DOST-Bohol PSTC in partnership with LGU Balilihan through CEST Project, turnover twenty (20) STARBOOKS units to public elementary and secondary schools


On October 29, 2020, through the Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST) Project, DOST-Bohol in partnership with the Local Government of Balilihan, successfully turn-over twenty (20) STARBOOKS (Science and Technology Academic-Research Based Openly Operated Kiosks) units to all the public primary, elementary, and secondary schools in the Municipality of Balilihan. Likewise, conducted the Training on the Operations of STARBOOKS for the respective school IT personnel to administer the utilization of STARBOOKS.

STARBOOKS is the first Philippine Science Digital Library. It contains thousands of digitized science and technology resources in various formats (text and video/audio) from various DOST agencies. It also has contents from online sources such as Science Cool Facts, Science Videos for Kids, Educational Videos for Advanced Learners, and S&T Encyclopedia among others. It’s a standalone information kiosk, hence, information access is possible even without an internet connection.