Administration

Organizational Structure and Functions

Under the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA), a director and two deputy directors administer the day-to-day operations of the Center.

As a system office, its tasks are the coordination of efforts of the University of the Philippines (UP) constituent universities to mainstream gender in the University as a strategy for implementing the Magna Carta of Women (MCW); the implementation of the UP Gender Guidelines and the anti-sexual harassment policy, and; the development of the University’s gender and development (GAD) plans and programs, especially as these relate to the utilization of the GAD budget.

As a university research center, the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) leads in the conduct and promotion of cutting-edge research on gender and women’s studies in the Philippines. It supports the University’s teaching and non-teaching personnel in training programs and activities that enhance skills and consciousness-raising toward a more humane, just, and gender-fair Filipino community.

Current Officials

Nathalie Lourdes A. Verceles, DSD

Director


Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran, PhD

Deputy Director for Research and Publication


Excelsa C. Tongson, DSD

Deputy Director for Training and Outreach


Staff

Neilda S. Jimenez

Administrative Assistant II


Gina Rose L. Chan

Publication Production Chief I


Laniza R. Lacsamana

University Extension Specialist I


Adrienne Sheryl Rose L. Maguddayao

University Researcher I


Jasmine Agnes T. Cruz

University Research Associate I


Past Directors

Odine Maria M. de Guzman, PhD (2015-2018)

Judy M. Taguiwalo, PhD (2014-2015)

Sylvia E. Claudio, MD, PhD (2008-2014)

Carolyn I. Sobritchea, PhD (2000-2007)

Sylvia H. Guerrero, PhD (1989-1999)


Past Deputy Directors

Deputy Director for Research and Publication

Marie Aubrey J. Villaceran, PhD (2017)

Eric Julian D. Manalastas (2011-2014)

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

Proserpina D. Tapales, PhD (2002-2005)

Albina P. Fernandez, PhD (1997-2002)

Thelma B. Kintanar, PhD (1989-1997)

Deputy Director for Training and Outreach

Bernadette V. Neri (2016-2017)

Yolanda G. Ealdama (2014-2015)

Maria Theresa U. Batangan, PhD (2008-2014)

Sylvia E. Claudio, MD, PhD (2007)

Maria Theresa U. Batangan, PhD (2004-2006)

Rosario S. del Rosario, PhD (2001-2004)

Emmeline L. Verzosa (2000-2001)

Carolyn I. Sobritchea, PhD (1991-1999)

Proserpina D. Tapales, PhD (1989-1991)

[Updated: 3 January 2022]