La Salle Green Hills to try e-tablets instead of books


Posted at May 27 2011 09:39 PM | Updated as of May 28 2011 10:35 PM

MANILA, Philippines - This coming school year, La Salle Green Hills in Mandaluyong City will issue 500 electronic tablets (e-tablets) to selected students to lessen their burden in carrying books.

The device was designed by information technology expert Jun Lozada, known to the public as the star witness in the NBN-ZTE scandal.

It can hold as many as 10,000 books, Lozada said.

"Nang ma-diagnose ang anak ko ng scoliosis, tinanong ko ang doktor ng posibleng dahilan 'non. Isa ang mabigat na bag sa kanyang dinahilan," Lozada told ABS-CBN News. An orthopedic surgeon earlier said, however, that carrying heavy bags does not cause scoliosis.

Those who will avail of the device will have to pay P14,500 on top of tuition fees.

If proven to be helpful, the e-tablet will be offered to all students of La Salle Green Hills next year, the school said. -- Report from Karen Davila, ABS-CBN News