On January 25, 2012, state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) and the Legislative Information Resources Management Department (LIRMD) of the House of Representatives (HRep) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the launching of the PIDS Corner at the Legislative Library. PIDS Corner is a research dissemination strategy that aims to provide reading and research materials on development-related topics to policymakers and the general public. As such, the partnership between PIDS and the (HRep) augurs well toward evidence-based policymaking in the country. Shown above are PIDS President Dr. Josef T. Yap and HRep Secretary General Atty. Marilyn Barua-Yap signing the MOA in the presence of (left to right) PIDS Vice President Mario Feranil, PIDS Research Information Director Ms. Jennifer Liguton, Exec. Director Emma Rey, House Sergeant-at-Arms B/Gen. Nicasio Radovan, Jr., Director General Romulo Emmanuel Miral, Deputy Secretary General Edgardo Pangilinan, Jr, and Deputy Secretary General Arlene C. Dada-Arnaldo.