DOST V in partnership with DepEd Region V, conducts the MOA Signing and Turn-over Ceremony of DOST-STARBOOKS for CEST Communities


The STARBOOKS or Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Stations (STARBOOKS), is a stand-alone information source designed to reach those with limited or no access to S&T information resources. It provides STI (science, technology, and innovation)-based content in various formats to students and other constituents in geographically isolated and economically-challenged schools and communities throughout the country. STARBOOKS contains hundreds of thousands of digitized science and technology resources in various formats (text, video, and audio).

Through the Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) Program under the Human Resource Development Interventions, 22 units of DOST-STARBOOKS are turned-over to the following school beneficiaries: Cavit Elementary School and Nagotgot National High School in Manito, Albay; Batan National High School and Rapu-Rapu National High School in Rapu-Rapu, Albay; L. Opeda Elementary School and Fabrica High School in San Viicente, Camarines Norte; Bagong Lipunan Elementary School and Francisco Elementary School in Balatan, Camarines Sur; Gainza National High School and Loob Elementary School in Gainza, Camarines Sur;  Siruma Central School and Vito Elementary School in Siruma, Camarines Sur; Carorian Elementary School and Bote Integrated School in Bato, Catanduanes, San Miguel Rural Development High School (Mabato Annex) and San Marcos Elementary School in San Miguel, Catanduanes; San Atonio Elementary School and Lupi Elementary School in Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon; Allanaraiz- Marfil National High School and Santos E. Conag National High School in Esperanza, Masbate; Francisco Alindogan National High School and Burgos National High School in batuan, Masbate.

Present during the MOA Signing and Turn-over Ceremony are DOST Regional Dir. Rommel R. Serrano, CESO III, DepEd Regional Dir. Gilbert T. Sadsad, Atty Domilyn G. Silerio, Supply Officer, School Pricipals/representative, Mayor’s/Representative, PSTD-Albay Engr. Domingo A. Peña Jr., PSTD-Camarines Norte Hermogenes Miguel G. Pormento, PSTD-Camarines Sur Patrocinio N. Felizmenio, PSTD-Catanduanes Engr. Marie Grace T. Molina, PSTD-Sorsogon Engr. Sandro B. Noguera, PSTD-Masbate Josie D. Albao, STARBOOKS Coordinator Ralph Martin R. Roque, Head, Supply Office Ruby A. Asuncion, SRS II/ CEST Coordinator Fae B. Banda, and PTA III Joan C. Ceriola.