Beng, PDI forge pact on reading, learning program PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 August 2011 17:13

House Deputy Speaker Beng Climaco and the Philippine Daily Inquirer the other day forged an agreement expanding the learning and reading program they launched last year intended to promote reading habits among youths specifically high school students.

The signing of the memorandum of agreement took place August 11 at the  Zamboanga City National High School West in Baliwasan. Signatories were Cong. Climaco and Karl Sumbeling from the PDI with Principal Henry Ongchua and his teachers and students as witnesses to the event.

The signing of the MOA also coincided with the ceremonial launching of the Learning Corner Readers’ Nook at the ZCNH West Library.
This is the second year where Cong. Climaco distributes free newspapers to the 37 barangays under District I through barangay halls and national high schools.
“This program is in line with our continuous effort in empowering our youth and as I have consistently said that it is only through reading and learning that we learn more about our world,”  Climaco said.

Last year, the congresswoman and the PDI first launched the program through a MOA signing at the Regional Science High School in San Roque. As a result of the MOA, several projects were likewise implemented together with PDI, these were the Read-along activity at Salum Elementary School, Journalism Workshop for Student Journalists and also Writer’s Workshop with Region 9 info officers from various gov’t agencies through the MindaComNet.

Also present during the MOA signing at the ZCNHS-West the other day were Dr. Abdu Rahim Kenoh, Education Consultant of Cong Climaco’s Office, Ms. Marsha Montano, PDI Authorized Distributor in the city and congressional staff. — Marvin Segura