It is indeed with great honor and pleasure that I send my warmest congratulations to the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI), in partnership with 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 (NLP), as you celebrate Library and Information Services Month.
The theme Connected Actions, Collective Vision: Libraries Transforming Society speaks of how libraries are constantly being transformed to help people improve their lives, thus contributing to community development. The role and contribution of libraries in ensuring informed and engaged communities is imperative to our society, as it continues to be the gateway to knowledge and information that values learning, literacy, and education. With its collection of knowledge accumulated by generations, libraries halp shape new ideas that drive creativity and innovation for the modern society.
To the organizers, all the best as you sustain your worthy endeavor. Maraming salamat at mabuhay! HON. HERBERT M. BAUTISTA Mayor, Quezon City