Reynald S. Ocampo


Family Legacy in Mindanao Inspires Community to Better Education

September 7, 2011


When Ireneo O. Pinzon and his family moved in the 1960s to Isulan, a rural town in Mindanao in the Southern Philippines, not a single library existed. Even 50 years later, the Southern Philippines continues to lag behind the more urban islands to the north.


Expanding the Power of Public Libraries Across the Philippines

November 18, 2009


The National Library of the Philippines stands in the center of Manila as a grand monument and national resource center to the country’s hero José Rizal, a doctor, writer, reformist, and proclaimed hero of the Philippine Revolution. Formally observed as the National Library in 1901, the library moved into its existing building, inaugurated by Presi… Read more


Books for Asia: Building Peace and Prosperity in Lanao Del Sur

August 19, 2009


This week, on August 16, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program donated 35,000 new books to schools in the Mindanao province of Lanao Del Sur. After a simple distribution ceremony attended by two dozen officials from the provincial government and 740 public schools from across the province, the team from The Asia Foundation visited Datu Saber… Read more


From the Philippines: Encouraging Children’s Literacy in Mindanao

September 5, 2007


On Friday, September 7th 600 children’s books will be presented to daycare centers in Davao City. The books are being donated by The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program to needy child-care centers in cooperation with The Kiwanis International Philippine South District. Since 2004, The Asia Foundation has partnered with The Kiwanis Internationa… Read more