Days before classes officially started this school year, the Department of Science and Technology Region XI went to Sitio Upian Elementary School in Davao City’s Marilog District to distribute school supplies and hygiene kits to the Lumad students.

“Kulang ang isang araw para dito. Gusto man namin na lahat kami makasama pero walang sasakyan (One day is not enough for this. We wanted that all of us could be here but there’s no vehicle),” said Eduardo P. Tesorero, Assistant Regional Director for Financial Administrative Services Division, who spoke on behalf of 16 DOST XI employees who helped in the outreach program.

“I made my love life my inspiration for finishing my PhD.”

The young man vowed that he will not propose to his girlfriend until he earns his doctorate degree.

Pieces of Philippine history, arts, culture will soon be integrated into STARBOOKS, or the Science and Technology Academic Research-based Openly Operated Kiosks, a digital science library developed by the Department of Science and Technology-Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII).

During the July 29 launching of SuperSTARBOOKS, the digital science library’s latest version, DOST-STII bared its plans to include the Filipiniana digital collection “Virtual Sentro Rizal” into the library’s continuously expanding content.