Faculty

  • Abejo, Raymund Arthur G.
    rgabejo@up.edu.ph
    +(632) 981-8500 local 2126; +(632) 434-4021
    Tuesday/ Thursdays 1:00-2:00 PM; Wednesday/Friday 1:00-4:00 PM

    Raymund Arthur G. Abejo is Assistant Professor 7 at the Department of History. He holds a bachelor's degree in History and masters in Asian Studies from the University of the Philippines Diliman. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate in Korean History at the Academy of Korean Studies. His dissertation deals on discourses and representations on the Philippines in Korean print media from 1890s to 1930s.

  • Abrera, Maria Bernadette L.
    mlabrera@up.edu.ph
    9818500 local 2126
    M-F 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM Daily 2-4 PM

    Maria Bernadette L. Abrera is a professor of History at the University of the Philippines Diliman. She is currently the Dean of the UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (2017-2020) where she also served as the Chair of the Department of History. She has been the recipient of several Professorial Chair awards including the UP Centennial Professorial Chair (2018) and the UP Centennial Faculty Grant (2012). Her research focus is on cultural history and the indigenous knowledge system, having written on the indigenous belief system, the status of women in pre-colonial Philippines and traditional boat building technology. She was part of Oceanides, an international scientific research project on the role of the sea in history. She is co-author of a textbook on Philippine history, Kasaysayang Bayan, and served as president of ADHIKA, a national professional organization for historians and history enthusiasts.

    Dr. Abrera obtained her BA in History from St. Scholastica’s College, and her MA History and PhD Philippine Studies from the University of the Philippines.

  • Alvarez, Kerby C.
    alvarez.kerby@gmail.com / kcalvarez@up.edu.ph
    On Study Leave until 31 August 2019

    KERBY C. ALVAREZ is an Assistant Professor at the Department of History, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines Diliman. He finished Bachelor of Arts (History), magna cum laude (2010) and Master of Arts in History (2014) in the University of the Philippines Diliman. He is currently a candidate for the Doctorat en Histoire, Art et Archéologie (HISTAR) degree from the Université de Namur (Belgium). His research interests include Philippineenvironmental history, history of natural hazards and disasters in the Philippines, history of science (meteorology and seismology), and local history (history of Malabon). The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) awarded him the Young Historian’s Prize 2015.

  • Ancheta, Jopol Alvin C.
    ancheta_alvin@ymail.com
    09267271196
    TWThF 12:00 – 2:30PM

    I am instructor in the Department of History. My research interests are social history, demographic history, and international relations.

  • Bernal, Michael S.
    michael.s.bernal@upd.edu.ph
    09166545604
    M-F 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Camagay, Ma. Luisa T.
    lcamagay@yahoo.com.ph
    09189189130
    Wednesday and Friday 9-10 and 2:30-4

    I am presently Professor Emeritus in the Department of History. My research interests are history of women, urban history and local history.

  • Costelo, Ros A.
    rcostelo@ucm.es

    Ros Costelo is an Assistant Professor in the UP Department of History. She is a PhD in History candidate at the Departamento de Historia Contemporánea, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. She is also affiliated with the Instituto de Historia- Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas.

    In 2016, she obtained her Master Interuniversitario en Historia Contemporánea degree in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with her research ¨Construyendo la Colonia¨: La Inspección General de Obras Públicas en Filipinas. She finished BA History (2007) and MA History (2012) in the UP Department of History.

    She specializes on the history of Spanish colonial public works in the Philippines, history of Spanish colonial engineering, history of urbanization and local history of Leyte.

  • De Leon-Bolinao, Ma. Luisa
    mdbolinao@up.edu.ph
    UP Trunkline 981-8500 loc. 2410
    Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 1:30-4:30 pm

    Ma. Luisa De Leon-Bolinao is currently Professor and former Chair of the UP History Department. Her research interests are Philippine and Asian environmental and disaster history, and post-war Philippine history. She has co-authored several History textbooks for the primary and secondary levels, and has served as referee for various local and international journals. She likewise serves as a Content Evaluator of History textbooks for the country's Department of Education.

  • Esquejo, Kristoffer R.
    kris_esquejo@yahoo.com
    (02) 9818500 local 2126
    Mon 9am-12nn, 1pm-4pm, Tue/Thu 8am-10am

    KRISTOFFER R. ESQUEJO is Assistant Professor 3 at the Department of History, University of the Philippines Diliman. He obtained B.A. History (magna cum laude), M.A. History, and Ph.D. History from UP Diliman. He has also taught at UP Baguio and UP Open University. He briefly served as CSSP Assistant College Secretary (2010-2011). He was a recipient of NCCA Young Historian’s Prize (2011), CSSP Junior Faculty Writing Fellowship (2011), Aboitiz Foundation Research Grant on the Galleon Trade in Mexico (2011-2012), and UP Diliman Centennial Faculty Grant (2018). He has also published articles from several journals such as Daluyan: Journal ng Wikang Filipino (2010), Philippine Social Science Review (2011), Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia (2014), Journal of Philippine Local History and Heritage (2016), and books such as Kasaysayang Pampook Kasaysayang Pampook: Pananaw, Pananaliksik, Pagtuturo (2012), The Manila Galleon: Traversing the Pacific (2012), Pu-od: Kasaysayan at Kalinangan ng mga Pamayanang Maritimo sa Pilipinas (2014), The Manila Galleon: Crossing the Atlantic (2014) and Romblon: Bosom of the Philippines (2018). He was also a co-annotar of the book Galleon Sources from Mexican Archives (2013), co-editor of Saliksik: Saysay ng Salaysay E-Journal, Volume 2, no. 1 (2013), and the author of the book Pu-od Romblon: Mga Sanaysay tungkol sa Kasaysayan at Kultura ng Lalawigang Kapuluan (2015). His interests include the local history and religious history.

  • Galang, Jely A.
    jagalangph@gmail.com

    Jely A. Galang is Assistant Professor of History at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City. He is currently on study leave to pursue postgraduate studies (PhD Asian Studies – History) at Murdoch University, in Perth, Western Australia. His dissertation examines the lives and circumstances of working class Chinese in the nineteenth-century Philippines, with particular emphasis on vagrants, unemployed and marginally-employed, as well as those unable to pay their taxes and had no documents of identification. His work analyzes how these social outcasts - considered by the Spanish colonial state as “dangerous” and potential criminals – employed overt and subtle strategies in order to live and survive.

    Asst. Prof. Galang has handled classes in Philippine History, Asian History, and Philippine Institutions 100. Before he became part of the UP Diliman History Department, he taught at UP Los Baños. He received his BA (cum laude, 2004), and MA (2009) History degrees from UP Diliman. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Young Historian’s Prize for his master’s thesis on Ilocano migration to Tarlac (1860-1935). The Prize was awarded by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

    Asst. Prof. Galang has presented papers in local and international conferences mostly related to Philippine Chinese and Chinese diaspora. He has published in academic journals such as Saliksik: ADHIKA ng Pilipinas Journal, and the Philippine Social Sciences Review. He also contributes to Tulay: The Chinese Filipino Digest. He is a member of the Philippine National Historical Society (PNHS), Philippine Association for Chinese Studies (PACS), and Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA).

  • Guiang, Francisco Jayme Paolo A.
    faguiang@gmail.com
    0917-819-8913
    M-T-W-Th-F, 12:00nn to 2:00pm

    Francisco Jayme Paolo A. Guiang is Instructor 3 at the UP Department of History. He obtained his B.A. History degree (cum laude, 2012) and M.A. History degree (2018) from UP Diliman. Currently taking his PhD in History in the same university, his research interests focus on Marxism in historical scholarship, the history of activist and student movements in the Philippines, and nationalism in the Philippines. Mr. Guiang has handled Kasaysayan 1 (Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas) and Kasaysayan 2 (Ang Asya at ang Daigdig) courses. He is presently the Coordinator of the CSSP Computer Laboratory.

  • Lopez, Ariel C.
    aclopez2@up.edu.ph
    981 85 00 loc 2282
    TTh 10-11:30; 1-5

    Ariel C. Lopez is Assistant Professor at the History Department of UP Diliman and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Philippine Social Sciences Review. He obtained his PhD in History (cum laude) from Leiden University, The Netherlands. He likewise received Research Master’s (MPhil) and BA (cum laude) in History from Leiden University. He also holds a BA History (summa cum laude) degree from UP.

  • Magallona, Diego Vicente A.
    damagallona@up.edu.ph
    09178624811
    TWThF 2:30-5:30PM (this sem)

    Diego Magallona is an Instructor at the UP Department of History. He received his BA in History in UP Diliman. Currently taking MA in History in the same university. His research interests include Military History, History of Social Movements in the Philippines, and Contemporary Philippine History.

  • Poblador, Karl Friedrik K.
    kkpoblador@yahoo.com
    09175482975
    on study leave

    Prof. Karl Friedrik K. Poblador finished his bachelor’s degree in economics and his MA History degree at the University of the Philippines Diliman. He is presently an Assistant Professor at UP History Department, where he is in the process of completing his PhD. He regularly writes articles, present papers and engages in research on the history of Philippine economic institutions, particularly transportation. His most recent refereed article, entitled “Iloilo and the Birth of Commercial Aviation in the Philippines” was published in Journal of Philippine Local History and Heritage (2016) by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), for which he also served as an associate researcher on a forthcoming book regarding the history of land tenure and agrarian reform in the Philippines. He also recently served as co-project leader for a project under the auspices of the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs of UP on the history of the mass transit system in Metro Manila.

  • Ramos, Dondy Pepito G. II
    dondyramos@gmail.com / dgramos@up.edu.ph

    Dondy Pepito G. Ramos II is currently an instructor at the Department of History. His research interests include local history, biography, and social history.

  • Sy, Nicholas Michael C.
    Nicholas.chow.sy@gmail.com
    09175839255
    By appointment: TTH 8 to 930 am and 2 to 5pm, Fridays 1030 to 1130am

    Nicholas Sy is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Department of History. In 2017 he received his Master’s degree in History at the Ateneo de Manila University. For his MA thesis, Nicholas presented a quantitative challenge to the common notion that colonial era political elites primarily married within their own social circle.

  • Viernes, Aaron F.
    afviernes@up.edu.ph
    09171472190
    Mondays, 12 nn – 5 pm; Tuesdays to Fridays, 8 am – 11 am

    Aaron F. Viernes is an Instructor at the UP Department of History. His research interests are local history, military history, cultural history, and sports history.

  • Wani-Obias, Rhodalyn C.
    rcwaniobias@up.edu.ph
    981-8500 loc. 2277
    on study leave

    Rhodalyn C. Wani-Obias is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of the Philippines, Diliman where she graduated with degrees in BA Sociology and MA History. She is currently a PhD candidate in History at the same university with her research focus on exploring networks of propaganda between 19th century Philippines and Europe. Aside from 19th century Philippines and the Philippine Propaganda Movement, her research interests also include discourses on nationalism and identity, social history, and history of emotions.