FILOMIN CANDALIZA-GUTIERREZ, Ph.D. is professor at the Department of Sociology at the College of Social Science and Philosophy of the University of the Philippines Diliman. She is currently Vice President for National Associations of the International Sociological Association (ISA). She has serve as former President of the Philippine Sociological Society (PSS), past Vice-Chair of the Philippine Social Science Council, and former the Sociology Department, UP Diliman where she teaches research methods, social deviance, and sociology of crime and punishment.
She authored book chapters on the history of Philippine criminology and has published journal articles on crime, delinquency, and prison society locally and abroad. Following her publications on inmate gangs in Philippine prisons, her current work focuses on masculine organizations such as fraternities and the police professionals, and on the Philippine anti-drug from the perspective of drug offenders and of police operatives.