CSWCD Administration

Prof. Jocelyn T. Caragay                                         Dean

Dr. Ma. Theresa V. Tungpalan
College Secretary

Dr. Leocito S. Gabo
Department Chair, Department of Community Development

Prof. Mary Lou Alcid
Department Chair, Department of Social Work

Dr. Sylvia E. Claudio
Department Chair, Department of Women and Development Studies

Dr. Emmanuel M. Luna
Director, Doctor in Social Development Program

Prof. Rainier V. Almazan
Director, Research and Extension for Development Office

Ms. Soledad Fonseca 

College Librarian

Ms. Mary Jane R. Demegillo
Administrative Officer

Contact Us:                                                         College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) Magsaysay Avenue, University of the Philippines – Diliman,           Quezon City, Philippines 1101                                                   Tel. Nos.: (632) 927-2308                                                             (632) 929-2477                                                             (632) 929-8438                                   Email Address: cswcd@upd.edu.ph




Initiated as a Social Welfare Section within the Department of Sociology and Social Welfare in 1950 in the then College of Liberal Arts, the present College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) became a separate Department of Social Work by 1961 and evolved into the Institute of Social Work and Community Development in 1969 through R.A. 5174 which was passed in 1967. Its reclassification as a full-fledged college was prompted by the University’s move to standardize the nomenclature of academic units performing similar functions. The CSWCD offers graduate and undergraduate programs in both social work and community development, as well as graduate programs on women and development.


Katarungan, Kapayapaan at Likas-Kayang Kaginhawahang Pinagsasaluhan ng Bayan at Sanlibutan (Justice, peace and sustainable well-being shared by the Filipino people and the global community)


Academic excellence in the service of the nation and the global community through participatory, gender responsive, empowering and transformative development praxis.

Core Values

CSWCD’s development praxis is anchored on people’s participation and empowerment, personal and social transformation, solidarity with marginalized groups, and gender-responsiveness.

Its pursuit of academic excellence rests on integration of theory and practice, and is infused with passionate scholarship, critical thinking, innovativeness and creativity…

Historical Milestones

1950 – The CSWCD began as an academic sub-unit of the College of Liberal Arts in the newly created Department of Sociology and Social Welfare.

1961 – The College of Liberal Arts launched the Department of Social Work in recognition of the increasing demand for social work and community development professionals.

1965 – The passage of RA 4373 established the Bachelor of Science in Social Work as the educational requirement for the practice of the profession.

1967 – The passage of RA 5174 established the Institute of Social Work and Community Development (ISWCD) at UP, providing funds for a separate building. It also gave birth to the Department of Community Development.

1987 – From ISWCD to CSWCD, the Institute was reclassified as a full-fledged college.

1989 – CSWCD’s commitment to marginalized women and their communities gave birth to the inclusion of a graduate degree program in Women and Development Studies. it became a full-fledged Department in 2001.

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