BOARD OF OFFICERS

Prof. Esmeralda F. Sanchez, PhD

Prof. Esmeralda F. Sanchez, PhD

Honorary Founding President

Retired UST Professor, Founding President of PASCHR, Current President of PASR & RCPCTPP, EDITORIAL BOARD OF PASCHR, PASR, Doctor of Philosophy in Cosmic Anthropology, Master of Arts in Higher Religious Studies., BSE major in Math Field of Specialization- Theology, Mathematics Research Interests- Religions, Religious Movements, Spirituality, Indigenous People.
Prof. Amarjiva Lochan, PhD

Prof. Amarjiva Lochan, PhD

Lifetime Member

Teaches at University of Delhi and is Dy. Dean, International Relations. He is the Foreign Students Advisor of the University. Research Interests: Issues of Indian Diaspora, Indic elements in Southeast Asia, and Buddhism President, SSEASR (South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion) just appointed as Vice President, IAHR (International Association for the History of Religions) under the CIPSH, UNESCO).
Prof. Elena Toquero, PhD

Prof. Elena Toquero, PhD

Lifetime Member

Retired prof 6, ISU Director, Culture & Arts Center, Isabela State University, Echague Main Campus. BSE, English, History, and Theology. MA.literature. Ph.D. Educ, specialization in English. College of Arts & Sciences, Former Chairman of the Languages Department, Former Executive Council member of the NCCA-NCCEd
Rhuda M. Mujal, MA

Rhuda M. Mujal, MA

President

 

Rhuda M. Mujal is a faculty member at De La Salle University-Dasmarinas under the Social Sciences and Humanities Department. She is teaching History, Rizal Course, European Studies, and other related social sciences subjects. Currently, she is a candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy major in Cosmic Anthropology. A graduate of Master of Arts in Education major in Social Studies. She finished her Bachelor of Arts major in History. She is a lifetime member of the Philippine National Historical Society and a country representative of the South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion (SSEASR).  She has published research articles in different journals. Her research focused on qualitative research with a keen interest in History and Indigenous People’s Culture.

 

  Eulalia M. Tome, PhD

Eulalia M. Tome, PhD

Vice President

Eulalia M. Tome holds a PhD in Religious Studies with a focus on the Psychology of Religion from Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea. Her research specialization is in prayer. She earned her M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the Academy of Korean Studies, Graduate School of Korean Studies, in Seongnam, South Korea. She completed her Bachelor of Education with a major in Religious Education at Siena College, Quezon City. She graduated as valedictorian from her Korean Language and Culture Studies at Sogang University. She received the best essay writer award in Korean during the International Essay Writing Contest for Foreigners at Sogang University in 2005.

Her research interests include migration and globalization, prayer, healing, peacemaking, ritual practices, theology, cultural anthropology, and the psychology of religion.

 

 

Arvin Eballo, PhD

Arvin Eballo, PhD

Vice President

 

Arvin D. Eballo is a full professor and a researcher at the Institute of Religion and the Center for Theology, Religious Studies, and Ethics of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila, Philippines. He completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy at UST. He finished his Master of Arts Degree in Religious Education (with High Distinction) and his Doctor’s Degree in Religious Education (with High Distinction) at De La Salle University-Manila as a scholar.  He was granted by Indiana University a research fellowship in 2018. He was the director of the UST-Simbahayan Community Development Office from the academic year 2019 to 2020. His works on history, sociology, anthropology, and politology of religion have appeared in some scholarly publications, e.g., The SAGE Encyclopedia of Sociology of Religion

 

 Lahaina Sue C. Azarcon, MA

Lahaina Sue C. Azarcon, MA

Secretary-General

Lahaina Sue C. Azarcon earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Development Communication from the University of the Philippines Los Baños and her Master’s Degree in Women and Development Studies from the University of the Philippines Diliman. Currently, she is continuing her PhD in Rural Development at Nueva Vizcaya State University.

She is a recipient of international scholarships: 1) the Indian Technical Economic Cooperation or ITEC scholarship and 2) the Sarah and George McCune Scholarship for the Fall 2019 workshop in Designing a Mixed Methods Research Project at the University of Michigan, USA.

Her research interests include gender and women studies, Language and development communication studies, and culture-related studies.

At present, she is a faculty at Quirino State University and holds concurrent designations as Direktor of the Sentro ng Sining, Wika at Kultura, The Book Nook QSU Coordinator, academic research coordinator, and Graduate School Secretary.

 

 

Mary Leigh Ann C. Perez, PhD

Mary Leigh Ann C. Perez, PhD

Deputy Secretary-General

Mary Leigh Ann C. Perez has two master’s degrees in Drama Education and Theater Arts.  Her Master of Arts in Education was obtained in 2015 and her Master of Arts in Teaching was earned in 2003.  Both degrees were conferred at the Philippine Normal University in Manila. 

She attained her baccalaureate degree of Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Education (AB/BSE), majoring in English with a specialization in Language Teaching Stream at Philippine Normal College in 1988. 

She is presently a faculty member of the Institute of Creative Expressions and Human Movement Education (ICEHME) of the Philippine Normal University.  She was a trainer/lecturer in the CHED Senior High School Teacher Training in Contemporary Arts from the Regions. She has completed the Second Generation Faculty Training for the Teaching of the New General Education (GE) Core Courses in Art Appreciation.  She is a PASUC (Philippine Association of State University and Colleges) coach for PNU in the Short Play and Sweet (Dialogue) Category.  

 

Lynda Christine Diaz, PhD

Lynda Christine Diaz, PhD

Treasurer

EdD Educational Management MA, Administration & Supervision BS Secondary Education BS Information Management System Affiliation: Divine Word College of San Jose Occidental Mindoro Research, Quality Assurance and Accreditation Director Fields of Interest: Education, Indigenous Culture, Data Analytics
Albert Banico, MA

Albert Banico, MA

Information Officer

Albert Banico is a freelance researcher/writer.  Previously, he was elected National Treasurer of the Philippine Association for the Sociology of Religion. Also, he is a former faculty of the San Sebastian College under the Legal Management Department in the City of Manila and formerly, a Social Science Department faculty of Jose Rizal University of Mandaluyong City.  A Master’s Science degree holder in General Sociology at the Asian Social Institute and one of the founding BOARD Members of the Philippine Association for the Study of Culture, History, and Religion (PASCHR) at the Holy Angel University in Angeles, Pampanga.  He has written independent and commissioned research both in religion, risk reduction, environment, sociology, and culture in phenomenology, action, and academic research for various purposes and initiatives.
Erlyn C. Reyes, MA

Erlyn C. Reyes, MA

National Capital Region Representative (NCR)

Erlyn C. Reyes is a devoted educator of St. Paul College Pasig.    She takes pride in being a Paulinian from St. Paul College Pasig from Kindergarten to High School while she obtained her Bachelor of Arts Major in Religious Education, and minor in Values Education at St. Paul University Quezon City.  Searching for enlightenment and driven by a commitment to justice and peace, she pursued a master’s degree in Religious Studies at Maryhill School of Theology, Q.C. where she graduated Magna cum Laude.  She is currently writing her dissertation at the Asian Social Institute, Manila under the Doctoral Program of Applied Cosmic Anthropology.  She is an author of the Walking with Jesus Christ, the Truth Religious Education Textbook Series for Grade 9. 

               

 

Gerson R. Garcia, MA

National Capital Region Representative (NCR)

 Heide Sarno, MA

Heide Sarno, MA

Southern Luzon Representative

 

She is a multi-disciplinary artist, poet, writer, mountaineer, rower, cultural advocate, and mother. Studied Bachelor of Music, majoring in Percussion at the University of Santo Tomas-Conservatory of Music. Graduated AB Communication from De La Salle University-Dasmariñas (DLSU-D). Earned MA  in Araling Pilipino (Philippine Studies) at the University of the Philippines Diliman, with a concentration in Creative Writing and Anthropology.

 

 Najera R. Umpar, MA

Najera R. Umpar, MA

Southern Luzon Representative

 

Najera Umpar is currently an Assistant Professor 3 of the General Education Department at National University – Dasmariñas.  She finished her Bachelor’s degree as Cumlaude at Emilio Aguinaldo College Cavite. She received her Master’s degree in Teaching Social Sciences from the De La Salle University – Dasmariñas. She is also a licensed teacher. At present, she is engaged in the completion of her Doctorate degree thesis at NU Laguna.

 

Jovencio C. Orozco, MA

Jovencio C. Orozco, MA

Northern Luzon Representative

 

Jovencio Conag Orosco is a Recipient of the Graduate Diploma in Cultural Education Scholarship grant of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. A member of the provincial cultural workers of the province of Cagayan Head Teacher III,  and a school administrator of the Department of Education.

 

 

 Emma D. Aspiras, PhD

Emma D. Aspiras, PhD

Northern Luzon Representatives

Emma D. Aspiras; finished a Doctor of Philosophy in Education major in Educational Management, Master of Arts in Education major in Supervision and Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Management. She is currently the University Director-Gender and Development (GAD), Program Chair- Master in Management major in Public Management, and Campus Director-Auxilliary and Enterprise Development (AED) at Cabarrroguis Campus.

She conducts and publishes research papers specifically in the field of Social Research and involves herself in extension activities.

 

Eileen I. Estoque, PhD

Eileen I. Estoque, PhD

Western Visayas Representative

She finished her Bachelor of Arts Major in Political Science at West Visayas State University and a Master’s in Public Administration at West Visayas State University Calinog Campus. She finished her Master of Arts in Social Science and  Doctor of Philosophy in Social Science at West Visayas State University. Currently, she is a faculty at Northern Iloilo State University, College of Arts and Sciences.

She already published research in the Journal of Humanities and Social Studies. Her research interest is in social sciences.

Mark Nil L. Casaquite, PhD

Mark Nil L. Casaquite, PhD

Western Visayas Representative

He finished his Doctor of Philosophy in Social Science, Master of Arts in Education-Social Studies, and Bachelor of Elementary Education-Social Studies (Magna Cum Laude) at West Visayas State University, La Paz, Iloilo City. 

His areas of specialization are in the fields of Social Science as well as in Professional Education. His research was published in the International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. His research interests are in the field of Social Sciences.

 

Acmad Dam, PhD

Mindanao Representative

 

 

Glenford Franca, MA

Glenford Franca, MA

Mindanao Regional Representative

Glenford C. Franca is an Instructor III and the Faculty president at the Southern Philippines Agri-business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology (SPAMAST). Glenford is a licensed professional teacher. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from St. Francis Xavier College Seminary and pursued his MA in Educational Management from SPAMAST and MA in Theology from Holy Cross of Davao College. He is a Ph.D. in Educational Management candidate from Davao Norte State College. Additionally, he is an Associate Member of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP-DOST). Glenford is a peer reviewer on the following journals; Asian Journal of Research and Review in Agriculture, Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science, International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, Journal of Experimental Agriculture international, and Asian Journal of Advanced Research and Reports.