Just wondering if Pulse Asia or SWS would care to do a similar survey of reading habits of Filipinos. Maybe National Bookstore, the other new bookstore chain in the country plus some local publishers could underwrite the cost of doing this timely survey. Every educational institution/stakeholder may find the result instructive in crafting timely intervention to arrest the continuing decline of our educational competitiveness and general reading competency.
It was therefore a joy to learn from the article of Do Pinoys read at all? that National Book Development Board (NBDB) commissioned Social Weather Stations to do a second Readership Survey for 2007. The Readership Survey result will be presented to the public by NBDB on November 28, 2007 at 9 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Discovery Suites in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Go and read Queena Lee-Chua article to gain an advance insight of the 2007 result for she is an authority being a member of the current governing board of NBDB while we await the full result to be presented to the public with bated breath.