DOST donates digital library to Antique school

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique -- The Department of Education (DepEd) in Antique thanked the recent turnover of the StarBooks, a digital library, by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to a school in the province.

“The DOST, by developing the StarBooks, is making the resource learning materials more accessible to students,” DepEd Division of Antique Superintendent Victor De Gracia said in an interview Tuesday. De Gracia said that the StarBooks contains the K to 12 modules.

“The StarBooks could be used even by the schools where there’s no internet signal yet,” he said.

Alangan Bungsod Cubay Elementary School principal Jesusa Marfil said they are fortunate that their school in Sibalom is the first recipient among the other schools in the 18 towns of the province.

“The StarBooks will be useful not only to the students but to the teachers as well,” she said.

She added that the DOST also gave two computer units to the school.

DOST Regional Director Gelonga said they intend to distribute a total of 36 StarBooks and computers. Each of the 18 towns of the province will receive two units within this year.

“The StarBooks is good research material for it even includes the Encyclopedia and other learning resource materials for elementary and high school students,” he said.

He said that the StarBooks is a component of their program Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST).

The turnover ceremony Friday last week was witnessed by Antique Representative Loren Legarda and Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao.(PNA)


Other News from Region 6

R&D to boost Antique terra-cotta production
Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020
  Improved terra-cotta production, specifically bricks, will soon commence in Antique as efforts to revive this trade went full gear in the second half of 2019. This is being realized through an...   read full story

Two Iloilo towns get real-time water sensor network systems
Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Science Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña (left) leads the inauguration of the two water sensor network systems in the towns of Pavia and San Miguel in Iloilo province on January 27. Two water ...   read full story

2 Iloilo towns now have groundwater monitoring systems
Posted: Monday, February 03, 2020
ILOILO CITY, Jan. 30 (PIA) – The towns of Pavia and San Miguel, Iloilo now have groundwater monitoring systems after telemetry sensors were officially turned over during a ceremony held at Pavia Natio...   read full story

Green mussel farming in Iloilo
Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
GREEN mussel, which is locally known as “tahong,” is among the only mollusc species farmed in the country. It is cultivated mainly for its meat due to its popularity among the domestic consumer...   read full story