DOST V deploys STARBOOKS in Malinao Treatment and Rehabilitation Center
Through its first digital science library, the DOST Regional Office No. V (DOST V) provided learning access to residents of Malinao Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (MTRC) on 30 August 2022. The MTRC learning hub houses its computers equipped with the latest version of Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly-Operated Kiosks or STARBOOKS.
Engr. Domingo A. Peña, Jr. Provincial S&T Director - Albay represented the Regional Director, Rommel R. Serrano, as DOST V formally forged a partnership with the MTRC. Engr. Peña iterated that while STARBOOKS is a rich source of information, it is how the residents, including the staff, will maximize and put into good use whatever piece of information they get from it.
Present at this event were the Medical Officer II/Officer-in-Charge, MTRC, Dr. Maria Estrella B. Litam; DOH-CHD V Regional Director, Dr. Ernie V. Vera, and other officials from Department of Education Region V and City LGU-Tabaco. Mr. Anthony B. Andes, technical staff conducted the STARBOOKS orientation and demonstration.