Prof. Judy M. Taguiwalo, Ph.D.*

November 24, 2008

While the official results of the second and final round of nomination for the 2009-2010 UP Faculty Regent have not yet been released, results of our monitoring of the canvassing in the seven constituent universities (CUs) indicate that I have won in all CUs and have more than 600 votes margin over the number of votes of my nearest co-nominee.

Thank you for making my victory possible. This victory validates my proposition that the UP Faculty Regent's main role is to advance the rights and welfare of the faculty in the highest policy making body of the University and that she should be accountable to the faculty.

I have had the chance to dialogue with many of you in my visits to several units in Diliman, Los Baños, Manila, Baguio, Open U and Iloilo and through email communications with colleagues in Cebu, Tacloban and Mindanao in the days prior to the second round of nomination. I have taken note of the particular concerns you raised in relation to the plans contained in my vision paper and the new concerns you want me to look into. Among these are:

1. Enabling conditions for our young faculty to complete the Requirements for tenure and the need for transparency in the process;

2. Review of promotion standards and processes currently in use especially in UP Los Baños;

3. Salary increases, means of reducing income tax obligations, and expansion of non-wage benefits including provision for additional health insurance, expansion of definition of dependents for study privilege and expansion of subsidized housing;

4. Proposals related to the Faculty Regent selection process ;

5. More efficient information dissemination of university decisions related to faculty rights and welfare and increased participation of ordinary faculty members in governance; and

6. Strengthening of gender/women's studies and offices in the university.

Rest assured that I will do my utmost to address these concerns and other concerns that may emerge in the future. I will need your support and participation in the various initiatives that the Office of the Faculty Regent will make in the coming two years.

I will continue the dialogue with you, as your representative in the Board of Regents, through visits to the various campuses, through email and through other means of communication. The Office of the Faculty Regent, located in the basement of Vinzons Hall, UP Diliman, will continue to be open to you.

Muli, maraming, maraming salamat.

*Department of Women and Development Studies

College of Social Work and Community Development

University of the Philippines, Diliman


In particular, I hope to accomplish the following:

1. To contribute to ongoing efforts at assessing and revising current university policies and practices on recruitment, renewal, tenure and promotion of faculty so as to ensure that the scholarly requirements are balanced with enabling conditions for faculty development and that provisions for transparency in the processes involved are in place.

2. To initiate the review of existing rules on the process of FR selection based on past experiences and to make proposals to the university councils for the necessary amendments.

3. To continue to advocate for the democratization in the governance of the university by working for the setting up of a mechanism to operationalize Section 3, (h) of the UP Charter: “...promote the holding of fora for students, faculty, research, extension and professional staff (REPS), staff and alumni to discuss non-academic issues affecting the University.”

4. To support policy proposals and initiatives that will enhance the promotion of women and gender studies and the adoption of more-gender responsive policies in the university.

5. To work closely with university organizations advocating for the payment of back Cola of qualified UP personnel.

6. To work closely with the Staff Regent to advocate for higher compensation and additional benefits of faculty, REPS and non-academic personnel and to promote the democratic participation of UP personnel in the formulation of policies that concern our terms and conditions of work and in the governance of the university.

7. To advocate for a University that is more responsive to national issues, supports science and technology for national industrialization and development ; and that advances Filipino cultural identity especially under conditions of domestic and global crises.

Go Out and Vote! :)

Bio data

Associate Professor
Department of Women and Development Studies
College of Social Work and Community Development
University of the Philippines, Diliman

No. of years in service as faculty in UP: 17 years (including three years as lecturer)

Ph.D. Philippine Studies, CSSP, UP Diliman
M.A. in Public Administration, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
B.S. in Social Work (cum laude) UP Diliman



Chair, UP Diliman University Council Committee on Faculty Development, Conduct and Welfare (January 2004 to present)
• The committee successfully worked for amending the BOR- approved policy for UP Diliman on up or out for Instructors and in or out for temporary Assistant and Associate Professors which removed the original lifetime ban on rehiring of those who were not able to complete the requirements for promotion to Assistant Professor (for Instructors) or for tenure (for Assistant
Professors and Associate Professors).

• The committee is at present undertaking the compilation of specific guidelines for tenure of the various units to look into the criterion of collegiality. It is also studying the options for additional health insurance for faculty.

Member, UP Diliman University Council Committee on University Governance (January 2008 to January 2010)
• Helped formulate initial proposals on clarification of the relations between the University Council and the Board of Regents contained in the committee report to the UC last July 2008.

Member, UP Diliman University Council Committee on National Programs and Policies (January 2001 to January 2004)


Coordinator, Women and Development Program (1999-2000)

Chair, Department of Women and Development Studies (2000-2002)
• Helped brought to a successful conclusion our six -year efforts to transform the program into a department.

Director, Research and Extension for Development Office (REDO) (June 2004-May 2006)
• Transformed the CSWCD Development Journal into a refereed one.

Founding National President and Current National Vice President for Faculty, All UP Academic Employees Union
• The union of the rank-and-file faculty and REPS of UP has actively worked for the welfare of the academic staff. Among the gains were the P20,000 centennial bonus, the release of the much-delayed 10% salary increase for UP employees and the grant of the P1,500 rice subsidy; among others.

Chair, Negotiating Panel, All-UP Academic Employees Union
• Heads the ongoing negotiations with the UP Administration for a collective negotiation agreement for rank-and-file faculty and REPS.

Convenor, UP-Wide Democratization Movement 2 (UP Widem 2)
• Actively lobbied Congress and the Senate for the democratization of UP governance and for safeguards against commercialization and corporatization of UP.

Convenor, Tigil-Paslang-UP (July 2006 to present)
• The response of concerned constituents of UP to the spate of killings, abductions, torture, illegal arests under Arroyo’s Oplan Bantay Laya.


Chair, Women’s Committee of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers and as such sits in the South-east Asian Women’s Committee of Education International, Asia-Pacific

Member, Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD), a regional women’s NGO with consultative status with the UN ECOSOC

Member, International Association for Community Development

Member, Women’s Studies Association in the Philippines

Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Ibon Foundation

Former Executive Director, Center for Women’s Resources (CWR)

Former Chair, Board of Directors, Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER)


“Ang Kababaihang Maykaya, Ang Pakikibaka para sa Karapatang Bumoto at Ang Pagtaguyod sa Kababaihang Manggagawa” in UP-CSWCD Development Journal. 2007.

“Globalization and Women: A Discussion Guide for Trainors,” a publication of the Task Force Rural and Indigenous Women of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) for use of its member organizations in the region. 2006

Co-writer, “Women and Food Sovereignty Kit,” a publication of the Task Force Women and Environment of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) for use of its member organizations in the region. 2006.

Editor, Intensifying Working Women’s Burdens: The Impact of Globalization on Women Labor in Asia, Asia Pacific Research Network, December 2005.

Book Review “Turning Failures into Successes”, A Review of Eve Weinbaum’s To Move a Mountain: Fighting the Global Economy in Appalachia. “Radical Teacher,” 2005.

“Rural Community and Women” in 2005 Gwang-Ju Asian Women’s Conference for Peace, October 25-27, 2005, Gwang-Ju Korea, Sponsored by Gwang-ju Council of Women, Gwang-Ju Women's Associations United, Korea Foundation for Women, Gwang-Ju Network, Gwang-Ju YWCA, Institute for Gender Studies, Chonnan National University.

“Markado at Militante: Ang Papel ng Kababaihang Anak-Pawis sa Dalawang Pakikibaka sa Panahon ng mga Amerikano”, CSWCD Development Journal, 2004.

“Understanding Globalisation and its Impact on Indigenous Women,” in Proceedings of the Workshop on Indigenous Women, Chiangrai, Thailand, October 25, 2002 published in Proceedings of the Workshop, February 2004.

“Women in Especially Difficult Circumstances” for the Philippine Encyclopedia of Social Work, 2000, Megabooks Co. and National Association of Social Work Education, p. 323- 335.

“Ang Hanggahan at Pagkakahon sa Mahihirap na Kababaihan ng Primaryang Edukasyon sa Panahon ng Kolonyal ng Paghahari ng U.S. sa Pilipinas. Philippine Social Science Review, Special Issue, 1999.

“Militant and Nationalist Organizers: The Women in the 1906 Issues of Muling Pagsilang” in Review of Women’s Studies (Women Take Back History), Volume 8, No. 2., July-December 1998. U.P. Center for Women’s Studies.

“Women and the Economy or the Limits of Gender Mainstreaming or Gender Sensitization” in the Proceedings of the U.P. Faculty Conference, May 25, 1998.

“Filipino Women and Globalization: Three Responses” ,UP CSWCD Journal, October-December 1998 issue.

“Dalawang Mukha ng Pakikibaka ng Kababaihang Pilipino sa Panahon ng Kolonyal na Paghahari ng Amerikano,” Diliman Review, Vol. 45, Nos. 2-3, 1997.


Keynote Speaker: “Women in Southeast Asia: Status, Gains and Challenges.” Keynote Presentation to the Asian Women’s Conference entitled “Womanhood: Needs, Rights, Development and Cultural Diversity in Asia,” Ateneo de Davao University-Conference Room and Grand Menseng Hotel, Jacinto St., Davao City, Phillippines, March 28-30, 2008.

Plenary Speaker: "Community Development in the Philippines: Diversity and Challenges,” International Association of Community Development (IACD) Conference, City University of Hongkong, June 25-27, 2007.

Plenary Speaker: “The Women of the First Quarter Storm of 1970: Women Fully Engaged in the Making of History”. Paper Presented to the International Conference for Filipino Youth, Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the First Quarter Storm, Vancouver, Canada, November
25-27, 2005.

Plenary Speaker: “Women’s Liberation and Militarism”. Paper Presented to the Rural Women’s Liberation Workshop sponsored by the Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific, Penang, Malaysia October 13-15, 2005.

CSWCD Sertipiko ng Pagkilala Bilang Natatanging Guro na Nagkamit ng Pinakamataas na Antas sa Student Evaluation for Teachers (SET) sa Departamento ng Aralin sa Kababaihan at Kaunlaran mula unang semester, 2004-2005 hanggang ikalawang semester, 2006-2007. February 2008

CSWCD “Sertipiko ng Pagkilala sa Natatanging Kontribusyon sa Gawaing Ekstensyon, February 2008.

Democratization of Governance

Thank you for nominating me

November 6, 2008

Dear colleagues:

Thank you for nominating me for the position of 2009-2010 UP Faculty Regent. It is because of your support and trust that I topped the first round of nomination.

We are now entering the second and final round of selection where we will be casting our final votes for the next Faculty Regent. It is thus that I once again appeal to you for your trust and support, to go out and vote for me on November 18-19 (Tuesday and Wednesday), in your academic units in U.P. Diliman.

Please find herewith my bio data and my paper that outlines my views on the role of the 2009-2010 Faculty Regent. Let us all work towards advancing faculty rights and welfare and making the Office of the Faculty Regent accountable to UP faculty.

Thank you very much!


Associate Professor
Department of Women and Development Studies

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