PIDS, MINDA, MSU-GSC partner for Policy Forum on New Globalization

Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), and Mindanao State University-General Santos City (MSU-GSC) collaborated in conducting the 5th Mindanao Policy Research Forum (MPRF) focusing on the New Globalization held on September 10, 2019 at the MSU-GSC Graduate School AVR. The
said event was graced by the presence of MinDA Chairperson, Sec. Emmanuel F. Piñol, Ph.D., who gave an inspirational message on the need to harness Mindanao’s potential for development initiatives.

With this year’s theme “Navigating the Challenges of the New Globalization: Local
Actions for Mindanao,” the forum, attended by the MSU-GSC Chancellor, Dr. Anshari P.
Ali, academics, researchers, and representatives from government, business sector,
and other organizations in Mindanao, discussed the challenges of the New
Globalization, its potential impacts on Mindanao, and how Mindanao and the whole
country can take advantage of it. 

Started in 2015, the MPRF is organized annually by PIDS and MinDA as part of the
celebration of the Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) held every September.
In her closing remarks, PIDS President Dr. Celia M. Reyes offered her insightful
comments on the need to collaborate with various stakeholders and hopes to
strengthen the partnership with MSU-GSC in the near future through research