The first PIDS Corner to be launched in 2009 was inaugurated at the Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU) in Tacloban City. The occasion was made possible in collaboration with the University’s Main Library.

The EVSU joins other provincial public libraries and college/university-based libraries to become part of the Institute’s network of partner libraries that would provide reading and research materials on developmentrelated concerns to as many readers as possible in locations outside of Metro Manila.

Tacloban City is considered the gateway to Eastern Visayas as well as the educational, business, and cultural center of the region. Adding to this EVSU’s mission to provide quality education and professional training through instruction, research, extension services, and production makes the setting up of the 11th PIDS Corner in the EVSU Main Library truly a propitious collaboration.

The ceremonial cutting of the ribbon formally marked the launching of the Corner. Ms. Jennifer Liguton, Director for Research Information, who represented PIDS President Dr. Josef Yap, and EVSU officials led by Dr. Catalino Beltran, President, Dr. Ma. Socorro Gicain, Vice-President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Manuel Pacaña, Vice-President for Research and Extension Services, led in the ribbon cutting.

A doxology rendered by the EVSU Chorale solemnly opened the program that followed the ribbon cutting. A warm welcome by Dr. Gicain was extended to the PIDS staff. Ms. Liguton in turn thanked the entire EVSU officialdom for agreeing to host a PIDS Corner in their main library.
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