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2015 National Reading Month


Assistant Secretaries
Bureau Directors
Directors of Services,
Centers and Heads of Units
Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Heads, Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools
All Others Concerned

1. The Department of Education (DepEd) will lead the whole nation in the celebration of the 2015 National Reading Month (NRM), with the theme Nasa Pagbasa ang Pag-asa this November.

2. The Celebration aims to:

a. support the Ten-Point Agenda of the Aquino Administration;

b. commemorate the birth anniversary of the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino on November 27, and celebrate his ardent love for reading; and

c. promote the DepEd’s Every Child A Reader Program making the Filipino learners a generation of readers.

3. All school officials and learning center administrators are enjoined to conduct activities detailed in the enclosure for elementary and secondary school learners. However, schools are also encouraged to hold the related activities other than those from the list in their respective schools divisions or schools.

4. The NRM shall culminate with the nationwide synchronized story reading time on November 27, 2015, 9:00 a.m. Philippine Standard Time (PST).

5. Pictorial report of the activities done during the month long celebration is expected to be posted in www.facebook.com/arawngpagbasa while a full regional narrative report shall be sent via email to arawngpagbasa2015@gmail.com and spapo@gmail.com not later than December 15, 2015.

6. Videos, tarpaulin design for the Araw ng Pagbasa may be downloaded from www.facebook.com/arawngpagbasa.

7. It should be emphasized, however, that the school activities during the celebration of the NRM must not disrupt the contact time between the teachers and the learners as stipulated in DepEd Order No. 9, s. 2005 entitled Instituting Measures to Increase Engaged Time-on-Task and Ensuring Compliance Therewith.

8. Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.


Mystery Reader

A national kick-off activity where all schools administrators, Schools j Division Superintendents, and Regional Directors are directed to be mystery readers of a children’s Filipino story book during the school’s flag raising ceremony.

Magbasa Tayo

Learners from the upper grade partner with those from the lower grade. At a designated time and place, the learner from the upper grade will read a story to his/her partner; or at times, both will read a story together.

Libro Ko Handog Ko

Upon registration to the Reading Olympics participants and guests will donate astory book written by a Filipino author. Books from this activity shall be turned over to school libraries and the District ALS Coordinator as ALS learners as beneficiaries.

Reading Olympics

A week-long activity that will highlight the following: activities:

  • Reader’s Theater
  • Reader’s Hat (storybook reading)
  • Book Talk (Story Telling)
  • rivial Pursuit (quiz bee for children’s stories)
  • My Own Story ( short story writing that shares and features stories of hope)
  • Read In! (Poster making contest on the value of reading)
  • From Book to Film (video making contest featuring stories written by Filipino writers)

** This activity will feature Filipino literature including those stories about Filipino heroes. Help a reader. Be a Volunteer. Schools and learning centers shall invite parents and other community volunteers to help the non-readers and other learners with reading difficulties by adopting a child and help him succeed in reading.
Reading Family. A symposium for parents and guardian on the importance of reading to their children at home and on helping their children become successful readers.


On November 27, select mystery readers share a story of hope to the children^in the chosen hospital where light of hope is needed. While those in school, will hold the Araw ng Pagbasa Challenge.

Araw ng Pagbasa Challenge

On November 27, all learners, teachers, school officials will do fihe nationwide synchronized reading at exactly 9:00 am Philippine Standard Time (PST).

Parades of Characters

Schools shall hold a parade of book characters around the commuBity with learners teachers, parents and other stakeholders holding their favorite Filipind,|story books and posters showing the importance for reading.

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4 thoughts on “2015 National Reading Month”

  1. Good day mam. I am a secondary teacher here in Batangas and i am wishing to have the copy of the said books for children. thank you and may God bless you always

  2. Good evening ma’am. I am a high school teacher and i am asking from your generous heart f u may donate books in our school for our nearly 2,000 students. Your endeavor s very much timely as we r celebrating the national reading month this November.

    i am very much hopeful for your positive response.
    thank u so much.

  3. Sir:
    Greetings in The Name of Our LORD JESUS CHRIST!

    I am Brenda Baluyot Cleofas a Field Representative/Literature Evangelist of the Phil Publishing House, under its Sister Company, The Central Luzon Conference. Please visit us.

    The PPH is producing books, magazines and the likes in relation to the physical, moral, social and spiritual guidance for the People of GOD, an additional references, guides, tools, which are purely biblical in nature, in consonance with the needs of the people in the present set up of the society. Our books are for the children and teens, from child rearing to adulthood, marriage and relationships, health and wellness, and the likes.

    I focused on the well -being of the Children, being a daughter of a 94 year-old, still living, retired Dedicated, Loving Teacher. I am a former Teacher Volunteer Catechist, who taught in some churches and public schools in Gerona, Tarlac, and now, one of the Facilitators of the Baesa Adventist Church, in Caloocan City, given the opportunity to become Bible Teacher, since, 2010, under our Church’ Branch Sabbath School, a Bible School for kids. Rest assured our books are religion-friendly!

    As my Vocation, Our Dear HOLY SPIRIT, guided me to know of DEPED Reading program -DM_s2014_121, which aim to enhance the reading ability of the students, at the same time, great consideration is focus on the books with stories which will enable to enhance their moral behaviors.

    Thus, we, from the private sectors, as we were invited by the DEPED to join the project, for support to make the program more successful, wishes to render our ideas and tools re this endeavour, via our books.

    Our books, “Messages to the Young People”, the Life of JESUS, and Footssteps of CHRIST/ Coloring Booklets will surely cater the needs of our youth of today, to become a better person tomorrow so they will not be a menace in the society.

    Can you please help me, Sir, to make all these things possible? I would like to endorse our books to Good People like you, who are Instruments of GOD to transform the little children/youth of today to a well rounded Peesons of GOD and the Society we live in: All for the Glory of GOD, The Source of Righteousness?

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    In the Service for Our KING JESUS:

    Thank you po and GODSPEED!


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