Cebu City –  Three employees of the Ministry of Science and Technology – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao had participated in the Consultative Workshop on the Latest Content and Development of STARBOOKS at the Golden Prince Hotel and Suites last May 9-10, 2019. The workshop aims for the awareness of the STARBOOKS accomplishment, awareness of the new STARBOOKS mobile app and to present the latest content and other development of STARBOOKS through a consultative workshop.


The said activity was participated by deployment officers of DOST ROs nationwide. In MOST-BARMM, Abdulrahim Abdullah, the focal person on STARBOOKS, Mansur Panalangin, IT Consultant and Abdullah Latip, IT Staff participated in the said workshop.


The two-day activity was presented with different topics by DOST deployment officers around the country. Below is the table of topics and the presenter:

2018 Accomplishments of STARBOOKS Mr. Allan C. Taule, IRAD Chief  Awareness on the national STARBOOKS accomplishments
Key Takeaway from the 2018 National Conventions Mr. Arjay C. Escondo, ISR III Awareness on the importance of the STARBOOKS Convention to the recipient of STARBOOKS and to the general public.
Updates on STARBOOKS System Development and Content Collection Ms. Marivic V. Narquita, SRS II Updated the Regional Deployment Officers on the system development and content collection.
Launch of the new STARBOOKS Mobile App Mr. Alfon B. Narquita, Senior SRS Awareness of the new STARBOOKS Mobile App and its importance to the users.
Ongoing and upcoming STARBOOKS Plans and Activities Mr. Alfon B. Narquita, Senior SRS Awareness of the Ongoing and upcoming STARBOOKS Plans and Activities
PM Session
Clustered Regional Presentation of Accomplishments, Plans and Best Practices from the Regional Deployment Officers  North Luzon Cluster

South Luzon Cluster

Visayas Cluster

Mindanao Cluster

Each cluster presented their accomplishments, plans, best practices.
Day 2 (AM Session only)
Setup for Solar Powered STARBOOKS Engr. Reynaldo C. Guerero Jr., Co-Founder, Solar Solutions Inc. Philippines Awareness on the solar-powered STARBOOKS
Communication and Presentation Skills Dr. Carl E. Balita, Chairman Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry  Awareness of the importance of tools deployment of STARBOOKS.

STARBOOKS is one of DOST’s strategies in making science and technology information accessible and available to citizens, especially those in the countryside. The package (computer set, software, and kiosk) is free for selected beneficiary institutions, LGUs, schools, NGO’s.

Digital library “library-in-a-box” does not need internet connec­tion in order to access the vast array of science and technology information, hundreds of thousands of titles of digitized journals, serial publications, reference materials, annual reports, theses, dissertations, science projects, livelihood vid­eos.. .and much more. All these can be availed of through STARBOOKS, a user-friendly, stand-alone digital library of science and technology materials in text, video, and audio formats.

STARBOOKS contains thousands of digitized science and technology resources in various formats (text and video/audio) placed in specially designed “pods” set in a user-friendly interface. Its special features are standalone information kiosk, hence, information access is possible even without an internet connection;  The information available is read-only; it is a compendium of S&T information gathered from all over the world, a one-stop S&T information source; and it features videos dubbed “Tamang DOSTkarte Livelihood Videos” to stimulate every Filipino’s
entrepreneurial capacity.