Manila’s city public libraries received new desktop computers from Acer Philippines, enabling more students and residents to conduct online research.
Acer donated 42 new desktop computers to newly renovated public libraries in the city as part of the memorandum of agreement in line with Manila’s “Digital Literacy Act for All” program that aims to facilitate the dissemination of information as well as expand the venue for discourse and cooperation.
The program notes the demand for having top computers in public libraries has been increasing so that students can further do their research, such as for their homework and thesis, in the public libraries.
Acer computers are being set up in the following 11 city public libraries:
- Manila-Sacramento Friendship Library (5 computers)
- San Nicolas Public Library (4 computers)
- Tondo Public Library (4 computers)
- Valeriano E. Fugoso Library (4 computers)
- Main library Ref. Division (8 computers)
- Kapitan Isidro Mendoza Public Library (2 computers)
- Dapitan Complex Library (2 computers)
- Arsenio H. Lacson Public Library (3 computers)
- Bacood Public Library (4 computers)
- Patricia Public Library (2 computers)
- Manila-San Francisco Friendship Library (4 computers)
“It is an honor for Acer to partner with the City of Manila in promoting access to quality education. We are proud of Mayor [Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso’s] efforts to make digital education more accessible to Manileños,” said Manuel Wong, Acer managing director.
Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso responded by thanking Acer Philippines in a post on January 28 on his Facebook page, saying, “Thank you po Acer Philippines sa pag-donate ng 42 bagong computers para sa mga public library ng Lungsod ng Maynila. Let’s promote access to information, as well as spaces for discussion and collaboration. #BagongMaynila”
“I am a believer of acquiring knowledge. Walang bata, walang matanda, everybody can acquire knowledge,” said Domagoso in a Manila City Hall report.
Libraries and schools around the country are being helped with upgrades on equipment and internet access for digital research, among them, the Global Filipino Schools partnership of Globe Telecom and DepEd that enables public schools across the country to have digital literacy programs.
Traditional offline library innovations include the University of the Philippines Los Banos Library’s human books program and the first 24-hour public library in Cebu City.
SEND CHEERS in the comments below to the collaboration of the City of Manila and Acer for providing new computers to the public libraries!
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