Marcial R. Batiancila, Director of the St. Thomas of Villanova Libraries, was elected Regional Chair of the PLAI- Southern Tagalog Regions Librarians Council (PLAI-STRLC) at its recent general assembly in Laguna on October 9-10, 2007. The Association is a regional council of librarians and information professionals under the umbrella of the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. Membership is open to all licensed librarians from the provinces of Aurora, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Quezon, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, Marinduque, Rizal and Romblon.
Also elected to the PLAI-STRLC board are: Vice-Chair : Audrey G. Anday (UPOU); Secretary , Rene B. Manlangit (San Pablo Colleges); Treasurer : Rosario A. Villamater (Manuel S. Enverga University); Auditor : Rosita Masangkay (Batangas Prov’l Library); Board of Directors: Jocelyn Haling (St. Michael’s College) and Freya Faye Perez (CSJ de Letran-Calamba); House of Delegates: Jhenny P. Encina (CSJde Letran-Calamba), Michael John Tolentino (Imus Institute) NOMELEC Chair : Ms. Charity Mahusay (SSC-R de Cavite), Members: Ms. Rowena Andaya (IRRI), Louella Bagis (CSJ de Letran-Calamba), Jennalyn Pancho (Quezon Prov’l Library) and Joyce Pascua (Olivarez College).
On the other hand, in the recently concluded election of the Cavite Librarians Association, Inc. on December 7, 2007, Mrs. Chairty R.. Mahusay was also elected as Member of the Board of Directors and Mr. Batiancila as Ex-officio Officer.