By Keziah G. Huelar


Mrs. Angel Robles, wife of CPU President Dr. Teodoro C. Robles and Ms. Ruth A. Tamonan, CPU Gender and Development Coordinator check some of the books displayed in the fair.

A treat for book lovers—The Central Philippine University Libraries held “Book Fair 2018” at the lobby of Henry Luce III Library on December 5-7, 2018.

With a large selection of books on every subject on display, the annual activity provided a venue for book lovers to gather together and celebrate the joy of reading.

The opening prayer was led by Ms. Ruth A. Tamonan, CPU Gender and Development Coordinator. It was then followed by the singing of the Philippine National Anthem by Mrs. Crista S. Huyong, Coordinator, CPU Cultural Affairs Office.

For the welcome remarks, CPU Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Irving Domingo L. Rio, highlighted the importance of books not only in holistic education but in producing excellent individuals with a wide perspective of the happenings in the world.

For the rationale of the book fair, Prof. Ma. Cynthia T. Peleña, Acting Director of Libraries, thanked the participating exhibitors and encouraged Centralians to develop a deep love for reading. According to Prof. Peleña, the activity aims to promote good reading habits among students and create opportunities for people to avail of books and learning tools for development. It is also an opportunity for the deans, faculty, and students of the different departments and colleges to see, evaluate, and recommend materials.


The book fair aims to promote good reading habits among students and create opportunities for people to avail of books and learning tools for development.

The response on behalf of the exhibitors was given by Mrs. Evangeline Guina, Senior Account Executive, C&E Publishing Inc.

After which, the ribbon cutting was led by Mrs. Angel Robles, wife of CPU President Dr. Teodoro C. Robles; Dr. Rio; Prof. Joelah V. Rio; and Prof. Cynthia T. Peleña.

Participating book exhibitors include C&E Publishing, Inc.; CD Book International, Inc.; EESM Bookstore; Fast Books Educational Supply, Inc.; Global International Education Link Enterprise Co.; Great Books Trading; Linar Educational Materials, Inc.; New Century Books & Gen. Merchandize; Page One Trading; Superpages Trading; and Unlimited Books.

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