Greetings and congratulations to the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) as you celebrate this year’s Library and Information Services (LIS) Month.
We live in a time of communication abundance, where information is free flowing and can easily be accessed. Given the wealth of information, the challenge is to get the facts right, at the right time. I cannot emphasize more the importance of reading as it opens doors of possibilities. It is gateway for greater knowledge, and we need more institutions to provide a conducive avenue for Filipinos to be more engaged and active readers.
May this celebration strengthen your commitment to enhance your efforts in making information accessible and fun. Let us work together to establish a culture of reading amongst our Kababayans; with well-informed citizens, the possibilities are endless.
Mabuhay kayong lahat! Vice President Republic of the Philippines