“Inclusive, Innovative, Interconnected “ The 29th Library Information Services Month Celebration

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 837 s. 1991, Library and Information Services (LIS) month is commemorated during November every year. The LIS month celebration aims to promote awareness of the different services of the library as well as the importance of libraries in our community. It also aims to develop a unified calendar of activities for libraries; generate interests about libraries and services, and discover the best practices of outreach services in various libraries across the Philippines.

This year, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts – National Committee on Libraries and Information Services (NCCA-NCLIS) and National Library of the Philippines (NLP) in collaboration with the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) and other stakeholders will work conjointly in spearheading the commemoration of the 29th LIS month with the theme “ Inclusive, Innovative, Interconnected”. This year’s theme aims to give importance of the role of libraries and information centers and recognize their efforts, advocacies, initiatives, programs, projects and services in building inclusive, innovative and interconnected societies.

The kick-off ceremony will be held on November 5, 2019, 7:15 AM at the NLP Bldg., T. M. Kalaw St. Ermita, Manila. The occasion will be graced by Antique Deputy Speaker District Representative Loren Legarda.  There will be book character parade competition, street dancing, and fun walk to start off the ceremony. The highlight of the event will be the read-aloud session by actress Angelu De Leon and storytelling by Taguig Congresswoman 2nd district Laarni “Lanie” Cayetano. VIPs from government and cultural agencies, students from different schools and universities, librarians from different library organizations and library stakeholders will join in celebrating this historic event. A book exhibit from sponsors and book publishers plus food kiosk from library organizations will make the LIS month celebration more festive as the physical set-up/theme for the month of November is ‘Philippine fiesta’.

Several activities and contests that will highlight the importance and functions of libraries and information centers in building innovative, inclusive and interconnected societies will be organized  at the NLP and public libraries affiliated with NLP nationwide starting from November 5 and will end up to November 29, 2019. Different library organizations and academic library institutions have also taken their part to celebrate this historic event.

The closing ceremonies will be taking place at the NLP as well on November 29, 2019, 9:00 AM .VIP’s from government and cultural agencies, representative from library organizations, public librarians, and other stakeholders were invited to celebrate the closing ceremony of LIS month. It will also feature raffle prizes for the attendees, awarding ceremony for the winners of the LIS contests such as, Most Innovative LIS Month Activity, Public Libraries Marketing and AVP competition, LibLife: A library story (Social Media Contest), Book Diorama, Book Character Parade Competition (Full Cast Edition),  Poster-Making, 2019 Search for Outstanding Public Libraries, Storytelling (Librarians Category) and Librarians Got Talent. Big prizes awaits the winners.

This 29th LIS month celebration becomes possible thru the conceptualization and funding support of NCCA, NLP, PLAI, participation of library organizations, public libraries affiliated with NLP, schools, colleges and universities in Metro Manila, sponsors, media partners, and other stakeholders.

For more information, you may visithttp://web.nlp.gov.ph /lis/   

or you may  also visit our FB page 29th Library and Information Services Month 2019 

or you may coordinate with Ms. Chona S. Galo Chair, Operations Committee at tel no. 310-50-35 loc. 210 or email her at cfsanpedro@nlp.gov.ph


Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria celebrated International Pasta Day through an afternoon affair at Seven Corners last October 22, 2019, Tuesday.

Celebrity Chef Sau Del Rosario

In partnership with Ideal Gourmet Pasta, celebrity Chef Sau Del Rosario showcased two pasta dishes through a live cooking demo. His first dish, Squid Ink Pasta Coconut Prawn and Scallop,got the right balance between sea saltiness and the sweetness of coconut that enveloped the seafood produce but not overpowering its freshness. While, taking inspiration from his hometown, Pampanga, Chef Sau featured Penne Rigate Pasta with Sisig – an authentic spicy Kapampangan dish made from pork’s meat and brain.

Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria’s Executive Chef Ian Chambers

Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria’s very own Executive Chef Ian Chambers also featured his culinary flare. Inspired by his expedition across the world, Chef Ian impressed the guests with his dish, Wagyu Beef Cheek & Truffle Ragu with Fettuccine. The dish was cooked using wild and seasonal mushrooms and Mediterranean tomatoes from Italy, grated with Alba black truffle and finished off with slow-cooked Wagyu beef cheeks that exuded a savory flavor profile.

International Pasta Day celebration at Seven Corners was made possible with Ideal Gourmet Pasta. Firm and consistent, made from Durum Wheat Semolina, made with pasta-making expertise that spans over 70 years. Ideal Gourmet Pasta is the preferred brand of the Philippines’ biggest and best restaurant, hotels, caterers and other food service establishments. Chef Sau Del Rosario proves this saying, “I have travelled the world and have cooked for the most discriminating people for so many years now. My constant challenge is how to create dishes that are unique and flavorful by global standards– all the time. With Ideal Gourmet Pasta, I have never missed achieving these standards.”

Taste these wonderful pasta dishes and more at Seven Corners from October 25 to 27, 2019. For inquiries and table reservations, call (02) 8633 – 7222 or email fandb.reservations@ihg.com. Like them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/crowneplazamanilagalleria and follow them on Instagram: @crowneplazamanilagalleria.

Squid Ink Pasta Coconut Prawn and Scallop
Wagyu Beef Cheek & Truffle Ragu with Fettuccine
Penne Rigate Pasta with Sisig

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