DepEd Declares November as National Reading Month of Every Year & November 25, 2011 as Nationwide Araw ng Pagbasa

The Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 published the DepEd Memorandum No. 244, s. 2011, a memo declaring the month of November as National Reading Month of Every Year and November 25, 2011 as Nationwide Araw ng Pagbasa.

The said event will support the Ten-Point Basic Education Agenda of the Aquino Administration and the institutionalization of the "Every Child a Reader" Program (ECARP), the DepEd is initiating programs that would:

  • promote reading and literacy among the pupils and students;
  • motivate our youth to learn from the lives and works of eminent Filipinos;
  • upholds one's heritage and values; and
  • make reading a shared physical experience, specifically among the youth, thereby increasing its relevance amidst the growing reliance on the internet and inclination to on-line activities.

For SY 2011-2012, the National Reading Month shall culminate in the Nationwide Araw ng Pagbasa (National Reading Day) on November 25, 2011. This will coincide with the week of celebration of the birth anniversary of the late Senator Benigno "Ninoy" S. Aquino on November 27, 2011 and commemoration of the 20th year of the signing of the R.A. 7165 by Former President Corazon C. Aquino, creating the Literary Coordinating Council on November 25, 1991. This activity was initiated in 2008 by the Office of Representative  Jorge "Bolet" Banal, 3rd  District of Quezon City, Metro Manila.

To celebrate this, schools and learning centers are enjoined to hold 6 major activities.

To know what are those activities and the full content of DepEd Memorandum No. 244, s. 2011, click here.

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