Karen Connie Abalos-Orendain, PhD
Specialization and Research Interests: Political Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy, Japanese Philosophy, Cosmopolitanism and Universal Norms, Migration Issues
Jerwin F. Agpaoa, MA
Jerwin F. Agpaoa, MA, Assistant Professor
Romulo T. Bañares, Jr., MA
Romulo T. Bañares, Jr., MA, Assistant Professor
John Ian Boongaling, PhD
John Ian Boongaling, PhD, Associate Professor
Specialization and Research Interests: Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, and Mathematical Logic
Symel Noelin S. de Guzman
Ingrid Mae H. De Jesus
Enrique Benjamin R. Fernando III, MA
Enrique Benjamin R. Fernando III, MA, Assistant Professor
Specialization and Research Interests: Philosophy of Law, Political Philosophy, Ethical Theory, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, The History of Analytic Philosophy
Gerald Pio M. Franco, MA
Earl Stanley B. Fronda, PhD
Lily Beth C. Lumagbas, PhD
Arlyn P. Macapinlac, MA
Renato B. Manaloto, MA
Leander P. Marquez, MA, MA Ed
Lumberto Guce Mendoza, PhD
Lumberto Guce Mendoza, PhD, Associate Professor
Specialization and Research Interests: Philosophy of Language, Wittgenstein and Eastern Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy for Children, Logic and critical thinking as Gestalt, Science, Technology and Society, Research Ethics
He is currently an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Before getting his tenure in UP Diliman, he had an extensive experience in teaching various ethics and philosophy courses at UP Manila (2005-2008) and UP Los Banos (2002-2003). He took his PhD in Philosophy in Norway at the University of Bergen and his MA and BA Philosophy degrees at UP Diliman. Prior to his studies abroad, he was able to secure several grants for international paper presentations. Two of them came from the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED). His various engagements from 2011-2015 included being: a CHED Technical Reviewer on Philosophy, a trainer for Ayala Foundation’s Center of Excellence in Public Education, a resource person in a couple of UNESCO World Philosophy Day Celebrations, and a training consultant on various critical thinking skills program for public schools transitioning to the K-12 program. His PhD Research in the University of Bergen focused on an exegetical debate on Ludwig Wittgenstein’s later work Philosophical Investigations. That work involved conflicting interpretations on what it means to do philosophy as it uses language to overcome the limits of human thought. He discovered that this approach involves a return to a form of Socratic dialogue where the concern for logic becomes interconnected with ethics. Now that he has resumed his academic duties in UP Diliman, he is engaged in various projects and activities that relate to context sensitivity in ethics and logical reasoning. This includes membership in research ethics committees, writing a module on informed consent, teaching graduate seminars on philosophy of education and the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, researching on the ethics of mindfulness and vegetarianism, and investigating the nature of philosophical discussions in an online setting.
- On the possibility of resolute transcendentalism in the later Wittgenstein, University of Bergen Press (2019)
- Mixed views on Radical Life Extension (2015)
- Wittgensteinian method of language-games and the bystander effect (2014)
Ma. Liza Ruth A. Ocampo, PhD
Maria Theresa T. Payongayong, PhD
Miguel Elvir R. Quitain
Ciriaco M. Sayson, Jr., PhD
Ciriaco M. Sayson, Jr., PhD , Associate Professor
Rubicon R. Soberano, MA
Peter A. Sy, MA
Isidro Manuel C. Valero, MA
Jeanette L. Yasol-Naval, PhD
Marielle Antoinette H. Zosa, MA
Luis S. David, SJ, PhD
Leonardo De Castro, PhD (Swansea)
Leonardo De Castro, PhD (Swansea), Professorial Lecturer
Specialization and Research Interests: Biomedical Ethics, Ethical Theory, Applied Ethics, Ethics Teaching, Research Ethics, Philosophy of Medicine, Bioethics with Children, Migration Ethics
He previously served as Department Chair and Centennial Professor at the UP Department of Philosophy. He was Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore and Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Bioethics Review. He chairs the Philippine Health Research Ethics Board, the national body that sets policies and regulates research ethics committees in the country. He sits on the National Ethics Committee. He has served on the National Bioethics Advisory Committee and the National Transplant Ethics Committee. He has been President of the Asian Bioethics Association, Vice-Chair of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee, Vice-Chair of the Forum for Ethics Review Committees in Asia and the Pacific, and a Bioethics Consultant to the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the European Union and the European Commission. His research interests include research ethics, responsible conduct of research, bioethics teaching, organ transplantation, healthcare worker migration and resource allocation.
- De Castro-Hamoy, L, de Castro, LD. Age matters but it should not be used to discriminate against the elderly in allocating scarce resources in the context of COVID-19. Asian Bioethics Review 2020; https://doi.org/10.1007/s41649-020-00130-6
- “Ethics Education Needs More than the Four Principles: Bioethics Discourse in a Community of Inquiry” (With Isidro Valero) ten Have H. (eds) Global Education in Bioethics. Advancing Global Bioethics, vol 10. Springer International Publishing, 15 June 2018. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-78984-2_5
- " Ethics in Migration and Global Health Delivery: Issues of Justice and Integrity” (With Peter A. Sy) Asia Pacific Journal of Health Law & Ethics Vol.10 No.2/ 2017. 29-50 http://www.eible-journal.org/index.php/APHLE/article/view/45/2
- “Sharing Organs for Transplantation: Altruism as Kagandahang Loob” Erik Malmqvist and Kristin Zeiler, eds. Bodily Exchanges, Bioethics and Border Crossing. London: Routledge, 2016. 70-86. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781315717760/chapters/10.4324/9781315717760-14
- Cross-Cultural Dimensions of Research Ethics. (with Peter Sy and Nur Izzati Binte Soonan). James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 20. Oxford: Elsevier. pp.508–513. ISBN: 9780080970868. Elsevier Ltd., 2015. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780080970868110219
- “Medical Tourism” (with Peter Sy and Jaryl Gan) Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics. Springer Science+Business Media. Dordrecht 2015. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05544-2_282-1
- “Bioethics Education in Resource-Challenged Countries” (with Toledano, Sarah Jane) Henk A.M.J. ten Have, ed. Bioethics Education in a Global Perspective: Challenges in global bioethics. Dordrecht: Springer, 2015. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-94-017-9232-5_12
- "Governance of Biomedical Research in Singapore and the Challenge of Conflicts of Interest" (with Ho, C. and Campbell, A.V.) Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 23, no. 3: 288-296. (2014) https://doi.org/10.1017/S0963180113000893
- "Organ donation in the Philippines: should the dead do more?" Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, XI, no. 3 (2014) 143-150. https://doi.org/10.20529/ijme.2014.039
- "The Paradigm of Living, Related Donation: Stretched, Strained and Abused?" Akira Akabayashi, ed. The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. https://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.001.0001/acprof-9780199682676-chapter-62
- "Organ donation and social amelioration: a two-pronged approach to organ trafficking" (with Peter Sy). Akira Akabayashi, ed. The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. https://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.001.0001/acprof-9780199682676-chapter-57
- “Philippines” (with Sarah Jane Toledano) in H.A.M.J. ten Have, B. Gordijn (eds.), Compendium and Atlas of Global Bioethics, 1391-1416 (Springer). https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-94-007-2512-6_44
- "The Declaration of Istanbul in the Philippines: Success with Foreigners but a Continuing Challenge for Local Transplant Tourism" Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 16, no. 4 (2013) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11019-013-9474-4
- “Payment of Research Subjects” (with Teoh Chin Leong) in Ruth Chadwick, ed. The Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, 2nd Ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2011. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123739322000570
- “Poverty and Indigenous Peoples” (with Peter A. Sy and Teoh Chin Leong) in Ruth Chadwick, Henk Ten Have and Eric Meslin, eds. The Sage Handbook of Heath Care Ethics. London: Sage Publications, Ltd., 2011. https://books.google.com.ph/books?id=lUITcsvdz-UC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
- “Beyond Informed Consent: A Model of Collective Guardianship for Ethical Genetic Research” (with Teoh Chin Leong) in Soraj Hongladarom, ed. Genomics and Bioethics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Technologies and Advancements. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global, 2010. https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/beyond-informed-consent/47295
- "The Ethics of Organ Transplantation: Shortages and Strategies." Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore. April 2009, Vol.38. No. 4. pp. 359-364. (3 authors) http://www.annals.edu.sg/pdf/38VolNo4Apr2009/V38N4p359.pdf
- “Pagamento a participantes de pesquisa / Payment for research participants” in Recis: Electronic Journal of Communication, Information and Innovation in Health, Supplement, Vol. 2 - Research Ethics. Available: http://www.reciis.cict.fiocruz.br/index.php/reciis/article/view/209
- “Organ trafficking and transplant tourism and commercialism: the Declaration of Istanbul” (co-authored as part of the Steering Committee of the Istanbul Summit) in Lancet. 2008 Jul 5;372(9632):5-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(08)60967-8
- “Human organs from prisoners: Kidneys-for-life,” Journal of Medical Ethics, 29 (2003). http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.29.3.171
- “Commodification and exploitation: Arguments in favour of compensated organ donation,” Journal of Medical Ethics, 29 (2003). http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.29.3.142
Agerico M. De Villa, MA
Agerico Montecillo De Villa, MA, Senior Lecturer
Specialization/Research Interests: Mathematical Logic, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence and Memetics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Sport
- Has taught for 35 years at UP Diliman Philosophy Department.
- Has been a lecturer at the UP Diliman College of Science and College of Human Kinetics.
- Has been a lecturer at the Claret Seminary and the Philippine Women’s University.
- Has authored two books for Katha Publications and a book for UP Press.
- Has been a member of the DENR-EMB Environmental Impact Assessment Review Committee from 1991 to 2020.
- Presently board of directors member of Tayabas Western Academy.
- Presently president of Batangas Eastern Colleges.
- Presently chairman of ICT start-up company Bridge360, Inc.
Francis Julius N. Evangelista, PhD
Zosimo E. Lee, PhD
Perseville Umali Mendoza, PhD
Perseville Umali Mendoza, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer
Specialization/Research interests: Filipino philosophy, Philosophy of Art, Ethics, Philosophy of Sport, Martial Arts philosophy, Critical Learning
PERSEVILLE MENDOZA earned his PhD, Master of Arts, and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of the Philippines where he taught philosophy since 2000. His PhD dissertation explored Filipino philosophy in the Filipino Martial Arts, stemming from his background in both philosophy and the martial arts. He later completed a Master of Professional Practice from Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand, researching the relationship between critical learning and problem-solving. His last publication is a co-authored article that explored the concept of professional conversation as a method of experiential learning and reflective practice. As an academic for the past 20 years, he has taught philosophy from the undergraduate to the postgraduate levels. He was a lecturer and teaching assistant at the AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand, where he handled courses in applied ethics, culture and society.
Undergraduate Coordinator: Asst. Prof. Romulo Bañares, MA
Graduate Coordinator: Asst. Prof. Lily Beth Centeno-Lumagbas, PhD
GE Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Lumberto Mendoza, PhD
Quality Assurance Officer: Assoc. Prof. John Ian Boongaling, PhD
Pablo Navarro, Acting Administrative Officer
Veronica Barcelo, Staff Member