M/V Logos Hope to visit North Luzon

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013


THE Logos Hope international ship will soon visit the seaport of San Fernando, La Union on May 24 for a series of exhibits which aim to provide access to high-quality knowledge to the communities of Northern Luzon.

San Fernando visit team leader and Taiwan national Joanne Li said the exhibit starts on May 24 with several shows onboard like cultural events, books fair, cafe conferences, and youth events.

The exhibits will be until June 2 with entrance fee of P20 to be collected from the viewers; however, students and kids can enter the ship free of charge.

Logos Hope spokesperson Guillermo Suco said the exhibits onboard are open afrom Mondays to Sundays and viewers can visit the ship from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. of Mondays to Saturdays while the ship will be open at 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. of Sunday.

Viewers who are interested to watch several shows and conferences will pay registration fees ranging from P50 to P150, depending on the type of conference.

Around 400 crewmembers of Logos will be arriving in La Union and revealed these members are volunteers from 45 different countries in the world whose ages range from 20 to 30.

The Logos Hope community envisions to bring knowledge to the different countries in the world. The ship offers book fairs to its visitors. These books are mostly on science, sports, hobbies, cookery, arts, economics, medicine, dictionaries, languages, and philosophy. The crew had also been collecting local materials from the countries it visited for the enhancement of its floating library.

Apart from selling books, the Logos Hope also did some literary aid to people in developing countries. It donated several books to schools, libraries, community groups, colleges, and universities.

Japanese Project organizer Kanako Iida said after their visit in San Fernando, they will proceed to Puerto Princesa then afterwards, they will go to Malaysia. She said the first visit of Logos Hope in the Philippines was in 2012 where it made exhibits in Cebu, Manila, and Subic Bay. (Rubyloida Bitog)

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on May 16, 2013.

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