Wednesday, November 13, 2019


The results are in, Lib Lifers!

Poster design courtesy of Ms. Jean Marilette Abelardo
Taking inspiration from the Philippine Daily Inquirer's Young Blood column, the Main Library announced a Blog Writing Contest at the start of the school year, inviting young writers to submit original articles for posting here at the Lib Life Ko site. We wanted to hear the voice of the youth; to listen to their views on books and reading in the face of technology and social media. After careful consideration among a number of submissions, four essays took the top spots:

Tied for 3rd place were Cathlene Dela Vega's "Ang Kahalagahan ng Pagbabasa ngLibro sa Kabila ng Patuloy na Pag-unlad ng Teknolohiya" which encourages us not to be too dependent on electronic content, and Shaira Adette Mapoy's "Books: The Greatest Gift" which explores the purpose of these publications in our lives.

Co-winners: Ms. Dela Vega and Ms. Mapoy tie for 3rd

2nd place went to Princess Karylle Pontiga's "Reading", where, in connection with the title, the author tries to answer an old question from her elementary days.

Why read? Ms. Pontiga shares her thoughts

And 1st place was awarded to Leonard Matt Mendi's "Libro: Ang Munting Pinuno ng Trono"; an analysis of movies and books, and which one (in the author’s opinion) would win over the other.

Mr. Mendi gets the judges' nod with his "Libro: Ang Munting Pinuno ng Trono"

Napoléon Bonaparte once said, "Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world." If only indicated from their essays, it is nice to know that for these youth who shall shape the future, the practice of reading books is still alive and well.

(We acknowledge and give thanks to our Senior High School teachers for their help in this contest. Congratulations to our winners!)

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