This study aimed to analyze and evaluate the reading comprehension component in the selected Grades 7 and 8 English and Filipino textbooks used by the selected private schools in Cebu City. Content analysis and text analysis were used as research designs in evaluating the 21 textbooks used during the academic year 2012-2013 and academic year 2013-2014. Results in English textbooks revealed that among the competencies, strategies predominated among schema building, literary texts, and expository texts whereas in Grade 7 & 8 Filipino textbooks, schema building and strategies predominated. Grade 7 & Grade 8 English Textbooks used by USC South Campus and Sacred Heart of Jesus - Hijas de Jesus met the K to 12 Guidelines for reading comprehension set by the Department of Education. Moreover, Grade 7 & Grade 8 Filipino textbooks used by St. Theresa’s College only met the standards. Consequently, these textbooks are recommended to be used for Grade 7 and Grade 8 students in private schools.