Date: January 27, 2014
Venue: Main Library, Palawan State University, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Launched in 2006, the PIDS Corner is a dissemination and outreach strategy of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies aimed at bringing the Institutes research outputs to researchers and policymakers in localities and communities outside of the Metro Manila area. It also serves as a means to help in furthering the economic literacy and education of citizens in various localities. The Corner at the Palawan State University (PSU) is the 23rd in the country.
The PIDS Corner is one of the Institute`s dissemination strategies, aiming to share its research outputs in the provinces. The sought-after knowledge resource makes available for free PIDS studies and publications to researchers, faculty, students, and local policymakers. These publications include books, policy notes, research papers, newsletters, and issues of the Philippine Journal of Development, the Institutes technical, peer reviewed journal. The first PIDS Corner was opened at the Bohol Provincial Library in 2006.
PIDS President Gilberto Llanto and PSU President Dr. Jeter Sespee signed a memorandum of agreement for the establishment of the 23rd PIDS Corner at PSU, with Dr. Sheila Siar, director for research information of PIDS and Ms. Lourdes Salvador, PSU head librarian, as witnesses. Dr. Daphne Mallari, PSU research director; Dr. Michael Pido, PSU vice-president for research and extension; and other PIDS staff also graced the inauguration.