ManCom Advisories

ManCom Advisories

Appointment of Dr. Roberto Miguel S. Roque as Vice President for Business Development and Alumni Affairs

 

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Roberto Miguel S. Roque as Vice President for Business Development and Alumni Affairs (VPBD) effective 15 March 2023, concurrent with his role as the Director of the Center for Family Business Excellence.

Dr. Roque has worked with us for several years as a part-time faculty member of the School of Management (SMN) and as a member of the University of Asia and the Pacific Foundation, Inc. (UA&PFI) and the Center for Research and Communication Foundation, Inc. (CRCFI) Board of Trustees. As the VPBD, Dr. Roque will oversee corporate planning, business development, corporate communications and marketing, research and extension, and alumni affairs.

We enjoin the University community to extend their support to Dr. Roque in his new role and to the various offices he will oversee.

ManCom Advisories

Appointment of Mrs. Rio Angela I. Quiza-Larracas as Acting Office Manager of CRC

 

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Rio Angela I. Quiza-Larracas as the Acting Office Manager of the Center for Research and Communication (CRC) effective 15 March 2023. 

Mrs. Quiza-Larracas will be overseeing CRC’s overall operations and projects while reporting directly to the Research and Extension Cluster Operations Committee. All concerns about CRC may be directed to her office. 

We enjoin everyone to lend their support to Mrs. Quiza-Larracas and CRC during this transition period. 

ManCom Advisories

Appointment of Ms. Ma. Carla P. Estanislao as the Managing Director of OAA

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Ma. Carla P. Estanislao as the Managing Director of the Office of Alumni Affairs (OAA) effective 15 February 2023.

All concerns about OAA and the alumni may be directed to her office.

We enjoin everyone to lend their support to Ms. Estanislao and OAA in the service of our stakeholders, especially the alumni.

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New appointments to the Institute of Law

 

We are pleased to announce the new appointments to the Institute of Law (ILAW), effective 15 February 2023:

  • Dr. Jeremy Benigno I. Gatdula, Dean of ILAW and Program Director of the Juris Doctor (JD) Program
  • Atty. Diosdado B. Marasigan, Vice Dean of ILAW

Dr. Gatdula also serves as the Vice Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Law, and Governance (SLG). On the other hand, Atty. Marasigan joins the governance team while serving as part-time faculty of ILAW. To complete the governance team and provide continuity, Atty. Jesus Joel Mari D. Arzaga remains as the Institute Secretary. Atty. Joaquin E. San Diego also continues as the Program Director of the Lex Honors Program.

We enjoin everyone to lend their support to ILAW as they transition to the new governance team.

We extend our deepest gratitude to Atty. Maria Concepcion “Girlie” S. Noche for her selfless service and pivotal contribution as the Dean of ILAW since 2017. Her leadership and commitment to high standards have allowed us to achieve a 100% passing rate at the 2020/2021 bar examinations which earned us consistent recognition as one of the top-performing law schools since 2018.

Likewise, we thank Atty. Delia S. Tantuico for her dedicated service as the Vice Dean of ILAW. Her wealth of experience in governance has been instrumental in building a solid foundation for SLG and ILAW.  

We wish Atty. Noche the best as she returns to private practice. We continue to count on Atty. Tantuico as consultant during this transition period.

ManCom Advisories

Conferment of the rank of Associate Professor on Juan O. Mesquida, Ph.D.

 

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am pleased to announce the conferment of the rank of Associate Professor on Juan O. Mesquida, Ph.D., effective 11 January 2023.

Dr. Mesquida received his Licentiate in History and Geography (1981) from the University of Oviedo in Spain. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in History (2005) from the University of Santo Tomas. His dissertation was entitled “A Historical Study of the Institutional, Economic and Social Aspects of the Misericordia of Manila, 1594-1898." Subsequently, Dr. Mesquida has published widely on this important institution established during the Spanish colonial period, which had counterparts in other parts of the Iberian world. Thus, he is acknowledged as the expert on the topic both by local and foreign historians.

From 1991 to 2005, Dr. Mesquida worked part-time, teaching Fine Arts, Art History, and Civilization courses. Upon obtaining his doctoral degree, he became a dedicated full-time faculty member of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). He was appointed Chair of the History Department from 2010 to 2011 and Vice Dean for Research from 2011 to 2012. He also served as the CAS OpCom Secretary (2012-2016), with research as his primary oversight responsibility. Two of the important projects he carried out to promote the culture of research in CAS were the revival of the CAS Review (the official research publication of CAS) and of the CAS Research Colloquium, as well as the creation of systems to promote research production and review in CAS. He has also trained many Humanities students in historiography, introducing them to the theory and practice of history.

Dr. Mesquida’s prestige in the field of history, not only in the Philippines but also in the USA, Spain, Portugal, and Mexico, is evidenced by his publications in top-rated international indexed journals, citations of his publications, and invitations from reputable journals to write blind-peer reviews. His remarkable record of conference participation, both local and international, has made him an esteemed member of the community of historians.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Juan Mesquida on his promotion and in supporting him as he assumes the duties and responsibilities of Associate Professor of UA&P.

 

Dr. Winston Conrad B. Padojinog
President
University of Asia and the Pacific

  
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