The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) opened its 6th host repository of PIDS collection at the Henry Luce III Library of the Central Philippine University (CPU) in Iloilo City.

Amid a formal yet lively gathering, CPU Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Nathaniel Fabula, and Vice President for Finance and Enterprises Professor Rowena Libo-on, joined PIDS President, Dr. Josef T. Yap, in the cutting of the ceremonial ribbon to signal the inauguration of the PIDS Corner.

In his welcome remarks, Dr. Fabula extended CPU's gratitude and appreciation to the PIDS for sharing its research resources with the University’s readers/users. He assured the Institute that these resources are very valuable and will indeed add to the knowledge base being shared by the University not only to Iloilo-based researchers and readers, but also to those in the entire Region 6. He likewise noted that the addition of the PIDS Corner complements well with the University’s being the repository of other collections like the Meyer Asian Collection.

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.

The inauguration was highlighted by the formal signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the PIDS and CPU with regard to the PIDS Corner and its objectives.
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