CSWCD has gained a new member of its family in the person of Ms. Mary Jane “Jane” R. Demegillo. She now sits as the Administrative Officer of the College after the retirement of Mr. Jethro Gawaen last year. Before becoming a part of the CSWCD family, Jane has long served the University of the Philippines.


To all CSWCD Faculty, Staff and Students,
The SP Lopez Photo-Exhibit in commemoration of his birth centennial is now displayed at the UP CSWCD Library. With a title “A Most Democratic and Relevant Presidency,” everyone is invited to see this exhibit to remember his endearing and enduring legacies. SP Lopez was the 11th UP president who served the university from 1969-1975.


This compilation of four articles is the second in the series of Community Development Research Monographs which the Department of Community Development wishes to share based on academic, research and extension work of its faculty and students. These articles show how community development methodologies and approaches can be applied in different contexts but still anchored to its basic principles of empowerment, gender-fairness, participatory processes, social justice and transformation.


“Rooted to the Land – Strengthening Indigenous People’s Community Processes” is the first edition of the CD Research Monograph Series. It includes recent researches cultural traditions and processes in the context of pro-poor development agenda among the Iraya Mangyans of Mindoro, Aeta Mag-antsi of Central Luzon and Western Subanons of Zamboanga.


The Handbook for Researchers is a product of many years of experience in the teaching-learning process of social research. The author developed the materials as part of handling academic research classes among graduate and undergraduate students of Community Development as well as non-formal training on social research among development professionals and community leaders.


In upholding the UP Community Development (CD) Circle’s aspiration to put theory to practice, the organization, on its second year, had various activities aimed to pursue academic excellence and camaraderie in the service of the nation and the global community through participatory, gender responsive, empowering, and transformative integration of development theory and practice.


The study focused on community-based and participatory evaluation schemes for social programs in the Philippines. The 26 evaluation studies reviewed covered health, nutrition, family planning, social welfare, education, community organizing, livelihood/socioeconomic projects and women’s programs.