City officials recently requested the National Library, the Department of Education, The Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the City Librarian to supply the various barangay reading centers, libraries in the city with updated instructional or reference books and reading materials for use by barangay residents, especially the under privileged students who are studying in the different basic education institutions in the city.
Under Resolution No. 019, series of 2024, local legislators stated that among the noted comments and suggestions by the public include providing additional resources and more updated reading materials, books, and internet connections by the local government to all established barangay reading centers to be used for audio-visual presentations, spiritual enrichment, and research to enhance the knowledge of the residents, especially the under privileged students living in the said areas.
Further, the council encouraged the city’s one hundred twenty-eight barangays to provide internet connections to barangay reading centers for audio-visual presentations, spiritual enrichment and research by individuals patronizing the said centers.
Earlier, the body conducted a legislative monitoring and evaluation of Resolution No. 470, series of 1996 that sought to establish barangay reading centers or libraries in the different barangays in the city and Resolution No. 516, series of 2022 that earnestly urged all the barangays in the city to establish and consistently maintain their barangay reading centers where concerned punong barangays provided their comments, suggestions and recommendations.
Copies of the approved resolution will be transmitted to the concerned government agencies for their information, guidance, ready reference and further needed action. By Dexter A. See