With more than 30 representatives, the Philippine government’s Commission on Higher Education (CHED) will be our largest international delegation at BCIEW. Attorney Lily Freida Milla is the Deputy Executive Director and Director for International Affairs Service for CHED, and she will lead a presentation on the Philippine government’s internationalization strategic priorities (June 27).

One-on-one meetings will be available with CHED delegates. To set up a meeting, please visit the BCIEW Registration table in-person before the CHED event on June 27. You must be registered for BCIEW to take part in the one-on-one meetings.

Evelyn Aguirre Evelyn Aguirre
Leyte Normal University
University President
Isagani Pablo Angeles Jr Isagani Pablo Angeles Jr
Isabela State University
Dr. Isagani P. Angeles Jr., was born in Talavera, Nueva Ecija, Philippines on July 15, 1983. He graduated from Central Luzon State University - Philippines with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Fisheries in 2004 and got his license as Registered Fisheries Technologist in the same year. He obtained his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Aquaculture at the Department of Aquaculture, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan in 2008 and 2015, respectively. He is holding Professor VI position and designated as University Director for Public Relations and External Linkages and is concurrently designated as Dean of the Institute of Fisheries and Director of the Freshwater Fisheries Center (a center under the Regional Niche Center for R&D (NICER) Program of Department of Science and Technology) at Isabela State University, Echague, Isabela, Philippines. He is the Program/Project Leader in several research studies on the development of feed diet and alternative technology on fish production funded by ISU and DOST-PCAARRD. In addition, he finished the Short Course Fellowship Program (Orange Knowledge Program) on Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries at the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, Netherlands in 2018. His expertise encompasses the field of aquaculture management, particularly on feed and nutrition and fish/shellfish immunology (fish vaccine production).
Faustito Aure Faustito Aure
Eastern Visayas State University
Faustito earned a Bachelor of Science in Community Development at the University of the Philippines.

He completed his Master's degree in Rural Development at the Eastern Visyas State University. At the moment, he is finishing his PhD in Rural Development at the Central Luzon State University in Nueva Ecija, Luzon, Philippines.

His interests encompass Community Development, Community Organizing, Events Management and Disaster Risk Reduction.
Patrick Alain Azanza Patrick Alain Azanza
Catanduanes State University
SUC President III
I am a proud public servant.
Jane Rose Azanza Jane Rose Azanza
Catanduanes State University
Assistant Professor II
I am a loving wife, daughter and dedicated Professor.
Romiro Bautista Romiro Bautista
Quirino State University
International Relations Officer
Rosette Eira Camus Rosette Eira Camus
Mapua University
Director of International Career and Exchange Programs
Rosette Eira Camus is Director of International Career and Exchange Programs of Mapua University. She is responsible for the development of international programs and career development to help graduates in their global career.

Her journey as the internationalization champion began with her appointment as the Director of Career Services in 2012. She initiated international plant visits, student exchange programs and the international internship program with Automotive Continental Japan. From 2014 to June 2018, she also handled the Admission and Scholarship on top of the international programs and career services. She also worked as a faculty member of the School of Information Technology beginning and the Mathematics Department.
Aldrin Darilag Aldrin Darilag
Commission on Higher Education
Commissioner Darilag earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management and a Master of Education from De La Salle University – Manila. He also has a Master’s degree in Medical Technology at the University of Santo Tomas. He is a Certified Human Resources Professional, a Registered Medical Technologist and a Registered Nurse.

Commissioner Aldrin Arenas Darilag works as the Oversight Commissioner for Teacher Education and Teacher Quality, Gender and Development, Extension Programs for State Universities and Colleges, and the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Tropical Biology (SEAMEO Biotrop).

Recently, he has spearheaded the Eastern Visayas Higher Education Institutions - Flexible Learning Management Systems Consortium in Region VIII, leading the Working on Resilience and Innovation for Teaching Excellence in Region XI, and organizing a region-wide flexible learning initiatives and consortium programs of the 170 higher education institutions of Region V in partnership with the Bicol Foundation for Higher Education.
Francis Delusa Francis Delusa
Bohol Island State University
Director International Relations Office
A graduate of Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Services Management major in Tourism and Travel Management at Holy Name University and at the same time actively serving the youth as former Sanguniang Kabataan Chairman in one of the barangays in Tagbilaran City in year 2002. After finishing college he immediately enrolled master’s degree and earned Complete Academic Requirement status in Master in Public Administration in the same university. However, in order to be vertically aligned with the field of specialization, he decided to changed gear and enrolled in MBA programs. He finished his Master in Business Administration major in Tourism and Recreation Management at the Graduate School of Health Science, Management & Pedagogy at Southwestern University, Cebu City and because He finished his Doctor of Management major in Human Resource Management degree at the Graduate School of Business and Management at the University of San Jose Recoletos- Cebu City.
He joined as a faculty member of Bohol Island State University in year 2010.He is an active member to some national organizations in field of business, hospitality and tourism. He also obtained Level 4 Royal Institution Singapore International Certification in the field of Management given by the Royal Institution, Singapore. Another certification he earned is the Certified Tourism Professionals (CTP) certificate awarded from the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Professionals –Philippines globally recognized credential in the marketplace as the most relevant qualification for a career in tourism. A recipient of K-12 Scholarship grant program of the Commission on Higher Education Philippines and a former program chairperson of BS in Tourism Management at Bohol Island State University Main Campus.

At present he is the current Director in International Relations of the university and at the same time liaison officer designate of the university to the Bureau of Immigration tasked to assist the local student for international internship deployment and facilitating incoming foreign students who wish to enroll in Bohol Island State University.

Maria Luz Fang-asan Maria Luz Fang-asan
Benguet State University
Director, International Relations Office
I am MARIA LUZ DELSON FANG-ASAN, 58 years old, married with four independent children, and a member of the Kankanaey ethno-linguistic group in Northern Luzon, Philippines. I hold the degrees Doctor of Philosophy in Rural Development from Benguet State University (BSU 1996), Master of Science in Human Settlements Development from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT 1986), and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (cum laude) from Mountain State Agricultural College (MSAC now BSU 1983). I have a Career Service Executive Eligibility, Professional License as Agriculturist, and Professional Civil Service Eligibility.

I started as Assistant Instructor in 1983, gradually climbed the academic ranks, and became a full-fledged professor in 2009. I teach undergraduate and graduate classes in Agriculture, Development Communication, and Rural Development. I have also been conducting research and extension activities to serve other clienteles.

Aside from the mandatory duties of a faculty member, I was entrusted with administrative assignments from which I have learned lessons on running the affairs of delivery units in the university. It was in these assignments that I have accomplished my significant contributions to BSU and her clienteles. I am currently Director of the International Relations Office under the direct supervision of the University President.
Ina Isabella Fanio Ina Isabella Fanio
Commission on Higher Education
Chief-of-Staff to the Minister for Higher Education
Christine Ferrer Christine Ferrer
Tarlac Agricultural University
Director, External Linkages and International Affairs
Dr. Christine Nabor-Ferrer is a faculty of the College of Education of the Tarlac Agricultural University and currently serves as the Director for External Linkages and International Affairs (ELIA). She finished her Doctor of Education, Major in Educational Management at the Pangasinan State University in 2009, and earned special program certificates on Communication Series Program (2010) at the Ateneo de Manila Graduate School of Business, ASEAN Leaders Program (2016) in Singapore and New York from Common Purpose and ASEAN Foundation, and Internationalization of Higher Education (2017) in Canada from the Canadian Bureau of International Education and the Commission on Higher Education.

She is also chosen as one of the 2021 cohort of Southeast Asian (SEA) Women in Education, an initiative by the Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Women's Leadership Academy Alumni Network, and backed by the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, Wedu, a women's leadership non-profit in Asia, and Tyne Solutions.

As an internationalization advocate, Dr. Ferrer is also engaged in mentoring other higher education institutions in the country in capacitating their international relations office on the development of their strategic internationalization program, implementation of partnership and mobility activities for institutional development, and integration of the Global Goals (UN SDGs) in university academic, research and community engagement initiatives. She is also the university focal person and overall coordinator for international rankings and assessment such as Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Stars, Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, World Universities with Real Impact (WURI), and UI Greenmetrics World University Rankings, among others.
Parsons Hail Parsons Hail
Central Luzon State University
Associate Professor
Parsons N. Hail is graduate of Doctor of Philosophy in Development Communication at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. He is an Associate Professor 1 of the Department of Communication and Development Studies, College of Arts and Social Sciences, CLSU. He currently serves as head of the Linkages and Intercultural Exchange Unit of Central Luzon State University’s International Affairs Office. His research interests and expertise focus on Development Communication, Communication Policies, Systems and Planning, Community Broadcasting, Media and Strategic Planning and Policy Study.
Milabel Ho Milabel Ho
Commission on Higher Education
CHED Technical Panel for Nursing Chair
Elmer Irene Elmer Irene
Samar State University
Director for International Affairs
Elmer A. Irene is currently the Director for International Affairs of Samar State University, a public university located in Catbalogan City, Samar province in the Philippines. Holding the rank of Associate Professor I, he teaches Chemistry, Educational Technology, and other Teacher Education professional courses in the College of Education and in the Graduate School of the said university. He has been in the academe from 1998 to the present and is active not only in instruction but also in research and extension as well. He has published research in reputable journals in the fields of Solid waste management, mosquito dengue transmission, and other social sciences projects. For his specialization, he obtained a degree of Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Physics and Chemistry, Master of Arts in Teaching Chemistry, and Doctor of Education major in Science Education. Outside the academe, he is an associate member of the National Research Council of the Philippines, Division I (Governmental, Educational and International Policies), and also a member of the Biodiversity Conservation Society of the Philippines (BCSP).
Maria Soledad Lising Maria Soledad Lising
Cavite State University
Director, International and Local Collaboration and Linkages Office
Dr. Maria Soledad Mojica Lising has been with Cavite State University, Philippines for more than twenty years. Mariel, as she is fondly called by friends and colleagues, is currently the Director for International and Local Collaboration and Linkages Office of CvSU. She is also an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics handling Development Economics subjects. She is also teaching in the University's Graduate School in the Public Administration Program. Her graduate studies were in the field of Economics and Social Development.
Merian Mani Merian Mani
Romblon State University
Dr. Merian P. Catajay-Mani is the current President of Romblon State University. She served also as the President of Marinduque State College from September 2015- to July 2020. Team builder, environmental advocate, academic leader, GAD advocate, community organizer, motivation speaker, and consultant to several organizations, she is beyond a doubt the embodiment of a 21st century woman. She travelled as resource person in the Philippines and 15 other countries including CANADA and USA. In addition, she has been actively involved in NGO’s campaign for environmental protection and social justice, and on women’s empowerment among international women’s groups. Since 2013, she has served as a CSO representative in the PH-EITI alongside being a member of the BK-PWYP board of directors. Through Bantay Kita, she was sent to several speaking engagements on topics such as PH-EITI report, environmental issues, transparency, and accountability in the extractive industry and the like. In 2014, she was invited as one of the resource persons in the CSO Empowerment on El Transparency Initiative in Papua New Guinea. She also partook in the study tour on Extractive Industry Revenue Transparency at Indonesia hosted by the Gadja Mada University, Yogyakarta and attended the Asia Pacific Civil Society Regional Workshop on Extractives and the EITI in Yangon, Myanmar and spoke at the APEC Conference in Vietnam on plight of women in the extractive industry.
Noel Christian Moratilla Noel Christian Moratilla
University of the Philippines
Noel Christian A. Moratilla is currently Deputy Director of the Office of International Linkages, University of the Philippines. He also serves as Associate Professor of the Asian Center in the University's flagship campus, and Coordinator of the institution's TriCollege PhD Philippine Studies Program.
Rhonda Padilla Rhonda Padilla
Panpacific University
Dr. Rhonda Padilla is the president of Panpacific University. With her University officials, she continues to work hard for PanpacificU to be ISO 9001:2015 certified. One of her biggest accomplishments is the University receiving QS 3 Stars rating, the only private university in northern Luzon.

She is a graduate of Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management in Saint Louis University, Baguio City; Executive Masters in Business in Administration from the Asian Institute of Management. She also joined the Executive Course for Philippine Education Leaders in the National University Singapore-School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE); and also took the Leadership Development Program for Presidents in Denmark, organized by the International Association of University Presidents.
Engelbert Pasag Engelbert Pasag
Panpacific University
Chief Operations Officer
Engelbert C. Pasag is currently the chief operating officer of Panpacific University, in the Philippines. He is the OIC-dean of the Panpacific Graduate School, and Panpacific Business School, and the current director of the Office of International Linkages.
He taught in Gyeongju University in Gyeongju, Korea in 2013. He taught business subjects for two years in the world-class School of Business Administration at the Dankook University, Yongin, South Korea.
He is an active member of the Association of Filipino Educators in Korea, where he served as a secretary for 3 years, and the Council of ASEAN Professors in Korea. He is also secretary of the P2A Philippines and the country representative to the international secretariat of ASEAN-recognized organization, Passage to ASEAN (P2A). He is a member of the board of directors of the Mecosono Chamber Orchestra in the Philippines.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in Saint Louis University, Baguio City, Philippines, as well as MA in Education Management and PhD in Educational Management (magna cum laude). He also received his MBA from Asian Institute of Management.
Reynaldo Ramos Reynaldo Ramos
Romblon State University
Associate Professor V/Director, International Linkages and External Affairs Office
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT: Engr. Reynaldo Perez-Ramos has completed a PhD program (2005-2010) in Built Environment at Ulster University, Northern Ireland, UK. He also pursued a 2-year Master’s by Research in Environmental Engineering (2002-2004) at the University of Queensland, Australia as well as Urban Planning Postgraduate Program (1991-192) at the Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand). Dr. Ramos is an alumnus of the Technological University of the Philippines (TUP) – Manila with the BS Degree in Civil Engineering (1989) and 3-year Diploma in Civil Technology (1985, with honors).

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Since 2015, Dr. Ramos is a full-time faculty member of the Romblon State University (RSU). Prior to his current designation, Dr. Ramos was the Director for Planning & Development, Head of the Intellectual Property Unit, and QMR for the university’s ISO 9001 QMS certification. Dr. Ramos is also a licensed Environmental Planner, EIA Preparer recognized by DENR-EMB Central Office. He is also an Accreditor for state colleges and universities; and one of the few engineers chosen by Philippine Association of State Colleges and Universities (PASUC) as Quality Assurance Engineer for UNDP-DILG provincial road projects in MIMAROPA Region.

Prior to his academic work at the Romblon State University, Dr. Ramos was a professorial lecturer at Graduate School of the Technological University of the Philippines (TUP)-Manila and at the Rizal Technological University (RTU) civil engineering undergraduate program. He also served as the Planning Officer of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission; as the Principal Environmental Specialist of AECOM-Philippines, and he was the Urban Planner of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA). Dr. Ramos was the first officer-in-charge in the cityhood preparation of Makati municipal government. Some of the notable projects that Dr. Ramos was involved in the past as Program Manager/Coordinator: The Upper Marikina Watershed Management Plan, EIA Studies for Silangan Copper-Gold Mining Project and the Sagittarius Tampakan Mining in Mindanao; Pre-Feasibility and Master Planning of the Philippine Navy Facility in Lapu-lapu City; ISO 14001 Certification of Land Bank of the Philippines – Central Office; Feasibility Study of the Proposed Cebu Light Rail Transport System; Road Infrastructure Improvement Master Plan for Cebu City Upland Barangays; and the Proposed Rehabilitation of Bridges in Northern Luzon.

In terms of professional membership, Dr. Ramos is a member of the following: The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan (2020-2022); International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), The Netherlands, 2020-2022; Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE); Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners (PIEP); Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association- Philippine Chapter, 2011-present; Philippine-Australian Alumni Association, Inc. (P3Ai); and Networked Digital Library for Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), USA.
Hermenegildo Samoy Hermenegildo Samoy
Quirino State University
University President
Glenn Niño Sartillo Glenn Niño Sartillo
Romblon State University
Chief Administrative Officer
Atty. Glenn is the Chief Administrative Officer, University Legal Counsel and Chair of the Bids and Awards Committee of Romblon State University.

Prior to joining RSU, he was the Resident Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer for Privacy of Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU)-Manila, and Department Chair at the College of International Relations and Chair of the Quality Circle on Research.

Atty. Glenn served as Presidential Staff Officer V at the Presidential Management Staff of the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines where he prepared Briefing Notes for the President and inputs to the State of the Nation Address, and monitored and evaluated agency compliance with Presidential directives and commitments. He was the focal person for the formulation of the responsible mining policy of the Aquino Administration and sat in the meetings of the various Technical Working Groups of the Interagency Mining Industry Coordinating Council. He was the Board Secretary of the Career Executive Service Board.

Atty. Glenn earned his BA Political Science and Master of Public Administration from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, and his Juris Doctor from LPU. He is currently working on his Doctor of Public Administration degree at UP Diliman.
Zina Sayson Zina Sayson
Bohol Island State University
University Vice President
An academician and researcher.
A former dean of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design of Bohol Island State University. At present she is now the Vice-President for Research Development, Extension and External Linkages of the university
Donna Taguiba Donna Taguiba
Panpacific University North Philippines-Tayug Campus
My name is Donna Padilla Taguiba born on 05 October 1971 and currently residing in the Philippines at CP Garcia St., Dilan-Paurido, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan. I finished my Doctor of Philosophy in Management wayback 2010. I am at present the President of Panpacific University North Philippines - Tayug Campus (PUNP). PUNP Tayug Campus is a private higher education institution.
Edward Taguiba Edward Taguiba
Panpacific University North Philippines-Tayug Campus
Operations Vice President
I am Edward C. Taguiba and I work as the Operations Vice President of Panpacific University North Philippines-Tayug Campus.
Adrian Ybañez Adrian Ybañez
Cebu Technological University
Vice-President for Research and Development
Dr. Ybañez is currently the Vice-President for Research and Development of Cebu Technological University (CTU). He is a Certified Biosafety Officer by the UP National Training Center for Biosafety and Biosecurity and a PAM-Registered Microbiologist. He is a Regular member of the National Research Council of the Philippines. He is a Licensed Veterinarian with a PhD in Veterinary Sciences (1 year early graduation due to excellent research performance), under the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, under the United Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences, Gifu University; Awarded as Best PhD Graduate of the Year during graduation rites. His recent recognitions include DOST-NRCP Achievement Awardee and as DOST-NAST Outstanding Young Scientist in 2020, and PhilAAST Outstanding Scientist Awardee in 2021. He is a National Council Member of the Council on Education of the Philippine Veterinary Medical Association. He currently Co-Chairs the QS/THE/Smart Campus Initiatives of CTU.