SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union -- The ship known for bringing hope and inspiration to whatever country or port it docks into arrived in Poro Point, San Fernando La Union, May 24.
La Union Vice Governor Augusto Aureo Nisce and City Mayor Pablo Ortega welcomed the MV LOGOS HOPE, steered by Captain Tom Dyer, during its opening ceremony on board the ship. Residents and reading enthusiasts were also there to welcome the ship, all eager to browse its book collection.
The LOGOS HOPE is the successor of the MV Doulos, commonly known as the ‘Largest floating book fair’. It arrived at the Philippine port from Hong Kong and will stay here until June 2 to give ample time for shoppers to avail of its wide array of books with prices at a fraction of its original cost in the worldwide market.
The new and larger vessel from the fleet of GBA ships fleet allows a wider book selection and more comfortable browsing.
The book fair on board Logos Hope offers an extended selection of over 5,000 books, covering a range of subjects including science, sport, hobbies, cookery, the arts, medicine, dictionaries, languages and philosophy. With children’s titles, academic texts, dictionaries, atlases and more, surely attracting the whole family to enjoy.
Ship Captain Tom Dyer said, the MV LOGOS had been travelling all over the world for its book fairs, it also provides help whenever it is necessary with its 400 volunteer crew members from more than 45 nationalities, all ready to extend a hand to the most unfortunate and poverty stricken areas.
Vice Governor Nisce extended his welcome to the ship and crew and even gave a heartfelt speech to which the crew applauded during its opening. “I wish all battleships be turned into a ship of hope and education, with a crew ready to help in times of need and not to destroy,” said Nisce.
Nisce added that he hope the ship will visit all ports of the country as they can give hope and inspiration not only to the people of La Union but to the whole country as well.
The Logos will have set sail for Palawan after June 2 to extend their charitable deed in the island.