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STARBOOKS was honored for garnering the Excellence in Government Communication Programs award in the 18th Philippine Quill Awards, marking another achievement for being one of the knowledge products of the DOST-Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII).

STARBOOKS stands for Science and Technology Academic- and Research-Based Openly-Operated KioskS, the country's first S&T digital library in a box.

With the availability of the COVID-19 vaccines in the country, the Department of Science and Technology Region X (DOST-X) is making sure that the appropriate storage conditions are present and properly maintained by conducting free calibration of COVID-19 vaccine storage equipment throughout Northern Mindanao.

To date, the DOST-X Regional Standards and Testing Laboratories (RSTL) has calibrated a total of nine bio-refrigerators, three refrigerators, 13 wall and dial thermometers, one freezer, and eight thermo-hygrometers from different health units in Region X.

True to its mandate of helping micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) through venture financing, the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) has fully implemented the Level-up Innovation Government Support for Technologies against the Spread of COVID-19 program simply called or LIGTAS COVID-19.