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PLAI Regional Councils

Since PLAI-Southern Tagalog Region Librarians Council (STRLC) is the “oldest among the council blog” and up-to-now, PLAI-National has no blog nor website to disseminate this information to our colleagues, we have taken this “role for the meantime” in order to hasten the cooperation or sharing of information between regional council and for better intra-council camaraderie and shared undertaking in the not so far future.

From the 2001 PLAI Constitution and By-laws under Article IV-Organization, the provinces (cities and municipalities) comprising each regional council are as follows:

SECTION 15. REGIONAL COUNCILS. Librarians, as defined in Sec. 6, who belong to each Chapter as provided for in Sec. 12 of this By-Laws, shall organize themselves into Councils as provided hereunder.


Each council shall be comprised of librarians from the following provinces, cities and municipalities:

CORDILLERA AUTONOMOUS REGION LIBRARIANS COUNCIL (CARLC)

CARLC shall be composed of librarians from the six (6) provinces which constitute the CAR, namely: Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, and Mt. Province.


ILOCOS & PANGASINAN REGION LIBRARIANS COUNCIL (IPRLC)

IPRLC shall be composed of librarians from the four (4) provinces which constitute Region 1, namely: Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan.


CAGAYAN VALLEY REGION LIBRARIANS COUNCIL (CVRLC)

CVRLC shall be composed of librarians from the five (5) provinces which constitute Region II, namely: Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino.


CENTRAL LUZON REGION LIBRARIANS COUNCIL (CLRLC)

CLRC shall be composed of librarians from the six (6) provinces which constitute Region III, namely: Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales.


NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION LIBRARIANS COUNCIL (NCRLC)

NCRLC shall be composed of librarians from the thirteen (13) cities and the four (4) municipalities which constitute the NCR, namely the cities of: Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon City, Taguig and Valenzuela, and the municipalities of Malabon, Navotas, Pateros and San Juan.


SOUTHERN TAGALOG REGION LIBRARIANS COUNCIL (STRLC)

STRLC shall be composed of librarians from the eleven (11) provinces which constitute Southern Tagalog, namely: Aurora, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Marinduque, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Palawan, Quezon, Rizal and Romblon.


BICOL REGION LIBRARIANS COUNCIL (BRLC)

BRLC shall be composed of librarians from the six (6) provinces which constitute Region V, namely: Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate and Sorsogon.


WESTERN VISAYAS REGION LIBRARIANS COUNCIL (WVRLC)

WVLC shall be composed of librarians from the six (6) provinces which constitute Region VI, namely: Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Negros Occidental.


CENTRAL VISAYAS REGION LIBRARIANS COUNCIL (CVRLC)

CVRLC shall be composed of librarians from the four (4) provinces which constitute Region VII, namely: Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental and Siquijor.


EASTERN VISAYAS REGION LIBRARIANS COUNCIL (EVRLC)

EVRLC shall be composed of librarians from the six (6) provinces which constitute Region VIII, namely: Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Western Samar and Southern Leyte.


WESTERN MINDANAO REGION LIBRARIANS COUNCIL (WMRLC)

WMRLC shall be composed of librarians from the three (3) provinces which constitute Region IX, namely: Basilan, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur.


NORTHERN MINDANAO REGION LIBRARIANS COUNCIL (NMRLC)

NMRLC shall be composed of librarians from the four (4) provinces which constitute Region X, namely: Bukidnon, Camiguin, Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental.


SOUTHERN MINDANAO REGION LIBRARIANS COUNCIL (SMRLC)

SMRLC shall be composed of librarians from the six (6) provinces which constitute Region XI, namely: Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, South Cotabato and Sarangani.


CENTRAL MINDANAO REGION LIBRARIANS COUNCIL (CMRLC)

CMRLC shall be composed of librarians from the three (3) provinces and two (2) cities which constitute Region XII, namely: Lanao del Norte, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Cotabato City and Marawi City.


AUTONOMOUS MUSLIM MINDANAO REGION LIBRARIANS COUNCIL (AMMRLC)

AMMRLC shall be composed of librarians from the four (4) provinces which constitute the ARRM, namely: Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.


CARAGA REGION LIBRARIANS COUNCIL (CRLC)

CRLC shall be composed of librarians from the four (4) provinces which constitute CARAGA, namely: Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur.

Comments:

The acronym CVRLC are both shared by Cagayan Valley Region Librarians Council and Central Visayas Region Librarian Council. The people who drafted the 2001 PLAI Constitutions and by-laws must have overlook this small glitch. Hopefully in the amended [final version] constitution duly approved by the GA last November 14, 2007, this small glitch have been resolved to avoid confusion in the use of the acronym.