Reading Festival Of Region 1

Reading Festival, an interpretative reading competition among elementary (Grade 1 – Grade 6) and High School (First-Fourth year) in per level basis kicks off October 23 in Laoag City Auditorium. It is a half-day event that will focus on public schools with special consideration for children from marginalized families. 10 winners will be declared per area and date for a total of 30 winners in all.

The contest will be featuring Goin’ Bulilit Kids and other entertainers with the following dates and venues: October 23 – Laoag City AuditoriumOctober 24 – Heritage Resort Caoayan (MetroVigan) October 25 – SM City Rosales (Pangasinan). (Online at

Objective: The focus of this project is to encourage school children and youth to value reading, education and literacy in order to succeed if not become productive members of society. It is in-line with the Department of Education’s (DepEd) read-a-thon (reading) program. Reading is one of the most potent tools to success which has been overlooked due to trends, lack of motivation and lack of reading materials among impoverished youths. Through this activity, we hope to provide information and motivation to youths about the importance of reading and literacy to make them become successful or productive members of society. We also aim to stage this
event nationwide, area per area.

Highlights: Contest Proper and Entertainment numbers from the Goin’ Bulilit Kids and professional young sing & dance groups Charmers, Pinay Barbies, etc. Free entrance at SM City Rosales The Activity Center.

Literacy Campaign Background: Bituen ( aims to emphasize the importance of education and literacy to audience and the public through relevant events. This was started with the “Voc Tech Night” conducted November 29 2008 at Amoranto Stadium.

Already, Move on Philippines (, GypsyPunk (, Precious Pages Corporation ( and other organizations have signified their support.

To extend help, please visit

Marge Tadeja
Phone: (632) 4551132
mobile phone: (63) 929-2870628


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