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“Read a Book, Share a Book” Benches Installed in Baguio City Parks

Parks in Baguio City are always a great place to read a good book while reveling in the cool breeze of the trees. Now Baguio City residents can read a book and take a seat on the wooden benches installed in different parts of Burnham Park.

The City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) installed four wooden benches in the park as a kick-off of the “Dibshi jen Dibsho” or “Free Book” in Ibaloi as a part of their “Parks for All” project. Parkgoers may freely read books placed on the book cabinet of the benches and may also leave books they own for others to read. Donors may also visit the CEPMO office from Mondays to Fridays.

CEPMO Head Atty. Rhenan Diwas shared the importance of infusing the culture, traditions, values, and norms of the community not only in objects but also through projects showcasing the intrinsic values of the community.

SHARING is ingrained in Cordillera culture. Beyond material things, our elders usually share their knowledge and wisdom to the younger generations. This little library is an avenue for everyone to share a book that you have read, especially those books which inspired, cultivated, or motivated you to achieve your goals or that helped you find peace of mind or contentment in life. More than the book, you have shared the knowledge, the wisdom and the insights. Who knows, the book you shared today will make a difference in the life of another!


A total of four wooden benches will be installed around Burnham Lake while another bench will be installed at Rose Garden, Wright Park, and Malcolm Square in the next coming days.



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