In light of the recent trend that sees various districts getting their fair share of community-led philanthropy through food-sharing; and the upcoming World Book Day, two Filipinos launched a program that seeks to do just the same, only with reading materials.
Dubbed the “Community E-library,” Twitter users @Punongbayan_ (Stefan Punongbayan) and @not_alfonso (Alfonso Manalastas) created what is essentially a virtual library where people can gather and share reading contents in PDF format.
HOY MGA KAPITBAHAY ETO NA!!!@not_alfonso and I started this e-lib. Please read the guidelines muna before contributing.
— BON IVERMECTIN (@Punongbayan_) April 20, 2021
In a tweet, @Punongbayan_ announced the idea as a collaborative project with a fellow Twitter user, which comes with its own guidelines and a slogan claiming, “Mag-ambag ayon sa kakayahan, magbasa ayon sa kagustuhan!” (Contribute according to one’s ability, read according to one’s desire!)
Using Google Drive as a repository, the electronic library makes for a good resource of content by various genres, ranging from Academics, Novels, Comics, Magazines, and even board exam review materials.
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While open for the public, access to the source would require an initial request and subsequent approval.