Widus Foundation rehabilitates Angeles City Library
posted March 19, 2019 at 04:58 pm
Just in time for the celebration of the 60th Public Library Day, Widus Foundation Inc. (WFI) gives Angeles City Public Library a big boost by donating an Information and Technology Center, a Leisure Reading Center, and a Center for Kampampangan Cultural Heritage to the learning facility made open to the public on Monday, March 11.
Its official turnover was led by WFI Executive Director Neki Liwanag, Widus Human Resources Director Ana Christi Galura, and Widus General Manager Tarek Aouini together with Angeles City Mayor Ed Pamintuan, Vice Mayor Bryan Nepomuceno, PAGCOR Gaming and Licensing Development Department Head Atty. Angeline Papica-Entienza, and PAGCOR-Casino Filipino Angeles Sr. Customer Relations Officer Oscar Rodriguez Jr.
The 1.6M library rehabilitation project included installation of 12 desktop computer units with printer, donation of 12 mesh chairs, metal frame bookshelves, a sala set, and a newly refurbished office set up for the Language Service Unit equipped with its own desktop computer, laptop, and LCD projector.
The event also highlighted the newly established The Center for Kapampangan Cultural Heritage also known as “Sinupan Singsing” which aims to hub free and engaging activities and seminars focused on local heritage education. Liwanag, who acknowledged the challenges the Kapampangan language and culture is faced with, said that WFI “specifically chose to support Angeles City Library because of the importance of history and culture in education”.
“By further strengthening a place like Angeles City Library which provides free access of information and nurtures learning, we are able to promote and preserve our language and culture not only for today’s society but also for the years to come. It may seem challenging now but Widus Foundation is in it for the long haul until we achieve our common goal,” Liwanag added.
For his part, Pamintuan recognized WFI for being a part of the city’s renaissance with its continuous and generous contribution to the community.
“I would like to thank Widus Foundation for their noble efforts and for spearheading this development. This project will surely be beneficial to our citizens and the next generation of Angeleños to come,” Pamintuan added.
In addition, the city mayor announced a government budget allocation of P3M for the establishment of a Research Center, Center for Local History Collection of Angeles City, a new office for Technical Services, and other requirements which could potentially make the local library at par with world-class public learning spaces.
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