Terms of Use

Welcome to the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) website. The PIDS provides services to you subject to the following conditions. If you visit at this site, you accept these conditions. Please read them carefully. In addition, when you use any current or future PIDS service or visit from any business affiliated with PIDS, whether or not included in this website, you also will be subject to the guidelines and conditions applicable to such service or business.


PIDS provides the information, documents, maps and materials (together, "Materials") contained in this website solely as a resource for its users without any form of assurance. Whilst PIDS tries to provide high quality content, the Materials provided on this website are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

PIDS specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any such Materials. In addition, this website may contain advice, opinions, and statements of various information providers and content providers. PIDS does not represent or endorse the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of the Materials or of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider or content provider, or any user of this website or other person or entity. Reliance upon the Materials or any such opinion, advice, statement, or other information shall be at your own risk. PIDS will not be liable in any capacity for damages or losses to the user that may result from the use of or reliance on the Materials or any such advice, opinion, statement or other information.

PIDS, likewise, shall not be responsible for any errors, omissions or inadvertent alterations that may occur in the disclosure of content on its website. Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in the Materials on this site are those of the various information providers and content providers and are not necessarily those of PIDS. By making and designation of or reference to a particular territory or geographical area, or by using the term "country' in the website, PIDS does not intend to make any judgment as to the legal or other status of any territory or area. Boundaries, colors, denominations or any other information shown on this map do not imply, on the part of PIDS, any judgment on the legal status of any territory, or any endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries, colors, denominations, or information.

Links to Third-Party Websites

Some links posted on this site will let you leave the PIDS website. These linked sites are not under the control of The PIDS and The PIDS is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The PIDS is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. The PIDS is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by The PIDS of the site.

Linking to the PIDS Website

Generally, Internet websites may link to the PIDS website without seeking the permission of PIDS. However, such links must clearly identify PIDS as the source of the information displayed and preserve the integrity of the PIDS web pages without alteration.

Copyright Notice

All materials that appear on PIDS' official website, pids.gov.ph, are its exclusive property unless otherwise indicated. PIDS encourages users to print, download, or copy information, documents and materials from the website exclusively for personal and non-commercial use. Users are restricted from reselling, redistributing or creating derivative works for commercial purposes without the express, written consent of PIDS. All photographs, video/audio clips and other multimedia material appearing on the PIDS website are likewise the exclusive property of PIDS.


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Contacting the Website

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