Venerable Members of the CSSP Receive the Gawad Tsanselor Award

Exemplifying both honor and excellence in the service of the University, distinguished members of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Dr. Ricardo T. Jose and Mrs. Imelda R. Reyes received the prestigious Gawad Tsanselor Award last 11th May 2018, at the Institute of Biology Auditorium.

Dr. Ricardo T. Jose, a Professor from the Department of History and current Director of the Third World Studies Center, was selected as one of the recipients of the Gawad Tsanselor para sa Natatangging Guro. He has also received a Gawad Tsanselor para sa Natatanging Mananaliksik for the year 1999 and his first Gawad Tsanselor para sa Natatangging Guro last 2011.

Ms. Imelda R. Reyes, Administrative Officer V of the CSSP was also recognized for her outstanding service to CSSP. Finding her humble beginnings at the Department of Sociology in 1997, she has found her way to greater duties and responsibilities that finally led her to the position she now holds under the Office of the Dean. She has rendered a total of twenty-one (21) years of active service in the college unit.

Two programs and one organization were also acknowledged along with a total of fourteen (14) individuals at this year’s Gawad Tsanselor Awarding Ceremony. 

The recipients of this year’s Gawad Tsanselor.



Ms. Imelda R. Reyes, Administrative Officer V of the CSSP



Dr. Ricardo T. Jose, Professor of the Department of History and Director of the Third World Studies Center


2018 CSSP Summa Cum Laude awardees

The College of Social Sciences and Philosophy acknowledges the achievements of its three-hundred ninety (390) graduates at this year’s Commencement Exercises. Held yesterday, 24th June 2018, at the lush grounds of the University Amphitheater, the collective celebration of the university’s graduating batch recognized the hard-work and perseverance of its young leaders. From the total CSSP unit graduates were one-hundred thirty-one (131) Cum Laude, eighty-six (86) Magna Cum Laude, and six (6) Summa Cum Laude Latin honor recipients. Below is an alphabetic roster of the Summa Cum Laude awardees, their courses and Weighted Average Grade (WAG).


Boribor, Roi Anton R. (Ritumalta)
Bachelor of Science (Geography)111
Summa cum laude
WAG 1.126


Coloma, Reginald C. (Coloma)
Bachelor of Arts (History)
Summa cum laude
WAG 1.095



Limpin, Dianna Therese N. (Nepomuceno)
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Summa cum laude
WAG 1.181



Mendoza, Grazianne Geneve V. (Villafuerte)
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Summa cum laude
WAG 1.109



Regalado, Qristin Jeuel F. (Fernandez)
Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
Summa cum laude
WAG 1.199



Tan, Mark Ryan Y. (Yap)
Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
Summa cum laude
WAG 1.178

The 107th U.P. Commencement Exercises, with the theme ‘Paglayang Minamahal’, featured GRP Peace Panel adviser Sen. Loren B. Legarda as primary speaker. She was also conferred a Doctor of Law degree Honoris Causa during the event.



2018 Extramural Training in Baguio a Huge Success

by Aldrin P. Lee, Ph.D.

A very successful 2018 CSSP Extramural Training Seminar for Social Science Teachers (EXTRAMS) was held on April 28-30, 2018 in Baguio City, in collaboration with the College of Social Sciences of the University of the Philippines Baguio.  It was attended by 249 participants who came from different academic institutions all over the country. There were university presidents, vice-presidents and a number of college deans who attended the 2018 CSSP EXTRAMS, along with teachers from senior high school and colleges nationwide.

The CSSP Extrams is the primary extension activity of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, UP Diliman. Its main goal is to be able to provide training in social science teaching and research to teachers in the basic education, including those who are handling social science courses at the tertiary level.

The intensive training focused on specific qualitative and quantitative research methods. Participants could choose from one of eight methods: Observational (participant observation/ethnography), Conversational (Interview/FGD), Textual (Documentary/Archival), Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, Survey, Discourse Analysis, and Geographic Information Systems. The trainers were faculty members from the UP Diliman CSSP and the UP Baguio College of Social Sciences who are experts in their fields.   

Opening ceremonies were held at the Baguio Crown Legacy Hotel on April 28 attended by Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan, Baguio Chancellor Raymond Rovillos, and Deans Jose Santos Dacanay (UPB) and Maria Bernadette Abrera (UPD).  A keynote lecture by former CHED Commissioner and now Vice President of the University of the Philippines, Dr. Ma. Cynthia Rose B. Bautista followed right after the opening ceremonies. Dr. Bautista, a sociologist, discussed the multiple paradigms and the diverse practices in social science research. In the afternoon, two distinguished social scientists delivered plenary lectures— Dr. Clarissa David who talked about doing research in the digital age and Dr. Ma. Cecilia Gastardo-Conaco who delivered a lecture on ethics in social research. A lively open forum followed each plenary lecture. 

The second and third days of the training were devoted to parallel sessions on qualitative and quantitative research methods. These training sessions were held in the state-of-the-art classrooms of UP Baguio College of Social Sciences.





4th Graduate Student Research Conference


Palma Hall Building

April 20  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

April 21  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The conference aims to bring together graduate students who engage in social science and philosophy research, and facilitate a productive exchange of insights and findings from studies conducted for their theses or dissertations, theoretical analyses, integrative papers and historical/local biographies. There will be a Round Table Discussion on Research Methods to be led by distinguished faculty of CSSP, and 47 contributed papers will be read in Parallel Sessions, on the second day of the conference.

The plenary lecture by Vice-Chancellor for Research and Publications, Dr. Fidel R. Nemenzo highlights the opening program of the conference.

The conference is FREE for CSSP students. Registration Fee of P250 for non-CSSP students. Participants are required to register online at : to be given Book of Abstracts.

For inquiries, please contact the CSSP Office of the Graduate Program at 981 8500 loc 2438 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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