The 7th PIDS Corner was launched in collaboration with the University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) on November 7, 2007.

This is the 3rd PIDS Corner in Mindanao, which is housed at the Main Library of USEP at the Obrero, Davao City campus. The inauguration and MOA signing was attended by officials and staff of USEP, PIDS, and National Economic and Development Authority Regional Office XI (NEDA-XI).

The program was opened by USEP Vice President for Research, Dr. Irvin C. Generalao, who welcomed the collaboration between PIDS and USEP as a way to address the current low utilization of research outputs. Ms. Jennifer P.T. Liguton, Director for Research Information at PIDS, gave a background about the PIDS Corner as well as the different research resources available at PIDS such as the various publications and the web resources.

Meanwhile, Ms. Mari-Len R. Macasaquit, PIDS Supervising Research Specialist, gave the audience a "tour" of the PIDS website, showing comprehensively the resources and information accessible online.

The program was capped by the signing of the MOA by USEP President, Dr. Perfecto A. Alibin, and PIDS OIC-Vice President, Mr. Mario C. Feranil, and was followed by the ribbon cutting ceremony. The program continued with messages from the heads of the two institutions. As a closing note, Ms. Esther M. Lauron, OIC-University Head Librarian, expressed her gratitude for this partnership that will enrich their library collection and will be a step toward more linkages between USEP and PIDS in the future. Also present during the event was Dr. Rodulfo C. Sumugat, USEP Vice President for Administration.
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