The International Literacy Association (ILA) annually conducts survey to identify key issues in literacy education that are “hot” and “not hot.” Tis survey helps literacy scholars and reading specialists in conducting research studies that are deemed timely in the discipline. Although ILA has been doing this constantly, one limitation of this survey is that the results are limited by geographical constraints and are Western in all aspect. In this milieu, this paper provides an exploration on identifying the issues in literacy that are “hot” and “not hot” in the Philippines. The respondents of this study were made up of teachers, educational administrators, and graduate students of reading education (PhD). Their perspectives were woven together to unravel literacy issues that are receiving positive and negative stances in the Philippines. Finally, this paper aims to become an impetus for local scholars to establish touchstones on suitable and vital topics in literacy education which they can utilize in creating appropriate and apt research for the betterment of Philippine education.