MV Logos Hope opened its doors for public viewing here on Tuesday with Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman Roberto Garcia, Zambales Vice Governor Ramon Lacbain II, Central Luzon Tourism Director Ramon Tiotuico, and Captain Tom Dyer cutting the ceremonial ribbon.
“After more than two years, we welcome again Logos Hope back to our port with full support for their ongoing mission of enlightenment, unity and world peace,” Garcia said during the opening program.
He also asked Dyer and the members of the ship’s crew to take time to visit various attractions in the Subic Bay Freeport and the nearby communities “as a way of enlightening yourself about our corner of the world here.”
Logos volunteers have also lined up events for local residents. On June 12, they will have an International Crew Night at the Harbor Point Mall here to highlight the variety of cultures from all over the globe that they represent.
This will be followed by a Fun Night Café on June 21 and June 28, which will present interesting board games from cultures across the seas.
Meanwhile, local artists will be encouraged to join a painting contest on the themes, “What is Hope?” or “Logos Hope and the Philippines.” Deadline for the submission of entries will be on June 30.
The winner will be presented at the International Night and the painting will be displayed at the Logos Hope International Café.
As the main attraction of Logos Hope, the books being sold at affordable prices cover various topics ranging from science to cooking and cultures, to hobbies and sports, among others.
Visitors can also enjoy a wide range of desserts and pastries, and other gastronomic pleasures at the ship’s International Café.
Logos Hope will stay at the Subic Bay Freeport for four weeks. (ADP/MPD-SBMA)
 SBMA Chairman Roberto V. Garcia (center), flanked by wife Maribi and Zambales Vice Gov. Ramon Lacbain II, Central Luzon Tourism Director Ramon Tiotuico (right) and Logos Hope HR director Andy Juliff, cut the ceremonial ribbon as ship captain Tom Dyer looks on during a ceremony to formally open the floating bookstore to the public on Tuesday. (AMD/MPD-SBMA)
 Logos Hope ship captain Tom Dyer shows SBMA Chairman Roberto V. Garcia (third from right) and other visitors around the floating bookstore during the ceremonial opening on Tuesday at the Riviera Wharf of Subic Bay Freeport. With them are (from left): Mrs. Maribi Garcia, Central Luzon Tourism Director Ramon Tiotuico, Logos Hope HR director Andy Juliff, and Zambales Vice Gov. Ramon Lacbain II. (AMD/MPD-SBMA)