Yes to STARBOOKS, SDS Flores tells DOST 12


โ€œImagine teachers using their laptops, flashing STARBOOKS contents on the TV screen while delivering their lectures to the students. What a wonderful sight!

DEPED-GenSan Schools Division Superintendent Romelito G. Flores, CESO V with glee as he expressed his excitement to the nearing implementation of one of the Department of Science and Technologyโ€™s flagship programs ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—œ๐—˜๐—ก๐—–๐—˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ง๐—˜๐—–๐—›๐—ก๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—š๐—ฌ ๐—”๐—–๐—”๐——๐—˜๐— ๐—œ๐—– ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—”๐—ฅ๐—–๐—›-๐—•๐—”๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—— ๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ก๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ-๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—˜๐—— ๐—ž๐—œ๐—ข๐—ž๐—ฆ (๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—ฅ๐—•๐—ข๐—ข๐—ž๐—ฆ) to the division of General Santos.

DOST 12 Regional Director Engr. Sammy P. Malawan and SDS Flores signed a ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—บ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด yesterday, April 5 at Division Office, DepEd-Gensan, Tiongson St., Lagao, General Santos City, launching the full-blown execution of the STARBOOKS program in the city.

RD Engr. Malawan highlighted that the STARBOOKS is a one-of-a-kind technology introduced by DOST to the public. He elaborated on the features and contents of the kiosks and its impact on the daily undertakings of students. The good director also conveyed his warm thanks to SDS Flores for collaborating with DOST and for proactively aiming to bring science, technology, and innovation to the grassroots of their agency.

Facilitated the MOU Signing is the PSTO-SarGen led by OIC-Provincial Director For. Nabil A. Hadji Yassin, together with his staff from the provincial office. The event was also graced by the presence of the Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Carlos G. Susarno, CESE, and top officials, Curriculum Implementation Division (CID) Chief Juliet F. Lastimosa, and Education Program Supervisors (EPS), Edilbert A. Reyes (Science), Sally A. Palomo, (Learning Resources), Dr. Luzviminda R. Loreno (Values Education) and Senior Education Program Specialist-RMN Herven A. Allado.

ASDS Dr. Susarno adjourned the event by reaffirming their absolute acceptance of the STARBOOKS, and assured RD Engr. Malawan that DEPED-GenSan will perform immediate actions in order to swiftly implement the program in the city for the upcoming limited face-to-face classes. Both he and SDS immediately laid out initial plans and strategies on the way-forward enactment of the project.

The DOST 12 and DEPED-GenSan is envisioning that this partnership will bring massive fruition to all schools of General Santos City.