MSU Law Bangsamoro Library Launched
by Nihaya P. Hadji Mohammad
The College of Law recently launched the soft opening of its new in-house library dubbed as “Bangsamoro Library” during the 58th Founding Anniversary of the Mindanao State University on September 1, 2019. Vice President for Academic Affairs Alma Berowa, representing MSU System President Dr. Habib W. Macaayong, and some university officials graced the event. After a short program, OIC-Dean Norhabib bin Suod Barodi and Vice President Berowa administered the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Aside from its modern design, the new library boosted its collections with new law books. Arguably the Bangsamoro Library is the best unit library in the Main Campus. Today, the Bangsamoro Library is the favorite spot of law students given its grand and enticin ambience for reading and study sessions.
The establishment of the Bangsamoro Library is part of the “Reinventing MSU Law Towards Relevance, Innovation, Service and Excellence” programs of Dean Alizedney M. Ditucalan.
The government of the defunct Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao funded the construction of the library during the administration of former Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman. The project was among the results of the MSU-ARMM programs initiated by MSU System President Macaayong.
With the establishment of the Bangsamoro Library, the law faculty is optimistic that this new facility will greatly improve the quality of learning experience of the students of the College of Law. And certainly, this will give great impact to the quality and competitiveness of legal education in the Bangsamoro community.
The opening was also very timely for the donation of retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo. The donation consisted of collections of Supreme Court Reports Annotated (SCRA), Philippine Reports, and other law books. The books were his entire take-home books upon his retirement. The unexpected, yet generous, idea came out over a dinner attended by Dean Ditucalan after the 2019 Legal Education Summit on July 31 to August 1, 2019.
MIO Dir. Hannah Marquez received the books on behalf of MSU System President Dr. Habib W. Macaayong and Dean Alizedney Ditucalan.