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(JUL.14)Eight faculty members are now at the helm of the executive offices under the Office of the Chancellor.

Ma. Theresa T. Payongayong, PhD, is Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Adeline A. Pacia for Administration; Gonzalo A. Campoamor II, PhD for Research and Development; Louise Jashil R. Sonido for Student Affairs; Aleli B. Bawagan, PhD for Community Affairs and Raquel B. Florendo, PhD for Planning and Development.

Meanwhile, Prof. Maria Vanessa Lusung-Oyzon, PhD and Prof. Sir Anril P. Tiatco, PhD are University Registrar and Diliman Information Office Director, respectively.


Academic Affairs.  Payongayong’s appointment as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs was approved by the UP Board of Regents at its 1351st Meeting on May 21, 2020. She assumed the post on Apr. 1, and serves at the pleasure of the Chancellor.

A professor at the Department of Philosophy of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), Payongayong has a PhD in Philippine Studies from UP (2011) and an MA and BA in Philosophy, cum laude, both obtained from UP in 1999 and 1990, respectively.

Prior to her appointment, she was University Registrar since 2017 and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at CSSP (2014-2017).

She received the UP Diliman (UPD) Centennial Faculty Grant for the cycles January to December 2018 and January to December 2016.

She is a member of the editorial board of the Diliman Gender Review of the UPD Gender Office and served as project leader for “A Guidebook for Academic Nomenclature of the University of the Philippines Diliman,” Source of Solutions Grant (March 2018 – March 2019). Payongayong is a lifetime member of the Women’s Studies Association of the Philippines (WSAP) and Asosasyon ng mga Dalubhasa, may Hilig at Interes sa Kasaysayan (ADHIKA) and a member of the International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh) and Asian Association of Women’s Studies (AAWS).


Administration.  Pacia’s appointment as Vice Chancellor for Administration began in June 2020.  She also serves at the pleasure of the Chancellor.

An associate professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research of the College of Engineering (COE), she handles senior project courses in Feasibility Studies and Total Systems Design.

A professional industrial engineer, she has a Master in Technology Management from the Technology Management Center at UPD (2010) and a BS in Industrial Engineering from the COE (1986). She obtained her Industrial Engineering certificate in 2008 and has been certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute until January 2023.

Pacia was Director of the Technology Transfer and Business Development Office of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development since January 2018. She was also Deputy Executive Director of the National Engineering Center from August 2010 to December 2016.

Prior to joining the University in 2005, she was Asia-Pacific Education Manager of SAS International, Inc. (2003-2004) and Country Manager for SAS Institute (Phils.), Inc. (1996-2002).


Research and Development. Campoamor’s appointment began in June 2020 and he will serve at the pleasure of the Chancellor.

Ranked Professor 5 at the Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas (DFPP) of the College of Arts and Letters (CAL), Campoamor took post-doctoral studies at the Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan from 2016 to 2017. From the same university, he obtained a PhD in History (2009) where he specialized in wartime intellectual history and philosophy, propaganda studies and political collaboration, and an MA in History (wartime propaganda and ideology) in 2006.

He earned an MA Filipino: Language in 2002 and a BA Philippine Studies degree, magna cum laude, in 1996—both degrees from UP.

He was Director of the OVCRD Research Dissemination Office from July 2014 to May 2020. He also served in the editorial boards of various academic journals either as editor-in-chief, managing editor or associate editor.

His professional affiliations include the Pambansang Samahan sa Wika [National Language Association], where he has been External Vice President since January 2012 and Sanggunian ng mga Unibersidad at Kolehiyo sa Filipino, SANGFIL [University and College Council on Language] where he serves as UP Representative, among others.


Student Affairs.  Sonido’s appointment as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs began on Jul. 1, 2020 and she serves at the pleasure of the Chancellor.

An assistant professor at the CAL-Department of English and Comparative Literature, she was also the deputy director of LIKHAAN: UP Institute of Creative Writing in 2019. Sonido obtained her MA in Media Studies (Film) from the College of Mass Communication at UPD (2019) where she received the Best Thesis Award. She obtained a BA Comparative Literature degree, magna cum laude, from UPD in 2010.

She was Associate Editor of the updated Cultural Center of the Philippines Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, vols. 1-3 from 2013-2016, and returned as Literary Editor for the digital edition in January 2020. While primarily a professor in Philippine Literature in English, she is also a multimedia practitioner involved in a range of interdisciplinary projects, the most recent as audio-visual director of the exhibit “Lupang Hinirang: Mga Kwento ng Pagsasalugar ng UP Diliman” (Feb. 15-Mar. 29, 2019, Bulwagan ng Dangal, UP Diliman); part of the curatorial team for “Scenes Reclaimed: CCP 50 x Cinemalaya 15” (Jul. 23-Sept. 24, 2019, Bulwagang Juan Luna, Cultural Center of the Philippines).

She has delivered papers in local and international conferences and published articles mostly around interdisciplinary themes of literature, visuality, performance, and media ethnography.


Community Affairs.  Bawagan’s appointment as Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs began on Jul. 1, 2020 and she serves at the pleasure of the Chancellor.

A Professor 8 at the Department of Community Development of the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD), Bawagan teaches undergraduate courses on community development, organizing and development, among others. She also supervises students on field work practicum and is currently director of the College’s Doctor of Social Development Program.

The former assistant secretary of the department of social welfare and development (dswd), she has a PhD in Education, Major in Anthropology/Sociology of Education from the College of Education at UPD in 2008; a Master in Community Development and Diploma in Community Organizing, both obtained from the CSWCD in 1993 and 1991, respectively. She earned an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the UP COE in 1980.

She received the UPD Centennial Professorial Chair in June 2016 and the CSWCD Service Award in February 2015.  Her latest research is “Community Education and Learning Tourism Destinations: Case of Maribojoc, Bohol,” co-authored with Mena. M., Gonzalo, R. & Obedicen, V. published in the “Philippine Journal of Social Development,” Vol. 12 in 2019.

She is currently a board member of the Assistance and Cooperation for Community Resilience and Development (ACCORD) and a regular member of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP).


Planning and Development. Florendo was appointed Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development on Jun. 10, 2019 and serves at the pleasure of the Chancellor.

A professor of Interior Design at the Department of Clothing, Textile and Interior Design of the College of Home Economics (CHE), Florendo was director of the Business Concessions Office (BCO) from 2010 to Jun. 9, 2019.

A registered Professional Interior Designer since 1994, she is currently a member of several professional organizations, among them the Commission on Higher Education – National Capital Region’s (CHED-NCR) Quality Assessment Team in the area of architecture, fine arts and interior design; the Professional Regulation Commission’s Board of Interior Design for Continuing Professional Education/Development; and the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers.

She sits in various university committees, among them as Chairperson of the UPD Infrastructure Bids and Awards Committee; the Technical Working Group of the UP Planning and Development Committee (Land Use); and as member of the Centennial Dormitory Oversight and Committee (Office of the President) and the Dormitory Oversight and Committee (DOC).

She was conferred as Fellow of the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers in 2013 and was named Outstanding Professional of the Year in the field of interior design by the Professional Regulations Committee in 2014.

She is also a recipient of the UPD Centennial Professorial Chair (2015).


University Registrar.  Lusung-Oyzon succeeded Payongayong as University Registrar.

She is Associate Professor of the UPD College of Education (CE) where she also earned her PhD, Master in Educational Psychology and Bachelor in Elementary Education specializing in Social Studies.

Lusung-Oyzon was appointed University Registrar on Apr. 1, 2020 and will serve at the pleasure of the Chancellor.

Lusung-Oyzon was one of the Top 100 UPD Professors in 2010 and 2011, awarded by the Great Project.

She trained UPD faculty through the Office for the Advancement of Teaching and basic education or multi-grade teachers under the K-12 program.  She was also mentor to Japanese pre-service teachers who had their practicum at the UP Integrated School and was a visiting professor at Ehime University in Matsuyama, Japan in 2012 under the Japanese government’s Good Practice Program.

Prior to her post as University Registrar, Lusung-Oyzon was Director of the General Education Center of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs from January 2019 to March 2020.

She was Director of the UPD Learning Resource Center from 2007 to 2011, and served CE in various administrative posts including College Secretary from 2013 to 2016 and Officer-in-Charge (Dean) from January to April 2016.


Information Office. The UPD Information Office Director since May 1, 2014, Tiatco is Professor 3 at the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts of the College of Arts and Letters (CAL) and University Artist since Jan. 1, 2019.

Tiatco earned his PhD (Theatre Studies) from the National University Singapore in 2014 and his Master of Arts (Theatre Arts) from UPD-CAL in 2006.

He is author of numerous award-winning creative works, books, book chapters and journal articles, foremost of which are the National Book Award 2019 Best Book on Art, “Cosmopolitanism, Theatre and the Philippines: Performing Community in a World of Strangers” and the 2009 Carlos Palanca Memoria Award for Literature for a Full Length Play (3rd Prize), “Miss Dulce Extranjera o ang Paghahanap kay Miss B.”

He is also recognized internationally, among them as recipient of the Bursary Award of the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) for which he was given Travel Grant from IFTR to attend conferences in Stockholm, Sweden (2016), Barcelona, Spain (2013) and Osaka, Japan (2011).

Tiatco has served UP in various capacities academically and administratively, among them as Officer-in-Charge/Acting Director of the UPD Office for Initiatives in Culture and Arts from Aug. 1, 2015 to Apr. 30, 2018 and Deputy Director of the UP System Information Office, (now Media and Public Relations Office) from Jun. 1, 2009 to Jan. 10, 2010.

Tiatco’s post as DIO Director was renewed on Mar. 1, 2020 and he serves at the pleasure of the Chancellor.

Posted: July 10, 2020 13:14