The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) opened its 9th PIDS Corner; this time at the Cagayan State University (CSU) in Tuguegarao on April 2, 2008. Established in 1978, CSU is composed of seven campuses and is considered as the best academic institution in the province that provides professional and technical training in the arts, sciences, humanities, and technology.

Dr. Roger P. Perez, president of the CSU, welcomed the partnership with PIDS as the University's symbol of support for the Institute’s goals and objectives in providing socioeconomic research for the development of the country.

PIDS President Dr. Josef T. Yap on his part, expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome extended by the University and is honored by the importance it is giving to the Institute’s policy research outputs. The inauguration was also attended by Dr. Lina M. Garan, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Ms. Benita Cabaddu, chief librarian of CSU, professors, support staff, and students of the university.

Meanwhile, last February 22, the PIDS received a certificate of appreciation from the University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao as an acknowledgment for its generous support to the University all these years. The awarding was done during the Testimonial Dinner honoring UP Mindanao Prime Movers and Donors in celebration of the Centennial Year of UP.

UP President Emerlinda Roman lighted the Centennial Flame of UP Mindanao which served as the start of the centennial celebration in the campus. Other UP Alumni and officials also graced the event.
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