Dept. of Community Development

Department Chair

Leocito S. Gabo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor 4

Faculty Members

Wilfredo P. Awitan
Assistant Professor 1

John Erwin S. Banez
Assistant Professor 5

Aleli B. Bawagan, Ph.D.
Professor 2

Honorio B. De Dios 

Instructor 4 

Lenore P. De la Cruz
Associate Professor 6

Oscar P. Ferrer, DPA
Professor 9

Karl Alvin F. Hapal
Instructor 3

Devralin T. Lagos

Assistant Professor 1

Emmanuel M. Luna, Ph.D.
Professor 12

Thelma B. Magcuro
Assistant Professor 5

Fermin P. Manalo Jr.
Assistant Professor 4

Victor G. Obedicen
Assistant Professor 3

Maureen C. Pagaduan
Professor 11

Venarica B. Papa
Assistant Prof 1

Lisa Victoria N. Rosel
Instructor 4

Ma. Corazon J.Tan
Associate Professor 2

Ma. Linnea V. Tanchuling
Associate Professor 1

Ma. Theresa V. Tungpalan, Ph.D.
Professor 12

Affiliate Faculty:

Angelito G. Manalili, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus

Amaryllis T. Torres, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Rosario S. Del Rosario, Ph.D.  
Professor Emeritus

Professorial Lecturers:

Elmer M. Ferrer

Sammie P. Formilleza, Ph.D.


Lourdes Marina P. Espenido

Efren V. Lubuguin

Paul Edward N. Muego 

Gerry F. Tripoli 


Department of Community Development

About DCD

Since the 70’s, the Department of Community Development has been offering undergraduate and graduate academic degrees that seek to educate, train and nurture competent development professionals who are committed to people’s empowerment and participation, sustainable development and gender equity.

From its nascent beginning as a service delivery mechanism of the government in the 1950’s, CD as an academic discipline has evolved alongside with the dynamic character of social development. The growing concern for popular participation and social equity has brought to fore the need for an integrated strategy of organizational capability building among grassroots organizations as well as concrete community-managed welfare and livelihood programs.

Our goal is to help create and build a society that provides equal access to men and women for social, economic, political and cultural opportunities through people’s collective actions.

We continue to make our programs truly responsive to emerging challenges in the lives of marginalized communities and the larger society in general such as those arising from climate change and disasters, globalization, conflict and violence, and migration.

 CD Education thru Praxis-Oriented and Committed Service

As an academic program, the CD curriculum is designed to provide our students with a praxis-oriented education that allows complementation between theoretical knowledge and practice. It is for this reason that the Field Instruction Program has been made an integral part of both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Field Instruction serves as an effective vehicle for both learning and service through which our faculty and students mutually apply, validate and critique CD concepts, theories, approaches, strategies and methods to help communities address real-life issues and problems.





Curricular Offerings


Bachelor of Science in Community Development (BSCD)

This four-year undergraduate course prepares students for community practice, social action, and extension services. the curriculum is divided into three clusters namely:

  • Perspective in Development
  • Development Policies and Programs
  • Methods and Skills in Organizing
  • Fieldwork/Practicum



Diploma in Community Development (DIP CD)

This is a one-year post baccalaureate course specially designed as an intermediate program to reinforce professional training and experience in community development.

Master of Community Development (MCD)

The MCD program is designed as advanced training in Community Development with three areas of studies namely:

  1. Community Organizing Practice (COP)
  2. Community Development Planning (CDP)
  3. Community Leadership and Organizational Development (CLOD)

The MCD Program requires either a thesis or a comprehensive examination for graduation.


  1. calo sampan says:

    Looking back, I am grateful to be part the the CSWCD family. Truly, learning does not happen within the four walls of the classroom. The theories and principles are supplemented with actual experiences, making learning more holistic. The experience in CSWCD made us see life in a different light. More than the diploma, I gained better appreciation and deeper understanding of what community development is all about.

    Carlo Sampan – batch 2001

  2. lallana says:

    Dear Manalili, so glad to see yr name in DCD ,still hope to see U atCSWCD sometimes soon….With Regarding…..Lallana Kwandham

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