University of the Philippines Los Baños

The Department of Community and Environmental Resource Planning aims to be a leading institution that provides high quality education, research, and public service in human settlements planning towards sustainable development. This vision is realized by educating environmental planning professional with holistic and interdisciplinary perspectives, generating knowledge in situational analysis, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development plans and by providing technical assistance to various institutions.

Some of the courses offered in the department are:

  • Humans and Their Environment
  • Fundamentals of Human Settlements
  • Human Ecological Perspectives in Development
  • Material and Energy Flows
  • Land Use Planning for Human Settlements
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Economics
  • Geomatics in Human Ecological Studies: Practical Application to Settlements Planning
  • Research Methods in Human Ecology
  • Environmental Health
  • Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Environmental Project Planning and Administration
  • Planning Theory and Practice
  • Planning Tools and Techniques
  • Casework-based Planning Exercise
  • Supervised Field Experience

These courses are taught by a set of diverse faculty members specializing in the following fields:

  • Human Settlements Planning
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Land Use Planning
  • Agriculture & Development
  • Heritage Conservation Studies
  • Agricultural Resource Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Project Evaluation and Implementation
  • Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing
  • Environmental Planning
  • Community Development
  • Environmental Education
  • Geodesy
  • International Cooperation and Urban Development
  • Environmental Engineering

 

DCERP’s flagship public service program is called TAP-HSP or Technical Assistance Program on Human Settlements Planning.  TAP-HSP is an avenue for the department to mobilize its faculty, students and even its alumni to “serve the people”. For one, new graduates of BS Human Ecology major in Human Settlements Planning will gain working experience in the field of planning profession through its Young Planners Mentoring (YPM) component where the department engages with planning agencies such as the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) or directly to agency clients like a local government unit (province/city/municipality) to undertake specific planning requirements (i.e. ecological profiling, Climate and Disaster Risk Assessment). DCERP faculty and alumni mentors the new graduates while being hired by the partner agencies. TAP-HSP also extend its services in the community through its Consultancy Services component (via the UPLB Foundation Inc.) such as in preparing an updating Comprehensive Land Use Plans and its related Zoning Ordinances, and the Comprehensive Development Plans. Its Capacity Development component offers short courses on environmental planning (SCEnP) and geographic information system (GIS), among others. Through the SCEnP, the Department has produced to date 100 new licensed environmental planners in the country, and two CHE alumni who landed Top 1 and Top 2 in their respective licensure examinations.

Vision

DHFDS envisions to be the leader in the study, promotion, and application of human ecological approches towards enhancing development and family well-being across the lifespan in communities.

Mission

Provision of holistic instruction, relevant research, and responsive extension to enhance adaptability and functionality of individuals and families within an ever changing environment across the lifespan.

Thrust

Increasing adapatability of individuals and families as units and components of the total environment through:

  • Human Potential Development
  • Family Dynamics
  • Family Resource Management

 

Department of Human and Family Development Studies

Faculty Profile

 

Full Name

Educational Attainment

Fields of Expertise

Albor

 

Rufo Gil Z. Albor

Assistant Professor 1

 

Master  in Education Management

 

College of Public Affairs,

University of the Philippines

Los Baños

 

Education Research;

Values System in Human Ecology

 

 

Bailey

 

Rhea R. Bailey

Assistant Professor I

 

Master of Arts in Education, Teaching the Early Grades

 

College of Education

University of the Philippines Diliman

 

Family and Society;

Early Childhood Education, Play and Learning, Sociology

Botor

 

Nepthaly Joel B. Botor

Instructor 7

 

 

Master of Arts in Education Counselling

(ongoing)

 

College of Education

University of the Philippines Diliman

 

Adolescent Counseling, Assessment

Dy

 

Marison R. Dy

Associate Professor 5

 

Doctor of Philosophy on Developmental Psychology

 

College of Social Science and Psychology

University of the Philippines Diliman

 

Developmental Psychology;

Early Childhood Curriculum Planning and Management

Ferido

 

Melissa P. Ferido

Assistant Professor 3

 

Master of Science in

Family Resource Management

 

College of Human Ecology

University of the Philippines

Los Baños

 

Family and Community Resource Management; Family Dynamics;

Human Sexuality

Ferrer

 

Raphael M. Ferrer

Instructor 1

 

Master of Arts in Psychology

Concentration in Applied Social Psychology

(Thesis ongoing)

 

School of Social Sciences,

Ateneo de Manila University

 

Adult and Elderly Development;

Social Welfare and Development;

Developmental Psychology

Reyes

 

Kristine Marie T. Reyes

Instructor 1

 

Master in Family Life and Child Development

(Thesis ongoing)

 

College of Home Economics

University of the Philippines Diliman

 

Early Childhood Education and Development;

Curriculum Development in The Early Childhood Years

 

Saguiguit

 

Sue Liza C. Saguiguit

Associate Professor 5

 

Doctor of Philosophy  Family and Child Ecology

 

Michigan State University

 

 

Family and Community Resource Management;  Values System in Human Ecology

 

Sanchez

 

Ria D. Sanchez

Assistant Professor 3

Department Chairperson.

 

 

Master of Arts in Education

Major in Early Childhood Education

 

College of Education,

Miriam College

 

Early Childhood Education and Development,

Curriculum Development in The Early Childhood Years, Developmental Psychology

 

Torres

 

Renato V. Torres

Assistant Professor 3

 

Doctor of Medicine

Specializing in Family Medicine

 

College of Medicine,

University of Sto. Tomas

 

Master in Hospital Administration

 

Human Physiology;

Adult and Elderly Development

Vergara

 

Helga P. Vergara

Assistant Professor 1

 

Master in Education Management

 

College of Public Affairs

University of the Philippines

Los Baños

 

 

Family and Community Resource Management;

Early Childhood Education and Development;

Values System in Human Ecology

 

Laude

 

Teri-Marie P. Laude

Assistant Professor 5

 

MD Family Medicine

Masters in Clinical Medicine

 

University of the Philippines

Manila

 

 

Family Medicine; Human Physiology

 

Paccarangan

 

Sarah Jen C. Paccarangan

Assistant Professor 1

 

Master in in Public Affairs

 

College of Public Affairs

University of the Philippines

Los Baños

 

 

Education Management;

Family Development

 

Peralta

 

Eric Paul D. Peralta

Assistant Professor 3

 

BS Biology

University of the Philippines Los Baños

 

Bachelor of Laws

San Beda College, Manila

 

 

Legal Consultancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research, Extension and Professional Staff

 Escobin

 

Aida R. Escobin

University Extension Associate I

 

Master of Science in

Family Resource Management

University of the Philippines

Los Baños

 
 Padilla

 

Jewely Jean V. Padilla

University Extension Associate I

 

Master of Science in

Family Resource Management

(ongoing)

University of the Philippines

Los Baños

 
 Pelegrina

 

Daisy V. Pelegrina

University Research Associate I

 

Master of Science in

Development Communication

(ongoing)

University of the Philippines

Los Baños