STARBOOKS deployed to DepEd NegOr


By Jennifer C. Tilos

NEGROS ORIENTAL, Jan. 5 (PIA) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has officially turned over 11 units of “library in a box” or STARBOOKS (Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated KioskS) to the Department of Education (DepEd) in the province.

The units were distributed to the 11 public high schools earlier which include Bagtic National High School in Mabinay, Bayog High School in Canlaon City, Demetrio L. Alviola National High School in Bindoy, Jose Marie Locsin Memorial High School in Zamboanguita, Mainit High School in Siaton, Nagbinlod High School in Sta. Catalina, Pacuan National High School in La Libertad, Valencia National High School – Dobdob Extension, Siapo High School in San Jose, and Silab Community High School in Amlan.

STARBOOKS, the first Philippine science and technology digital library, is a standalone information source designed to bring science and technology (S&T) information to the grassroots.

This aims to provide S&T-based educational and learning resources in various formats to geographically-isolated schools and local government units throughout the country as well as enhance the educational competence of students in its beneficiary schools.

“The purpose of STARBOOKS is to reach and assist learners in the grassroots and to improve the learning environment of the school. Students, teachers, and parents will be able to get relevant information such as investigatory projects, K-12 learning materials, DOST technologies, and other publications, among others,” said Atty. Gilbert Arbon, provincial director of DOST Negros Oriental, during the turnover ceremony.

STARBOOKS is deployed in over 4,950 sites nationwide, including 86 sites in Negros Oriental.

Interested institutions may avail of the said project through DOST-STII ( or visit the nearest DOST regional/provincial office in the area. (jct/PIA7 Negros Oriental)