45 stories for 45 years of CSWCD:


“Papa, Look Where I am Now! Thank You CSWCD!” by Evelyn “Beng” Manaois-Buenaventura, BSSW 1976


“Pagpupugay kay Ka Lito: Buhay na Inialay sa Bayan at sa Kapwa” by Prof. Lenore Polotan-dela Cruz, Department of Community Development, UP CSWCD


“What I Learned from the Insti” by Seth Papasin, Graduating Class of 1978


“JOYCE TADURAN CARAGAY: “You can only hasten the process of change” Based on an interview conducted and transcribed by Gerald Paragas


Aimee Albino’s Story – “What Jubilarians Talk About ” Response to an email interview sent by Ma. Corazon J. Veneracion


The Story of Benilda Albao by Gerald Paragas


My Social Work Experience by Jamillah T. Mananghaya-Poernama


Interview with Florence Flores-Pasos (BSSW,1990; MSW, 2007) Conducted and transcribed by Gerald Paragas


From the Institute of Social Work and Community Development (ISWCD) and Beyond: 36 Years as a CD Practitioner by Susie Parel-Duranceau, BSCD 1976


Home Grown and Growing by Mary Lou L. Alcid, BSSW Class 1975


Akda ni Ma. Estrella Penunia B.S. Social Work, 1978; Coordinator, Asian Farmers’ Association


A Calling and a Passion: Working for Disaster Risk Reduction
in Community Development 
by Emmanuel M. Luna, BSCD (Cum Laude) 1979;
Ph.D. Urban and Regional Planning, 2000


The Choice by Mark Anthony D. Abenir, MCD


A Journey of Awakening by Judy M. Taguiwalo, BSSW, Class 1970


Where the Road Leads: Story of Maureen Pagaduan by Gerald Paragas


A Bit of My Life by Carol Peteros


From Engineer to Women’s Advocate by Salvacion Baaco-Pascual


The Setting Up of REDO: A Milestone in CSWCD History by Leticia S. Tojos, Ph. D.


Elmer Ferrer: The Participant Guru by Gerald Paragas


Our Place is with the People* by Atty. Leavides G. Domingo-Cabarrubias


Gaining Wisdom… by Remedios “Peach” P. Mondiguing


Embracing Community Development as a Way of Life by Joltz B. Meneses


Rainier Almazan: From Ex-DQ to Changemaker by Gerald Paragas


Hangarin at Pagsisikap para sa Tunay na Makataong Kaunlaran ni Puri Pedro

by Judy M. Taguiwalo, BSSW, Class 1970


MY WD Story by Eunice Barbara C. Novio


Ka Nitoy by Cayetano L. Santiago, Jr.


My Journey by Prescilla Dela Pena Tulipat


My Life Journey by Fleur de Lys Castelo-Cupino


Weeds (Damo) by Paolo Pagaduan


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CSWCD Alumni Association


Caroliza Peteros



Willie Buyson Villanueva

Vice-President for Community Development


Marilyn Manuel

Vice-President for Social Work


Annie Glee T. Suarez



Paul Edward Muego

Assistant Secretary


Nathalie A. Verceles


Margarita Chan

Assistant Treasurer

Jose Abraham Ongkiko