Department of Social Sciences (DSS)


A leading exemplar of academic professionals committed to promoting a nationalist, democratic, scientific, and health-oriented education in the social sciences.


  • To provide the highest standards of academic instruction and innovative teaching methods in the field of the social sciences;
  • To produce outstanding social scientists who will serve as paragons in advancing the interest of the Filipino people while upholding the values of freedom, social justice, and international humanitarianism;
  • To conduct inter-disciplinary collaboration and relevant studies in the social sciences which address various concerns and problems of the Philippine society and the globalized world.

Programs Offered

  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (Area Studies)
    • The program is a multi- and trans-disciplinary program that studies specific geographical and cultural areas, in particular the Philippines and Asia, utilizing the different social science disciplines of history, politics, economics, geography, anthropology, and sociology. The program prepares the students for careers in teaching, research, policy studies, advocacy works, and employment in NGOs, government and private offices, and in the civil society sector.
    • It is also very good preparation for law school and graduate studies in any field of the social sciences. With its extensive social science preparation and basic knowledge of a non-English foreign language, the degree also serves as excellent preparation for a career in the diplomatic service or in a multi-cultural work environment.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
    • The program is multidisciplinary and covers the traditional study of politics, emerging issues on health social sciences, Islamic and other religious movements, peace and conflict resolution, human rights, gender studies, sustainable development and the organizing, ethics to people’s diplomacy, from the static approach to the civil society approach. The program offers opportunities in law, teaching, research, advocacy, and foreign service and international affairs.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies
    • The program is a multi-disciplinal social science program, combining economics, political science, and cultural studies. The graduates of Development Studies easily find careers in the undertaking and supervision of socio-economics projects both in the local and international sciences, in government institutions, in the foreign service, non-government organization, and in the academe.
    • The course also offers opportunities in business, particularly in the fields of economic and financial analysis and managerial work. It could also serve as a preparatory course for taking up law studies.


Doroteo C Abaya Jr, MA

Senior Lecturer 1

Southeast Asia Politics, Political Theory

Lourdes E Abadingo, DPA

Professorial Lecturer  5

Public & Development Administration, Human Resource Development, Political Science

Julian V Advincula Jr, MA

Assistant Professor 5

Political Science, Military Politics, US Government and Politics

Michael Franz T Ang, MA

Senior Lecturer 1

Philippine and Asian History

Chester Antonino C Arcilla, PhD

Associate Professor 6

Housing, Urban Political Economy, Subaltern Studies

Karol Sarah P Baguilat, LIB

Senior  Lecturer 1

Labor Law

Clarinda L Berja, MA

Assistant Professor 7

Social Research Methods, Public Policy and Social Development

Celestina P Boncan, PhD

Professor 10


Alvin D Campomanes

Lecturer 2


Aleli M Caraan

Lecturer 2

Ethics, Speculative Thought

Elizabeth M Cardenas, LIB

Senior Lecturer 3

Financial and Management Accounting, Cooperatives Management

Sharon A Caringal, MMPM

Assistant Professor 7

Philippine and Asian History

Bernardo N Caslib Jr, PhD

Assistant Professor 1

Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Education

Fatima A Castillo, MA

Professorial Lecturer 5

Gender and Health Social Science

Regina Gabriela S Decangchon

Lecturer 1

Gender, Development, and Monetary Economics

Arnulfo N Esguerra, MA

Senior Lecturer 1

History, Archeology

Joarlyn M Espiritu, MENRM

Senior Lecturer 1

International Development, Foreign Relations

Beatrice A Fernandez

Instructor 4

Philippine Government and Politics

Nathan Mishael O Go, MA

Assistant Professor 1

Deliberative  Democracy, Philippine Politics, Identity in Politics, Populism

Alvin R Harilla, DBA

Senior Lecturer 3

Business & Engineering Management, Statistics for Social Sciences, Production & Operations Management

Reynaldo H Imperial, PhD

Professorial Lecturer 5

Philippine Studies, Anthropology

Mary Dorothy DL Jose, PhD

Associate Professor 3

Women Studies, Philippine Studies

Bernard Leo M Karganilla, MPA

Associate Professor 7

Philippine and Asian History, Public Administration

Kathleen Faye A Lagasca

Lecturer 2

Research Methodologies, Demography

Jose Mari H Lanuza,  MPS

Assistant Professor 4

Election and Political Communication, Disinformation, Politics of Media, Philippine Politics

Ruth Shane E Legaspi, MBA

Assistant Professor 4

Development Studies, Business Administration

Rommel F Linatoc, PhD

Assistant Professor 7

Media and Development Studies, Theology, Community Development

Jaconiah Shelumiel T Manalaysay, MA

Senior Lecturer 1

International Relations, Health Policy,, Medical Sociology, Popular Culture

Allan Joseph F Mesina, MEMD

Assistant Professor 7

Environmental Management, Urban & Regional Planning

Arthur M Navarro

Assistant Professor 1

Area Studies, History, Health Research Ethics

Emmanuel M Olores, JD MA

Senior Lecturer 2

Ethics, Classical Logic

Jenny Marie J Ong

Lecturer 2


Jerome A Ong, MA

Assistant Professor 7

Philippine History, Philippine Studies

Antonio Roque W Paderanga, MBA

Professorial Lecturer 1

Business Administration, Financial Management, Introductory Economics

Kevili Venz M Paneda

Lecturer 2

Philippine & Asian History, Economic History, Business Management

Jose Mikhail F Perez, MIS

Assistant Professor 1

Philippine Politics and Government, Southeast Asian studies, International relations, Peace and Conflict Studies

John N Ponsaran, DComm

Assistant Professor 7

Development Studies, Public Management, Communication for Development

Carl Marc L Ramota, MA

Assistant Professor 7

Global Politics, Social Movements, Public Administration

Wensley M Reyes, PhD

Associate Professor 1

Local History, Rizal Studies, Philippine History

Ma Paula G Sioco, PhD

Associate Professor 7

Philosophy, Ethics, Bioethics, Philosophy of language, Logic

Ma Josephine Therese Emily G Teves, PhD

Assistant Professor 7

International Development Studies, International Project Management, Public Policy

Manuel H Torres, MBA

Professorial Lecturer 1

General Corporate, Marketing and Operations Management, Research Methods

Reginald S Vallejos, MPA

Assistant Professor 6

Participatory Governance, Community Development

Gerome M Vedeja, MEcon

Senior Lecturer 1


Ignatius H Vinzons, MA

Assistant Professor 7