala Avenue, Makati City. The convention seeks to bring together readers, writers, publishers, government and school organizations and book dealers to highlight the importance of reading and literacy in building an open world for every Filipino through books. All proceeds of the event will be donated to AHON Foundation. The event is supported by the National Book Development Board, the Department of Education and UNICEF.

The convention will be open from 9AM to 8PM daily. For information about ticket prices and hotel reservations, please visit their website at or contact the secretariat at rodcon.sec(at)gmail(dot)com or (0928) 3555365

Friday, January 19, 2007

Winners of the Raffle for a Cause

The PLAI-STRLC held the draw of the RAFFLE FOR A CAUSE at 3:00 PM of January 17, 2007 at Letran-Calamba. The raffle draw was witnessed by PLAI-STRLC Officers and some friends of the library. Ms Alma Sid, Director of Publication Office of Letran-Calamba was invited to draw the winning tickets.

The following were the winners of the major and consolation prizes:

1st Prize P 5,000.00
Miled Ibias
Quezon Provincial Library
Lucena, Quezon STRLC no. 6559

2nd Prize P3,000.00
Marites Flores
Laguna Provincial Library
Sta. Cruz, Laguna STRLC no. 0076

3rd Prize P1,000.00
EDCA Publishing
Quezon City STRLC no. 1505

2 Consolation Prizes P500.00 each
Maurice Jose Alcantara
Laguna STRLC no. 8112

Kenth Arney Guevarra
Magcarenville Subd., San Pablo City
Laguna STRLC no. 4114

Congratulations. You may claim your prize from your respective solicitor.

In behalf of the STRLC Officers, we sincerely expressed our thanks and gratitude to those individuals and institutions who have helped us in one way or another make this endeavor a success. We look forward to your continued support and active participation in all future endeavors.

Friday, January 05, 2007


(L-R Rhodora Vargas, Marcial Batiancila, Adelina Esperante, Ma. Theresa Zapanta, Rene Manlangit, Vilma Anday, Lourdes Soriano, Rose Villamater and Jane Bebeng)

PLAI President, Mrs. Susima L.Gonzales inducted the the 2007 set of PLAI-STRLC Board of Directors, House of Delegates and Provincial Coordinators last December 5, 2006 held at the Central Library of Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Calamba, Calamba City Laguna after the forum on the topic "Read, Learn and Succeed: Stregthening Values delivered by Rev. Fr. Teodulo P. Gonzales, S.J. as part of Letran's National Book Week Celebration.


Chair: Jane L. Bebeng
Colegio de San Juan de Letran - Calamba

Vice Chair: Ma. Elsa V. Guarino
Lyceum of Batangas

Secretary: Audrey G. Anday
UP Open University

Treasurer: Rosario A. Villamater
Manuel Enverga University Foundation Inc

Auditor: Lourdes V. Soriano
Laguna Provincial Library

House of Delegates 2006-2008

Vilma G. Anday
UP Los Baños

Rene B. Manlangit
San Pablo Colleges

Milagros A. Pangilinan
Cavite Provincial Library


Chair: Ma. Theresa M. Zapanta
Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Members: Ria Marelle H. Algozo
Quezon Provincial Library

Chona P. de Jesus
Pamantasan ng Cabuyao

Adelina M. Esperante
UP College of Veterinary Medicine

Levyusa M. Ortiz
Laguna State Polytechnic College

Provincial Coordinators

Batangas: Lilian C. Rabino
De La Salle University Lipa
Lipa, Batangas (043) 756-1849 loc 250

Cavite: Marcial R. Batiancila
San Sebastian College Recoletos de Cavite
Sta Cruz, Cavite City (046) 431-0861 loc 740

Laguna: Rhodora L.Vargas
UP Los Baños
College, Los Baños, Laguna 049) 536-2235

Marinduque: Arlene M. Rualo
Marinduque State College
Boac, Marinduque

Palawan: Maphella. A. Ruado
Western Philippine University
Aborlan, Palawan

Quezon: Teresita DJ. Magbag
Manuel Enverga University Foundation Inc.
Lucena City (042) 373-7542

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

1st Quarter Birthday Celebrants

8 Doris L. Benzon
Retired Librarian - UP Los Baños (Laguna)
9 Mary Jane Abejero
La Salle College Antipolo (Rizal)
12 Anna Rita Alomo
Colegio de San Juan de Letran- Calamba (Laguna)
Editha Alcantara Mallion
UP Los Baños Main Library (Laguna)
15 Ailene Rosales
De La Salle Lipa (Batangas)
Eleanor Vibar
Universty of Rizal System (Rizal)
19 Marta Magsino
University of Batangas (Batangas)
22 Lilian Rabino
De La Salle Lipa (Batangas)
28 Lelia Evangelista
Lyceum of Batangas (Batangas)

3 Arlene Manzo
De la Salle University – Dasmarinas (Cavite)
4 Doreen Bonafe
Colegio San Agustin – Biñan (Laguna)
Marcelita Pureza
UP Los Baños Main Library (Laguna)
10 Rosario Cuevas
BSU – Jose P Luarel Polytechnic College (Batangas)
11 Aleili Bolire
Universty of Rizal System (Rizal)
18 Laura Bravo
St. Dominic College of Arts & Sciences (Cavite)
Seony San Buenaventura
Canossa College (Laguna)
20 Eulalia Zapata
Maryhill College (Quezon)
22 Lourdes V. Soriano
Laguna Provincial Library (Laguna)
28 Charity R. Mahusay
San Sebastian College Recoletos de Cavite (Cavite)

4 Rosalinda Latina
Balayan Municipal Library (Batangas)
7 Jane L. Bebeng
Colegeio de San Juan de Letran-Calamba (Laguna)
13 Lina Gubgoban
Divine Word College of Calapan (Mindoro)
17 Ma. Merconi Fermanejo
Cavite State University (Cavite)
18 Ma. Elsa V. Guarino
Lyceum of Batangas (Batangas)
20 Salome C. Ledesma
CEAT, UP Los Baños (Laguna)
23 Ester Aguila
DMMC – Institute of Health Sciences (Batangas)
26 Gloria Lumbrera
De La Salle Lipa (Batangas)