5th PIDS Corner in Bukidnon State University
In collaboration with the Bukidnon State University (BSU), another PIDS Corner was launched at the University's library in Malaybalay City. The occasion was attended by some of the BSU faculty, students, and invited guests.
The launching program was opened by Dr. Victor M. Barroso, President of the Bukidnon State University. He said that the University is honored to have been selected to house a PIDS Corner in their library and that it is a good development that coincides with its new stature as a state university.
Dr. Josef T. Yap, for his part, emphasized that the Philippines and other ASEAN countries have to set the appropriate conditions for faster economic growth in order to take advantage of the opportunities provided by globalization. Sharing of knowledge and information through various studies and publications is one of the mechanisms to achieve this. In this sense, PIDS is contributing its share in this endeavor through its various PIDS Corners.
Dr. Yap, for his part, noted that the program of setting up PIDS Corners in various parts of the country is part of the Institute’s contribution to strengthening regional development and integration in the country. This, he said, is through sharing knowledge resources and research inputs for better formulation of regional development policies and programs.
During the launch of the two Corners, Ms. Marilen Macasaquit of the PIDS’ Project Services and Development Staff also presented the PIDS web resources, their uses and/or applications. She noted that the Institute set up its website as early as in 1994 as a response to the need to project its work as the premier think tank of the Philippine government. With the modern trends in technology, the PIDS saw them as an opportunity to have its research outputs more widely disseminated to its various publics. Ms. Macasaquit also discussed the different databases that the Institute currently maintains as well as the Institute’s module on publications.