Judy M. Taguiwalo
is Professor at the Department of Women and Development Studies of the College of Social Work and Community Development. She has a PhD in Philippine Studies from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, a Masters of Arts in Public Administration from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work (cum laude) from the University of the Philippine-Diliman. She was elected and served as Faculty Regent of UP’s Board of Regents for 2009-2010, the first Faculty Regent to serve for two years.
Her publications include Babae, Obrera, Unyonista, Ang Kababaihan sa Kilusang Paggawa sa Maynila (1901-1941), Quezon City: UP Press, 2011; Serve the People, Ang Kasaysayan ng Radikal na Kilusan sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, 2008 ( co-editor), Intensifying Working Women’s Burdens: The Impact of Globalization on Women Labor in Asia, 2005 (editor), the article “Women in Especially Difficult Circumstances” in the 2000 Philippine Encyclopedia of Social Work and the three-part series 2009-2010 pamphlets on Women’s Resistance and Struggles: Asserting Our Rights to Land, Resources and Livelihood.
She was Lead Researcher/Co- Writer of “A Preliminary Gender Audit of the University of the Philippines” (December 2010) submitted to the UP President’s Committee to make recommendations on the Magna Carta of Women.
She is the Founding National President of the All-UP Academic Employees Union, the union of the faculty and non-teaching academic personnel of UP and chaired the Negotiating Panel which successfully negotiated for the first Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) between the University of the Philippines and the academic personnel union.
She heads the Women’s Committee of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers, a nation-wide organization of teaching and non-teaching staff of the education sector in the country. She is also an officer of the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD).
Her awards include the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award in Gender Equality/Women Empowerment, UP Alumni Association , the 2010 CSWCD Outstanding Alumna Award bestowed by the UPCSWCD Alumni Association, and the 2009 “Gawad Pagpupugay”, marking the 25th anniversary of GABRIELA.
Prof. Taguiwalo was a political prisoner during the martial law period (1972-1986) and spent over three years in various Philippine prisons for resisting the Marcos dictatorship.