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The number of established local public libraries and barangay reading centers

Requested from NLP by A. Joaquin at 12:13 PM on May 02, 2023.
Purpose: Research
Date of Coverage: 05/02/2023 - 05/02/2023
Tracking no: #NLP-398673570067

Joaquin 12:13 PM, May 02, 2023

Hi! I would like to request information regarding:

1) The number of established congressional, municipal, and city libraries

2) The number of established barangay reading centers

3) Funding for libraries and reading centers according to the General Appropriations Act

May 2, 2023

Dear Client,


Thank you for your request dated May 02, 2023 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for The number of established local public libraries and barangay reading centers.

Response to your request

We were able to determine that this particular information is already available online and therefore cannot be counted as a valid FOI request.  You may retrieve your requested information from the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) official website ( or you may click the link, which provides the statistical number of affiliated public libraries with the National Library of the Philippines.  

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