As new president, Reyes is determined to focus on promoting global partnerships and enhancing the Institute’s research process.
‘’In particular, I’d like to promote global partnerships. This means working with international research institutions outside the Philippines and doing collaborative research. The other is enhancing the research process within PIDS. As there has been a big demand for PIDS research outputs, we should ensure that we provide very good policy recommendations and we can do this by enhancing the research process,” said Reyes.
Being the new head of the Institute, she urges its officials and staff to continue their commitment to the agency’s vision of providing evidence-based inputs to policymaking. “Their commitment has not wavered and I’d like to see that commitment grow even stronger over the next few years. We all have our own strengths and I would like to tap into these strengths so that PIDS can continue to deliver what it has set out to do,” she said.
By Leslie Gatpolintan MANILA — Prices of commercial rice in the market have declined by as much as PHP5 per kilo and are likely to drop further by the end of month, giving some relief to consumers. “As projected, prices of commercial rice in the market have started to stabilize as harvests have...