Wednesday, February 19, 2014


This "book drive" is initiated by the Philippine Librarians' Associations Incorporated, National Board of Trustees (PLAI-NBOT) with the theme: "One Million and Counting..."

It is a nationwide campaign activity for libraries affected by natural calamities (Typhoon Pablo). In Region XI, it is coordinated with PLAI-Davao Region Librarians' Council to facilitate the distribution to those devastated libraries in the region.

Due to the hectic schedule in their respective libraries of the PLAI-DRLC officers, the distribution was realized last November 27, 2013 to the following libraries: 

1) Montevista National High School - 3 boxes
2) Compostela National High School - 3 boxes 
3) Compostela Municipal Library - 2 boxes
4) New Bataan National High School - 3 boxes
5) Monkayo National High School - 3 boxes

Thanks for your unending support and generosity. More power and may GOD BLESS US! :-)

The following officers who were present:

Angel Achacoso Bisares (President)
Claire Donayre (Vice-President)
Sandy Cone (Treasurer)
Jeffrey Santiago (Nomelec)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Re-engineering Library Service: re-tooling librarians to meet the Challenges in the Global Spectrum“

PLAI National Congress 2013 to be held in Iloilo City on 20-22 November 2013

CHED Memo for the PLAI National Congress 2013 to be held in Iloilo City on 20-22 November 2013,%20Inc.%20-%20November%2020-22,%202013.pdf

The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) will be conducting its annual National Congress with the theme “Libraries: Preservers and Promoters of Culture and Arts” to be held at Punta Villa Resort, Arevalo, Iloilo City on November 20-22, 2013. This Congress is co-sponsored by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) through the National Committee on Libraries and Information Services (NCLIS) and the National Library of the Philippines.

The objectives of this activity are the following: 1) to hasten the development, maintenance and sharing of local materials through a stronger library and cultural coordination and cooperation; 2) to enhance the librarians’ capability in formulating and carrying out cultural programs and activities; 3) to boost the valuing of local cultural thesaurus by the librarians.

In line with this, we are inviting you to update yourselves with the latest developments in our field and to build more linkages with our colleagues in the profession. There will be parallel sessions on the 2nd day to discuss topics related to archives and the different types of libraries (i.e. academic, public, school, and special). Moreover, the library associations will be discussing concerns affecting their membership in particular and the profession in general which they can present to the mother organization for appropriate action.

The Congress registration fees are as follows:
Live in participants
Non-PLAI Member P5,500
PLAI Member P5,000
Undergraduate Student P4,500
Inclusive of 3 nights accommodation, meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners[1 fellowship], 6 snacks) congress kit, certificate and use of hotel amenities (Extra night costs P500)

Live out participants Non-PLAI Member P4,000
PLAI Member P3,500
Undergraduate Student P3,000
Inclusive of meals (3 lunches, 6 snacks, 1 felllowship dinner), congress kit, certificate

Interested attendees may inquire with the following PLAI Officers:
● PLAI National Board of Trustees (2013) at
● Michael Pinto CP# 09269604830 or at
● Eimee Lagrama CP# 09273801215

Complimentary airport-hotel-airport transfers will be provided on selected dates and flight schedules. There will be an optional tour to local cultural sites in Iloilo on November 23, 2013 (P250 half day or P500 whole day tour). Additional information may be found at the PLAI

Thank you for your prompt response to this invitation and for your continued support to our Association. We hope to see you all in November for our National Congress!

Yours truly,
MICHAEL A. PINTO (Michael Pinto)
Conference Chair
PLAI Executive Vice President

Noted by:
Elizabeth R. Peralejo
PLAI President