Institute for Governance and Rural Development (IGRD)
Institute for Governance and Rural Development (IGRD)
The Institute for Governance and Rural Development (IGRD) handles academic programs that deal with the discourse on rural development studies, community development, extension and agricultural education, development management and governance, and policy studies using integrative and transdisciplinary approaches. Using the core principles of sound governance, IGRD academic programs explore what good governance means in different rural development contexts, not only in the Philippines but also in the Asia Pacific region. Students are encouraged to link the conceptual and theoretical principles of rural development studies and governance to the world of everyday practice. IGRD aims to build capacities of leaders in local governments, communities, business and public organizations.

The IGRD aims to:

  1. Design relevant and responsive academic programs and courses;
  2. Ensure quality of program and course offerings through regular program review and evaluation;
  3. Link with the Graduate School serving as the clearing house of all documents pertinent to graduate programs;
  4. Look into the academic welfare of its students from admission to graduation;
  5. Assist students in sourcing possible study grants and scholarship support;
  6. Perform as an office for alumni relations; and
  7. Perform various administrative functions to support the efficient discharge of the instruction function.

Faculty

BACONGUIS, ROWENA DT.

Professor 12 and Dean

PhD Extension Education
Email: rdbaconguis@up.edu.ph

SERRANO, EVELIE P.

Associate Professor 4 and
Director, IGRD

PhD Extension Education
Email: epserrano2@up.edu.ph

ALINSUNURIN, MARIA KRISTINA G.

Assistant Professor 5

PhD International Development
Email: mgalinsunurin@up.edu.ph

AMIT, MAYO GRACE C.

Assistant Professor 5

MS Development Planning
Email: mcamit@up.edu.ph

ARCENAS, AGUSTIN L.

Associate Professor 6

PhD Agricultural Economics
Email: alarcenas@econ.upd.edu.ph

ATIENZA, VELLA A.

Associate Professor 7

PhD Asia Pacific Studies
Email: vaatienza@up.edu.ph

BELLO, ROLANDO T.

Associate Professor 6 and
Vice Chancellor for Administration, UPLB

MS Agricultural Economics
Email: rtbello@up.edu.ph

BRILLO, BING BALTAZAR C.

Professor 4

PhD Development Studies
Email: bcbrillo@up.edu.ph

CARADA, MIRIAM CARYL DL.

Assistant Professor 5

PhD Global Society Studies
Email: mdcarada@up.edu.ph

CORTES, DAMCELLE T.

Assistant Professor 7

Master in Public Administration
Email: dtcortes@up.edu.ph

DAVID, MYRA E.

Associate Professor 3

PhD Extension Education
Email: medavid1@up.edu.ph

DE LOS SANTOS, SAMANTHA GERALDINE G.

Assistant Professor 1

MA Sociology
Email: sgdelossantos@up.edu.ph

GUMASING, RHEA L.

Associate Professor 2

Doctor of Management
Email: rlgumasing@up.edu.ph

LAPITAN, AILEEN V.

Assistant Professor 7

PhD Public Policy
Email: avlapitan1@up.edu.ph

MALABAYABAS, MARIA LUZ L.

Assistant Professor 3

PhD Business Administration
Email: mlmalabayabas1@up.edu.ph

MAQUITO, FERDINAND C.

Assistant Professor 7

PhD Economics
Email: fcmaquito@up.edu.ph

MERCADO, JUAN ALBERTO B.

Assistant Professor 1

Master of Business Administration
Email: jbmercado1@up.edu.ph

ORTEGA-DELA CRUZ, RUTH A.

Associate Professor 6

PhD Agricultural Education
Email: raortegadelacruz@up.edu.ph

PEREZ, JOHN ERINORIO M.

Associate Professor 5

PhD Community Development
Email: jmperez3@up.edu.ph

QUERIJERO, NELSON JOSE VINCENT B.

Professor 10 and Director,
UPLB Gender Center

MM Rural Development Management
Email: nbquerijero1@up.edu.ph

QUIMBO, MARIA ANA T.

Professor 12

PhD Education
Email: mtquimbo@up.edu.ph

QUIÑONES, EPHRAIM C.

Assistant Professor 7

Master in Public Affairs
Email: ecquinones@up.edu.ph

REYES, JAINE C.

Professor 3

Doctor of Public Administration
Email: jaine.reyes@up.edu.ph

WALET, MONICA H.

Assistant Professor 4

PhD Psychology
Email: mhwalet@up.edu.ph

Professor Emeritus

ROLA, AGNES C.

PhD Agricultural Economics
Email: acrola@up.edu.ph

Administrative Support Services

DIMAPILIS, AIRISH N.

Administrative Officer IV
(Detailed at the Office of the Chancellor)

PADUA, JONNEL S.

Administrative Assistant II

TAMIS, EDILEEN ANNE E.

Administrative Assistant II

MAAS, VICTOR A.

Administrative Aide V

MICOSA, YOLANDA B.

Administrative Aide III

INSTITUTE FOR GOVERNANCE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

COLLEGE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND DEVELOPMENT
University of the Philippines Los Baños
College, Los Baños, Laguna 4031 Philippines