Bringing S&T information closer to the countryside. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 02 and Science and Technology Information Institute (STII), in partnership with Samsung Philippines, FrontLearners, and Global Peace Foundation, install the first STARBOOKS in a ‘Blended Box’ or ‘e-Learning in a Box’ using tablets to several smart classrooms in Sanchez Mira, Cagayan. Beneficiaries include young minds who belonged to indigenous groups studying in Kittag, Pureg and Callugan Elementary Schools. Each school received 20 units of tablets during the inauguration and turnover ceremony of STARBOOKS on September 28-29, 2016. FrontLearner’s BlendEd Box was conceptualized to increase the competency of the students covering the field of Math, Science, English Grammar and other K-12 subjects. With STARBOOKS in the system, these materials have now additional information on Science and Technology including Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction, DOSTkarte, journals, books, and other related S&T materials accredited by DOST. (Photo by Romeo Puyat/Text by KC D. Sucuano)