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FORLOVEOFBOOKS ANDREADING Readalong ambassadors read their oath and vow “to share the advocacy to promote love of reading.” They are (from left) 2007 Binibining Pilipinas-Universe Anna Theresa Licaros, actress Jasmine Curtis-Smith, PTV 4 newscaster Cathy Untalan-Vital, broadcaster Karen Davila, television host Kim Atienza, INQUIRER chairMarixi R. Prieto and singer Nikki Gil. INQUIRERPHOTO

New batch of read-along ambassadors named soon

FORLOVEOFBOOKS ANDREADING Readalong ambassadors read their oath and vow “to share the advocacy to promote love of reading.” They are (from left) 2007 Binibining Pilipinas-Universe Anna Theresa Licaros, actress Jasmine Curtis-Smith, PTV 4 newscaster Cathy Untalan-Vital, broadcaster Karen Davila, television host Kim Atienza, INQUIRER chairMarixi R. Prieto and singer Nikki Gil. INQUIRERPHOTO
FOR LOVE OF BOOKS AND READING Read-along ambassadors read their oath and vow “to share the advocacy to promote love of reading.” They are (from left) 2007 Binibining Pilipinas-Universe Anna Theresa Licaros, actress Jasmine Curtis-Smith, PTV 4 newscaster Cathy Untalan-Vital, broadcaster Karen Davila, television host Kim Atienza, INQUIRER chair Marixi R. Prieto and singer Nikki Gil. INQUIRER PHOTO

 

MANILA, Philippines–To mark its 8th anniversary, the Inquirer Read-Along program will name its new batch of read-along ambassadors on May 13.

 

Launched in May 2007, the read-along aims to promote love of reading among children aged 7 to 13 through storytelling sessions with celebrities and professional storytellers. To date, more than 18,000 children have participated in over 300 read-along sessions held in more than 50 cities nationwide.

 

First launched in 2013, the read-along ambassadors program aims to tap celebrities to be good role models and credible youth influencers who would promote reading among the youth through their participation in read-along sessions.

 

The ambassadors’ oath: To share in the advocacy to promote love of reading and in the belief that reading is at the core of learning.

 

The rest of the oath goes: “I promise to embody all the values of the read-along and be a good steward of the program, to unselfishly offer my time to promote love of reading, to be a good role model for the youth, and to fulfill all my responsibilities as read-along ambassador to the best of my capabilities.”

 

The first batch of read-along ambassadors, headed by Inquirer president and CEO Sandy Prieto-Romualdez, also includes Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2007 Anna Theresa Licaros, PTV-4 newscaster and former Miss Earth Foundation Executive Director Cathy Untalan-Vital, actress Jasmine Curtis, broadcaster Karen Davila, television host Kim Atienza and VJ and singer Nikki Gil.

 

Apart from participating in read-along sessions, the ambassadors were also readers during the 2013 and 2014 Inquirer Read-Along Festivals held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.