Full Speech of Vice Mayor Shirlyn L. Bañas-Nograles:

Good Morning.

The easy access of information these days through the widespread use of the web has somehow sidelined the importance and relevance of libraries. However I strongly believe that this should not be the case because our city public library must continue to serve the city residents in furtherance of education and learning.

Therefore, modernizing our city public library to make it useful and responsive to the demands of the digital age is essential and I would like to congratulate and thank the 17thSangguniang Panlungsod for passing the ordinance this year, which modernizes the practice of librarianship of our City Public Library.

The launching of the official website will enable our city public library to adapt its services to the needs of the modern times.

We need to do this in order that we can carry out one of the primary cornerstone of promoting the general welfare of our constituents—that is the advancement of education and learning.

To quote Carl T. Rowan,

“The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.”

Thank you very much and God Bless To All.