Who We Are

Current Officers


Odine Maria M. de Guzman, Ph.D. is a professor at the Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of the Philippines Diliman. She has served as deputy director of the UP Center for Women’s Studies from 2005 to 2011 and as coordinator of the Graduate Studies Program of the College of Arts and Letters, UP Diliman from 2013 to 2014.

Deputy Director for Research and Publication

Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at the Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of the Philippines Diliman. She has a BA and MA in Creative Writing from the University of the Philippines and a PhD in Sociology from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. She teaches and writes creative nonfiction. Her research interests are gender and migration.

CWGS Staff

Ilene A. De Jesus, Administrative Officer II

Performs administrative supervision of administrative assistant, admin aide, driver, maintenance staff and guard; Serves as procurement officer; Does administrative functions related to all CWGS programs and projects: preparation of accounting documents (e.g., vouchers, RIS), online encoding/ submission to FMIS, recording, monitoring and filling up of PS and budget documents, personnel records administration (e.g., appointments, DTRs)

Ardis Anna V. Gonzales, Administrative Aide IV (Librarian)

Manages and keeps the library updated and tidy


Neilda S. Jimenez, Administrative Assistant II

Receives all office communications and documents;  Manages the administrative files, vouchers and Docutrak of vouchers

Gina Rose L. Chan, Publication Production Chief I

Temporarily performing training and extension specialist tasks 

Responsible for management, coordination and facilitation of online and non-online matters related to the GAD Plan and Budget and GAD Accomplishment Report of the UP System including: Online submission of GAD Plan and Budget and GAD Accomplishment Report and other related documents to concerned offices like the Philippine Commission on Women’s mandated GAD Mainstreaming and Monitoring System, UP System Budget Office; Assists the System Budget Office in coordinating, facilitating and encoding submission of the GAD Plan and Budget and GAD Accomplishment Report at UP System

Laniza R. Lacsamana, University Extension Specialist I

Organizes training-seminars, workshops, lectures, RTDs and other activities by the Center; Assists in designing programs and the preparation of training materials; Coordinates the meetings and partnership projects with GOs, NGOs, private agencies, and other external clients; Attends to the requirements of training programs, seminars, workshops, and conferences; Organizes, coordinates, and manages the ICT promotion of the GAD programs and activities; Coordinates, prepares kits, and provides secretariat support to system-wide and campus meetings, workshops, and trainings

Adrienne Sheryl Rose L. Maguddayao, University Researcher I

Acts as secretariat for the Review of Women’s Studies, Pananaw magazine, and other UPCWGS publications (includes sending out call for papers, processing of submitted articles, coordinating with contributors and reviewers, meeting with editors, and coordinating with layout artists and printing press staff); In charge of the maintenance of the Review of Women’s Studies journal section in the UP Diliman OVCRD website (includes digitization and uploading of the journal to the website); Serves as focal person for the publication arm of the Research and Publication program (includes answering queries regarding publication matters); Writes articles for the various publications of the Center; Assists in the preparation, conduct, and documentation of meetings/lectures/ seminars/conferences

Rodolfo B. Gabriel, Administrative Aide III

Responsible for the delivery and monitoring and follow-up of official documents inside and outside UP Campus; Responsible for monitoring use of UCWS equipment and schedule for repair;  Acts as supply officer

Alejandro D.S. Sustituido, Administrative Aide IV (Driver)

Serves as driver for the officers and staff of the Center for official trips and business;   Is responsible for the maintenance (cleaning, check-up, etc.) and service of the official vehicle and preparation of the monthly report of vehicle consumption of gas, submission of trip tickets and official receipts

[as of 10-03-17]

List of Past Directors

Judy M. Taguiwalo, Ph.D.  (2014-2015)

Sylvia E. Claudio, M.D., Ph.D. (2008-2014)

Carolyn I. Sobritchea, Ph.D. (2000-2007)

Sylvia H. Guerrero, Ph.D. (1989-1999)

List of Past Deputy Directors

Deputy Director for Research and Publication

Eric Julian D. Manalastas  (2011-2014)

Odine Maria M. de Guzman, Ph.D. (2005-2011)

Proserpina D. Tapales, Ph.D. (2002-2005)

Albina P. Fernandez, Ph.D. (1997-2002)

Thelma B. Kintanar, Ph.D. (1989-1997)

Deputy Director for Training and Outreach

Bernadette V. Neri (2016-2017)

Yolanda G. Ealdama (2014-2015)

Maria Theresa U. Batangan, Ph.D. (2008-2014)

Sylvia E. Claudio, M.D., Ph.D. (2007)

Maria Theresa U. Batangan, Ph.D. (2004-2006)

Rosario S. del Rosario, Ph.D. (2001-2004)

Emmeline L. Verzosa (2000-2001)

Carolyn I. Sobritchea, Ph.D. (1991-1999)

Proserpina D. Tapales, Ph.D. (1989-1991)