book drive - updates

Rappler's latest stories on book drive


Informing and inspiring students through books

Nov 29, 2016 - 2:28 PM

Ayala Foundation celebrates National Reading Month by raising 200 000 storybooks for 200 public schools

BOOK DRIVE. Students from CENTEX Manila represent students from 200 schools who will receive 200,000 storybooks from the Ayala group’s ‘100 for 200’ book drive. Present at the turnover are (from left) QC representative Bolet Ba-nal, Airwoman First Class Hidilyn Diaz, Major General Conrado Parra Jr. of the Philippine Air Force, Ayala Group Head for Corporate Human Re-sources JP Orbeta, Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno, Vice President Leni Robredo, Ayala President Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Ayala Founda-tion President Ruel Maranan, APMC President Laurent Lamasuta, DepEd Undersecretary Dina Ocampo, and Ayala Foundation Senior Director for Programs Joanna Duarte.

How we plan to keep these kids reading, with your help

Oct 06, 2014 - 4:49 PM

The kids at the poor island of Messah light up at the sight of a book the same way we might stare in awe at a priceless painting For them to have their own books to go on an imaginative journey to get them to dream big – this is why I decided to start Books for Messah

HUNGRY FOR BOOKS. The children of Messah Island reading books provided by Taman Bacaan Pelangi. Photos courtesy of Hanny Kusumawati and Nitara Nivatvongs Layton

Japan town fuming over Murakami fiction portrayal

Feb 07, 2014 - 4:56 PM

Nakatonbetsu s town assembly aren t amused at their portrayal as a home for litterbugs

HARUKI MURAKAMI. A passage in the bestselling author's novella angers citizens of a remote town. Screen grab from his Facebook